Like I mentioned earlier, we’ve got a place! Woohoo, the house hunt 2010 is over! Thank heavens! Wooo! *tosses confetti*
I took some pictures for my sister – you wanna see? Sure! You can see. But there’s just a handful, and keep in mind our landlord was still cleaning up and getting things ready for the August 3rd move in.
Here’s the view into the house from the front door. This is the living room. That’s my mom, too, on a really good day – she usually gets around by walker or wheel chair.
Here’s the bricked-in fireplace. We’re thinking about getting something to fill it in.
I saw these 3D holiday wooden scenes at ABC Distributing. I’m not sure they’d fit, but I bet they would! I’m not usually one for ‘cutesy folksy stuff’, but lookit. The candles. And the pumpkins!
And a mantle! At Christmas! :3
Pardon the mess, but we’re still in the middle of cleaning up and painting. Here’s the dining room. We’ve got a round table we’re gonna put in here temporarily, and my desk. Eventually I wanna get a nice square table and chairs in here.
Mom’s looking into the tiny coat closet. Opposite mom there’s the door into the basement.
Enter the kitchen. These are the ‘new’ cabinets – and I ♥ them. According to our landlord, this is where the appliances are supposed to go. I’ve got a eyetwitchy thing about putting a fridge right next to a stove, but if push comes to shove… *shrugs* that’s where it’s gonna go.
Here’s the kitchen – well, most of it. As I’m looking at this, I’m thinking I wanna put a farmhouse sink in. My husband wants to strip the cabinets to match the newer ones. And the baseboards, too.
Funnily enough, I know you can’t see it from this shot, but there’s something deep and dark in this kitchen. I call it the Death Door. It’s a tiny, irregular-shaped door that is not just painted over, but it’s been screwed shut. On the other side of the wall there’s the stairs that lead down to the basement. I’m half convinced I should have a cleansing before moving in.
Other than the ‘regular’ one I was gonna do, I mean.
This isn’t the best picture I’ve ever taken, but the little eat-in nook there, that’s where we’re putting a desk for Kelly to do her schoolwork at. Eventually, though, I wanna build a bench plus some storage there, and make it a nice nook for maybe breakfast or something.
The stairs lead up to the 2nd floor landing, where all the bedrooms are and where the one bath is. The bathroom was really gross and ill-lit so I didn’t take pictures yet.
Here’s one of the two master bedrooms. This one is mine and Josh’s. Lots of light, which I *love*, but I’m a little concerned with the amount of light it’ll let in at night. I really like to sleep in pitch-black rooms.
Mom’s looking into the room Kelly is coming out of. That’s Kelly’s room. It’s small, but so is she. We’re gonna let her paint her room whatever she likes, and she’s gonna pick out furniture, etc. Really let her make her room her own, in comparison to this childish ‘My way or the highway’ attitude we’ve been subjected to for so long.
She was pretty adamant that the owl be painted over. Josh was sad to see it go, and said he wished she wanted to keep it. (Which immediately made me roll my eyes.)
Mom’s room has ..disappeared from my harddrive, so just imagine another room like mine, except with 3 windows total.
These are my new appliances! Temporary, in the case of the stove, but I’m thinking about keeping the fridge. It’s beautiful. The stove will be returned once we get past this first month – the rent on the stove is $100, which is ridiculous when I can pay just a little more than 1 month’s rent on it and get one free and clear at the used appliance mart.
Really, the only reason we’re RTO-ing is because we need the appliances immediately, and we had a couple of coupons we were able to use to get the 2 appliances for $30 for one month. Godsend!
I’m making a lot of wishlist and housewarming lists. I’ll be posting them here.
Hint hint 😉