On the Move . . .

I put on mascara today for the first time in six days.  No more leaky eyes today as I am almost home . . . my new home in South Carolina. . . and I am so excited!

After six days on the road we’ve officially arrived in The New South and I’m ready for our new adventure!  It has been quite a cross country trip with Mr. OTN and three dogs day and night.  We’ve made some fun memories for sure.

Right now I’m sitting in a Nashville Hotel lobby waiting to sign papers on the home we sold back in Washington State.  The people who bought our home are also signing the paperwork on the house they sold today, as well as on our old house, and we will close on our new home on Friday.
38 wiseton ctThis is it!  What do you think?  After hours of Internet surfing and a trip out to look at our top picks this was the one that felt like home to both of us.  It isn’t at all like my little house on the lake.  It is very traditional inside and out.  

The moving van is on the way with an “open” delivery date.  A five day window of August 28-September 3rd.  We may be there for a few days without furniture but when the van arrives they will begin to unload the things we’ve collected over the years.  Things that belonged to my mother, things that belonged to my mother-in-law, things given to me by friends.  These are the things that will make this house our home.  

So I’m sorry for the long absence from blogging.  I’ve been a wee bit busy.  I may be busy for a few more weeks but then I will return . . . and I promise I will have so much to share!

Blessings to you,


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Shabby Kitchen Table . . . You’ve Stolen my Heart!

My Shabby Kitchen Table has been used in many a photo shoot here at Old Things New, but I don’t believe she’s ever had her very own feature!  I guess it’s about time since this was one of the first pieces I ever painted with chalk paint. She is a great table with lovely legs!… 

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Summer Decorating at Our Lake House

So what am I doing spending time decorating my house when I should be packing for our upcoming move to Greenville?  I know, right?  But when I saw Linda of Coastal Charm‘s recent post sharing her Coastal Vignette I just had to dig out my own coastal decor to do a little summer decorating at… 

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Home Staging for a Quick Sale!

Welcome to John and Debbie’s home. These are the dear friends who bought our home before we even put it on the market.  Over the last few weeks they’ve been working non-stop to get their own home market ready and I’ve had a great time working alongside them doing some painting, advising, home staging, etc. … 

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Kitchen Makeover Part 4 – Shopping Secrets Revealed!

At long last, here is the final post in a four-part series on my Budget Kitchen Makeover.  Today I’ll share my shopping secrets and reveal the GRAND TOTAL spent for my new kitchen.  You can view PART ONE my Budget Kitchen Makeover With Sparkle (with the UNBELIEVABLE “before” pictures)  PART TWO  Adding Substance to a… 

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