I haven’t posted any pictures from the inside of my house because… well… I’m still working on it, but I have made some big leaps in the last few weeks, so I wanted to share.
This is from the front door. Sorry about the thumb… I didn’t realize until… just now and I’m not my netbook so I can’t edit it out without, well… a lot of effort. I don’t have the energy right now.
So to the right you can see the “parlor”, which I will share more pictures of at a later date. It includes the piano, our old couch from our apartment, and what was previously the “activity table” (with the idea of keeping our board games and puzzles) and is now my craft area. Since the majority of Ginny’s toys are on this level of the house, and most of the things we do are on this level, and this level gets the best sunshine (tons of windows!), if I was going to do any crafting it made sense to put my craft stuff here. Doooon’t worry… we can still play board games at the craft table.
On the left you’ll see our new couch that we purchased… the same day we moved in… and well… you can see both of our rugs. I guess I have a thing for black and white rugs.
Also – that red bench is one of my favorite things in the house. It gets moved around to add more seating to tables, or it stays right there as a shoe-putting-on location.
I dig red things. Bench… shelves… things…
And a closer up of the living room.
The color on the walls is a tricky one. During the day it looks like taupe, but at nigh t it looks gray. I would just paint it to a more definitely, lighter, gray, but this color is EVERYWHERE in the house. Plus the kitchen in brown. Dark brown. So… basically I would have to paint everywhere. I probably need to do the kitchen first.
That crocheted blanket on the back of the couch was my “steal” at the flea market when we were in Maine earlier this summer. It was only $50! That really is a steal considering the hours upon hours upon hours it requires to make a blanket like this. I would know – I’m currently making on. I mean, for the size of this blanket $50 barely covers the cost of the yarn! regardless, it was so colorful and so fun I just had to buy it. I mean… really… who could resist!?
And that is… well.. a small portion of my house. Or a large portion. If the portion is based on how much time is spent where in the house then this is a very large portion. So… it’s all coming together. It’s starting to look more like a real house and less like a big pile of boxes. Also a good feeling.