It’s hard to believe we’re only celebrating our four year anniversary of living in this house. It was just days before Thanksgiving when we first unloaded the truck (of stuff we hadn’t seen in 10 months) and the overwhelming part of unpacking started to set in.
I still remember the first time we walked in and Steve didn’t get as far as the living room when he made the statement, “There’s no way.”
I suppose the wall to wall mauve carpet (with sections of fake wood set in) was a little hard to look past. As well as the orange oak and 80’s brass fixtures around every corner. It was due for some love and attention and I just knew I could give it the love it needed. Although Steve was skeptical and could not see my vision – he had faith that we could make it our home. And we have.
It’s home and it’s comfortable and I love it. We’ve come a long ways in four years which is a little disheartening when I think of all we have left to update and fix. But there’s no rush; we slowly chip away at our to-do list as money and time allows. My hope is by our 10 year anniversary of living here we might get it to where we both want it. Baby steps!
If I was handing out trophies to our home, they would be as follows:
Biggest visual improvement: Hardwood floors
Biggest stretch of my abilities: The entertainment Center
Most Prep Work: The staircase
Most admired by visitors: The green barn door
Most dreamed about project: A kitchen update
Most Maintenance: Our 13 orange trees (Which is why Steve is antsy to rip out half of them!)
Hardest place to keep clean and organized: The garage wins by a landslide!
It feels good to be home.