Lya in the April morning light. I’m finally starting to sort some April pictures.
I keep thinking that I’ll start posting something about this house. We have mostly unpacked ourselves and spend a lot of time dreaming and planning about what will happen later this summer. I FINALLY got some of our before pictures together…but not in a way I’d upload to the blog yet.
This morning we woke and switched two of our main 1st floor rooms to see if the set up feels and works better. I think it might. Meanwhile, it is all still wood paneling and doesn’t have the furniture we need and so it all still feels temporary. This summer we’re hoping to renovate the kitchen, laundry/mudroom, dining room, and den/family room. That makes it really hard to settle in a way that feels like home. But deciding what each space is used for will help us in determining which openings are created and which openings are closed when we start the real work.
In an effort to share something, here is an exterior shot. That will all change this summer, too. In addition to structural work on the front and side porch, we’ll be painting the whole thing. Any color ideas for a tudor home? We’re open to suggestions and ideas. Between the old linoleum floors, panelled walls, yellow brick exterior, etc….we’re leaning away from anything brown or yellow these days.
And just for fun. Here is a picture of the wallpaper in our downstairs half-bath. It is already gone, but still kind of fun to look at.
Just under two weeks ago we finally made the move into our new house. I honestly have no idea where to start in documenting the details of life lately.
The window sills above my sink.
There are so many things I love about this new house. And many of them are probably more accurately things I love about what we plan to do with this house. In house-hunting, we went back and forth on whether we wanted a house that needed nothing or whether we didn’t quite have the fixer-upper bug out of our system. In the first two homes we owned we changed nearly every space and surface. Knowing that, we decided to up-the-anty and really tackle a project. I’m so glad we’ve taken this leap. This house feels really right and I don’t have an awareness of any eventual end, although there very well may be one. However, moving in with a trillion to-dos feels much less daunting when it isn’t accompanied by an exit plan. We’ll get to it when we can. Well, other than the structural issues…we’ll get to those sooner than later.
I hope to start documenting some of our before-and-afters here. Its going to be a busy summer!
I cannot get enough of these girls. Yesterday (the darkest, dreariest day of the winter) I got to go love on them with my camera a little. I would edit all day. If only I could.