House sale pictures, some sneak-peeks, and some unfinished projects…

Wow, does the title sound like this post is a little bit of everything, or what?! 
I guess it sort of is.

I am still waiting for a little paint and glue to dry, but basically, I’m finished with all of the NECESSARY DIY and CLEANING in order to put the house on the market! (insert a crowd screaming for rock stars in the background!)
Seriously, I VASTLY underestimated all I still had to do! I spent the last 2.5 weeks (started on July 5th) and worked 6 days a week for 10-12 hrs per day. I’m toast!
Tonight I watched a movie with the family and just relaxed….it was wonderful!
During this 2.5 weeks, I’ve developed an understanding that being “done” with a space in Katie’s decorating land, and “done” enough to put a house on the market, are two different things, and that sometimes, you have to go with the latter!
So here are some house pictures that I will list with the house. 
Some of them are rooms I’ve haven’t revealed (hence the “sneak-peek” in the title).
Some of them have projects that I still need to finish. (Keep that in mind when you see the green table in the basement). 
But for now, it’s good enough!
These pictures are for the sale listing, so they don’t have my blog name on the bottom, and they aren’t as nicely edited as usual. They don’t have to be….if you use even slightly edited pictures when you sell your house, you’re doing WAY better than most! 
So here we go. I get to choose 15 to list with the house, and these are some possibilities.
*Click on the colored title to see more details about any space. 
* Welcome *

My Entryway
The Living Room –nope, no link on this one. I still haven’t revealed it yet. I have no idea why the back corner looks florescent yellow. Oh well, it shows that there is a decent sized living room and a good flowing layout, and that’s really the point of this pic. 

A pic from the other side of the living room, and a small view of the office.

I do like the pictures in my kitchen post, but I started realizing that there weren’t any pictures that showed the entire room. Luckily, I have a wide angel lense (that I LOVE)! 

My Nursery. This post is super old and was posted when I blogged for friends and family. Just a warning that if you click over to it, the pictures stink. Hopefully I will have time to take some new pictures and do another post about the room, because I still love it. 
Main bathroom. This post is also really old. This was the first room we finished in this house. 

Downstairs. Another room where you have seen a zillion projects, but no room reveals. You have seen partial room reveals, but I’m obviously not finished with the whole thing! Or so the green table, (that is smack-dab in the middle of the room), is saying!  I had so many more plans….great plans! That white cabinet, I had really cool plans for it,…another light fixture….a painted table….the list goes on, but oh well, there are times in life we just have to settle. Or, on the other hand, this place may never sell, and in that case, you’ll get to follow all the projects that I have in my head. 
You did see this back wall in my Window Wall post.  *Ooops, still need to cover the bottom of that chair! 

Here is a pic showing the length of the room. So many more pillows and chair coverings I still would have done…..I just have gray fabric draped over those chairs, and really that bike pillow belongs upstairs. It’s a picture prop here. 
 Here is a picture of the boy’s room. I have never liked this room much, and have decided that I’m not going to spend time or money on it until the next place. I threw my husband’s map on the wall and added the blue accent pillows for show purposes. 
Here’s a peak at Chloe’s room. I’ll be showing more projects in here and revealing the room soon!

And we of course need some yard pictures!  

I’ve lived here for 5 years, and even though that is almost twice as long as I usually live in a place, it was necessary! (my husband’s 18mo deployment and I was pregnant twice here). However, after 5 years, a decorator wants to change some things! I sort of despise the baby-poo green walls in the living room at this point, and I probably would be painting my furniture something besides black, but this place is 3100 sq ft, and has a yard the size of a park, and there is only so much time….

I’ll be filling out paperwork to purchase an MLS (multiple listing service) tomorrow, so the house should go on the market Monday.

This is the 3rd house we are selling ourselves. I plan on giving you all of my tips in some upcoming posts!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!


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  1. Can’t imagine doing all that work and selling it! But great job! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and

  2. Great job at decorating the house! I think with those pictures it will sell like sliced bread =)

  3. Pretty house! Good luck with your listing, hope it sells quick!!


  4. Katie- You have done a wonderful job staging the house. Good luck to you- it is a big job. We re-did and sold 14 homes in our married life- I SOOOOO know what you are going through- xo Diana

    • Thanks Diana. I can’t believe you redid 14! Do you ever have the urge to do another? Just asking because I wonder if I could ever just stop “re-doing” and live in one?

  5. Hi Katie, the house looks lovely! Good luck! Xx Rani

  6. Someone is going to feel awfully lucky to have this house. I’d kill for that much space, but in CA that would be an arm and a leg! So, where are you moving?

