Monday, January 16, 2017


A year ago yesterday marked a whole year of homeownership for the two of us. It has been one of our biggest adventures together and through it all, the fun times and the stressful times, it has been the best year and we are so thankful!

January 15, 2016, we signed the papers, got the keys and officially became homeowners. We rushed over and got a picture in front of our home and then headed straight to Jet's Pizza to pick up a pizza and a coke. It's a tradition we started when we moved into our apartment to get a pizza and eat it that night for dinner on the floor. It's a fun little tradition and we love it!

And now for some before and after!

Starting with our front door

Our entryway, we painted the walls (my dad did) and painted the interior of our front door.

Our dining room, we took the curtains down (the day we got the keys), primed and painted over the wallpaper, and spray painted the gold chandelier a rubbed oil bronze, and Matthew built a 10ft long farmhouse table!

Our kitchen, we upgraded the appliances, stripped wallpaper, and painted!

Our living room, we painted, bought new recliners, new rugs, and ran cords through the wall.

Matthew's study, we painted it and bought him a desk & chair and hung his CPA license on the wall.

All of our guest bedrooms looked the same when we moved in. We haven't painted any of them, but we did fill them with furniture!

Guest bath, painted it (same color as the kitchen!) and added a cabinet. The wallpaper was not coming off easy so I just painted over the wallpaper and that worked perfectly fine!

We have officially celebrated every holiday in our home and decorated for many different seasons!



July 4th...


And finally, Christmas...

We love our house and we have LOVED making it our home over the past year! To see all home posts on social media search #TheCoatsHome. We also had the opportunity to host several dinner parties over the past year, and we enjoyed all of them and look forward to hosting many more. Too see all of our dinner party posts, check here.


  1. I love all of your paint colors! We are currently trying to choose paint colors for our house and there are just so many choices it's hard to decide!

  2. I love all of your paint colors! We are currently trying to choose paint colors for our house and there are just so many choices it's hard to decide!

  3. Congrats!! Loving the photos that go through the seasons :)

  4. i love all of the paint colors! what a fun year!! congratulations on your 1-year home anniversary!!
    :) Rebecca

  5. Congratulations on one year in your home! That was such an exciting time for us and I know it was for y'all too! Here's to many more memories!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  6. I love the color of your front door!

  7. You guys have really transformed your home - just love it!

  8. I love this! Happy 1st year of homeownership!! Y'all have really updated the house and it looks amazing - can't wait to see what you keep doing with it :) You have now inspired me to paint like all of our living areas... let's see if I can convince Stephen ;)


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