Thursday, April 30, 2009

Final House Pictures

I promise, these are the very last pictures of the house. Although we're not leaving until mid-May (!!!!), I'll only post nature pictures until then. The saguaros are coming into bloom. What a treat! We had never stayed here long enough to see them. Anyway, here are views of the house furnished with items from consignment stores, craigslist, and yard sales, tastefully decorated with treasures from thrift stores, and topped off with some contributions from friends. It's not quite finished, but we're getting there. The rest will wait until next winter because, honestly, I'm broke. Who knew a house was so expensive?

For those of you who missed or forgot the original outside shot, here it is again.

Coming in the front door, this is the view of the living room/dining room and through the opening that formerly held the sliding glass door into the Arizona room. My daughter asked if that was like a Florida room - yes, exactly, except (you guessed it) it's in Arizona. That brought up the question whether all the southern states have them. For instance, is there such a thing as a Louisiana room?

Here's the view looking back the other way. As you can see, Sally and Mary Ellen, I did manage to find some mission tables on craigslist although we almost got into a fist fight with another buyer over them.

I think I already posted this too, but here's the kitchen.

We got the bedroom set from a consignment store - a bit more expensive then craigslist, but there is not a scratch on it. That's the dresser to the left, we each have a nightstand and the chest is out of the picture off to the right.

Here's the second bedroom all ready for guests. Just let us know when you'll be coming.

Another of Ron's amazing feats was moving this monster with the lovely orange counter from the Arizona room. . .

To the garage. He also ran some fancy wiring and added a light.

And to answer those of you who asked what Ron will do when he runs out of projects, that will never happen. For example, look at what we picked up in a thrift store last week. It will replace the green/gray one in the master bathroom. I really like the molded sink. (I don't care if it's in style or not.)

It will patiently wait in the garage until we return next winter.


  1. I love seeing the pictures of your home. You've done a great job!!

    Not every Arizona house has an Arizona room. Mine doesn't.

    Looking forward to your nature pictures.

  2. We LOVE seeing pictures of your home, and all the things you have done with it. Of course, we are not full-timers... just part-timers, so, we too, have our home we come back to between trips. I could never be a full-timer, I am afriad... So, it is nice seeing someone on their blog talking about, and sending along pictures of "their Other home"...don't stop... Happy travels...

    Pat and Jim

  3. I, also, love seeing all the house pictures!! You, Sally, and I have a lot in common!! I'm working on a new post, so check it out, and by the way, I KNOW how expensive houses can be!

  4. I hope never to have to find out how expensive houses are. I like my mobile one. And if I want to stay in a house for a while, I'll just come see you. Guess I have to bring my own mattress though...

  5. It has been so much fun seeing your pictures and watching the change..right along with you. I had a great time popping in and seeing what you did and then leaving before I was seen and put to work!(via:internet, of course!)