    • We don’t know yet….wherever there is a job! lol
      I know what you mean. We used to live in HI, houses there were the size of kitchens in the mainland and they were still super expensive!

  7. Wow! You did a wonderful job. I’m sure your house will not be on the market long. I would definitely want to live here.

    Your rooms are great inspiration for my own home.

    Good luck with the sale!

  8. Looks spectacular I would love this house! Bravo on a job well done!

  9. Your house looks beautiful, you should be able to sell quickly! Good luck with everything!

  10. I am a “stay in one place” kind of person…but I don’t rule out the possibility of moving. Great job staging

  11. How beautiful! Now who couldn’t picture themselves at home right there?!

  12. Um…. W O W !!!
    I imagine that will be gone quick. I would LOVE to live in that house! You are amazing!

  13. Beautiful job and great pics! Good luck listing & selling. We too listed late last September… Having the house prepped before listing is for sure the way to go! Those first few days your listed are crucial. Thankfully, for us we had three offers in first five days – it was just the short sale process that can take long (sold first week of October 2011 – closed last week of January 2012)

    Good Luck – Looks like you’ve got a winner to sell quick too!

  14. Everything is just beautiful! I am your newest follower! I am over at the Homemaker of a Dime blog hop with you!

  15. I hope it sells fast! How can it not when it looks so sweet and chic??

  16. Wow, Katie! What a surprise when prospective buyers grab a brochure out of the box!! I’m sure your lovely home will sell in no time! Good luck!

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  18. Your house is beautiful! It’s so fun to see everything all put together. Hope it sells fast for you guys.

  19. Just beautiful! It looks like a decorator show house and should sell quickly. Great sqaure footage and yard space. I saw your post over at “Metamorphosis Monday”.

  20. Your home looks beautiful…as a Certified Home Stager & former Real Estate Agent (husband still is) you would make the dream client!!! Hoped over from Tuesday To Do Party and I’m happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back. Blessings ~ Judy

  21. Your home is gorgeous, it should sell quickly!

  22. Beautiful home!

  23. Your home looks lovely and I hope it sells quickly for you.
    Mary Alice

  24. What a lovely house, Katie! I don’t think you’ll have any problems selling it. I know how much work it is prepping a house to put on the market. The long hours. The exhaustion. The nerves. Agh! Just keep the big picture in mind – and I wish you the best! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  25. Your house is lovely, I hope you sell it soon!

  26. You did all that in five years!? You have the eye and the touch and the vision and whatever else it takes. Good work. It’s a lot of space and it all looks great. Looks like a wonderful house and that yard is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it all. It was fun to see.

  27. Your home is just gorgeous! I doubt you’ll have much trouble selling it with all the work you’ve done. I’d love to live there myself 😉 I would be thrilled if you came by and shared this at my Throwback Thursday link party.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home. And good luck 🙂

  28. Your home is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us – it is a big home and you’ve got to give yourself credit for all the wonderful things that you have done. Awesome job. Seriously.

  29. New here! Stopped over from Beyond the Picket Fence party. I’m a new follower and can’t wait to get more details on these beautiful rooms and swap home re-do tips over time. It’s fabulous and good luck on the listing!

  30. That’s a gorgeous house! Good luck on the sale and we are looking but unfortunately not even close to your neighborhood!

  31. It looks really nice. I can’t imagine it will take very long to sell. It’s lovely with a lovely yard – can’t ask for more than that. Good Luck!

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  33. Wow.. You have put your soul into decorating that house beautifully, I can’t believe you are selling it. Good Luck! 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend.

  34. GORGEOUS home! best of luck

  35. Wow your house is beautiful! I”m sure it will get snatched up right away! It is so much work getting it ready and keeping it clean for viewings. I hope you sell it quickly!

  36. I think your house is going to go fast! Your love and hard work really shines. It’s gorgeous! Best of luck! 🙂

  37. It’s all lovely, Katie! I think it will sell quickly! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  38. I sure hope your house sells quickly!!! Our house is on the market and we have only had 3 people even LOOK in 5 weeks:( No offers but the feedback is always that it is priced right. Very frustrating. BEST OF LUCK to you!!! XO, Pinky

  39. Thanks so much for the tour and a special thanks for linking to Hot Fun in the Summertime.

  40. Your home is gorgeous! I love how each space just flows into the next.
    I just know it will sell quickly! Thanks for sharing at WIW.

  41. Love all these pictures!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime’s TIOT party!!

  42. Lovely home!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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