I’m almost a little hesitant to show off any photos of the house. Sometimes when I look at it all I see is the 50 yr old carpet and that the walls are all very much ‘before’ colours right now. I really have to remind myself it’s our first house. So please squint at the pictures and think about what they will be like with a lick of paint and time to make it our own, k?
The dining room is possibly my favourite part. Finally my $40 dining table has a home! It desperately needs to be sanded and stained but now it has a home at least. And just before we moved I thrifted two slighly rickety but very affordable dining chairs. A table and chairs? Fancy! Now I just have to convince Dave to have dinner at the table one day. Dinner without being able to see the TV? Tres fancy! There’s something about being able to come together as a family at the dining table and eat together and share our day, it makes me feel more rooted than almost anything. You know what I mean? Oh and the wallpaper is grey with a pink tone, the flash totally ate the grey in the photo.
Rastus can see the neighbours trees blowing in the wind from the dining table. Moving trees both fascinate and terrify him.
The flowers were from my mother. Aren’t they pretty? Flowers make any room nicer.
This is the laundry. A bog standard laundry but man do I love that blue paint! Some of the paint shades the old lady chose are so not us but this really is me.
The kitchen is in need of a lick of paint(it’s a limp shade of mint green but even my camera seems to dislike it) but mostly I am just crazy in love with the size. It’s probably 4 times as big as our old one and the cupboards….oh the fact there are so many cupboards makes me so very happy. Being 50 yrs old though it’s annoyingly short on plug outlets. The cupboard door by the fridge is going to be painted with blackboard paint as soon as I get around to it.
This is the fireplace at the far end of the living room. I have an urge to paint it cream. The wall is a light minty green and the curtains look like the worlds ugliest paint palette vomited on them. I’ll like to paint the room something cozy and inviting. Frankly anything that isn’t mint green would work right now. Maybe white with a red feature wall. Ugh I dunno…tan and light brown might be nice and warm.
Rastus is just happy to have a low windowsill that he can get onto. You should see him try to jump sometimes. I’m embarrassed for him. You can see the living room curtain slightly. I’m too nauseated to show you any more.
So thats the main rooms of the house. A lot of the colours just don’t do it for me. The dining room and kitchen are open plan and the grey/pink wallpaper stops dead and turns into mint green paint. The venetian blinds on the windows are quite a bright blue. The cupboards are pink and the benchs are purple. It’s a colour fiesta in there! The two rooms desperately need some colour unity to bring them together asap! Time to get the paint cards out and choose some test pot colours I think! Any idea where I should start?