I thought I'd sit down for a bit and put together a quick tour of the place we now call home. Actually, the boys consistently call it "our new house", even though we've lived here for 6 months. I'm waiting for it to wear off, but not holding my breath!
There she is! In all her pretty windows, gag-awful trim color glory! Seriously, I HATE that trim color. It actually burns my corneas to look at it for too long. But lucky me, when the bank was getting it ready to sell, they painted right over quite a bit of rotting wood, so
we Brian will have to replace and repaint plenty of it anyway.
These photos were all taken on our inspection day, so the house is nice and empty. But I had the wrong lens on my camera, so I didn't get the best, widest angle photos. Also, they're straight out of the camera, because ... well, just because. You'll get the idea!
We bought a fridge for that big gaping hole, moved the faux-green-marble topped island to the side of the room to open up the space a bit more, and added a kitchen table. Everything else is really functional for now. I have lots and lots of plans for this space, but they will have to wait for more cash-flow.
The Living Room/Dining Room
The living/dining area is so full of gorgeous windows and light. I love it! For the first six months, this space functioned as a play room for the boys. Now that the basement is coming along, we moved the toys down there and this space is pretty empty again. Eventually it'll function as a sitting room and dining space, but since the dining room table is still holding a bunch of boxes in the garage, it might be a little while.
The kitchen opens up to the family room, and the big windows and awesome light continue. The high ceiling makes it feel bigger than it actually is, as does the giant mirror above the green-marble-and-shiny-brass gas fireplace. That weird opening above the bookcase/open shelving is a little peek-through to the landing on the staircase. I thought it was weird and kinda quirky at first, but honestly, it's insanely convenient to be able to check on the boys if I'm upstairs and they're downstairs. We have lots of plans for this room too, mainly the fireplace wall - mirror down, stone (or something) up, chunky wood mantle, and of course Brian's dream of the TV mounted above the fireplace. Again with the cash-flow situation!
Upstairs, we don't really have a hallway as much as an ... open space? It's actually one of the things I really love about the house. The house is just very open and airy and full of light! The 3 bedrooms and the boys' bathroom all open to this area, as well as a little balcony-thingy that's open to the second-story foyer. And our awesome 90's chandelier. Plans for that thing too. Plans, plans, and more plans!
The photos of the bedrooms and bathrooms are really just beige walls and 90's bath fixtures, so I'll spare you. But as we carry out some of our many plans, I'll keep updating!