|The front of my house|
We then spent the next five years renovating it. The house was run down and needed everything from a new roof to refinished floors and everything in-between. My father invested everything he had in the house. It truly was a labor of love.
While renovating the house I made a lot of the design decisions. But I was 22 at the time. I see now that some of those decision were not made sensibly. I am now living with my decisions, but if I could do it again things would be very different.
Today, this house is a work in progress. Jeff and I don't have a lot of money so the updates are slow. I have a list a mile long of all the things I want to do. There is a lot of updates that I would love to make, but we are making the changes slowly.
|The back of the little house|
I also got a really nice China Cabinet. After I styled it, I'm super happy with how it looks.
I actually don't mind how the living room it came out especially after I painted two walls blue. I would like to take out the orange but I told my husband I would never tires of an orange living room when we moved in (spoke too soon, I immediately started to imagine white and light colors here, I do still love the orange though, I just want less of it).
Upstairs is two little bedrooms and a half bath in between. I love the colors I chose for the bedroom walls. I also love my bedding. We had to put the bed at an angle because it was so tall with the headboard that there was no other way to fit it. I'm not an "angle bed" kind of person, but we have gotten used to it. We bought this bed in our old apartment. I always wanted a sleigh bed.
I much prefer the light gold bedding to this older bedspread. The moment I got it I knew it was all wrong. It was just too loud for a bedroom. I need something quiet and calm.
I made the bedroom a little haven to our love. I have a collection of our wedding stuff styled in a frame, and lots of pictures of us together.
blue dresser in my dining room, but up here the color competes with the blue walls (and not in a good way). I'm trying to decide if I'm going to sell this dresser or move it. I'm not sure yet. I do love the round mirror I got on sale at Homegoods. That small painting on the left is painted by my aunt. I love it, it is like having a little piece of Maine right here in NY.
The guestroom is on the other side of the stairs. I have done a lot of work to this room.
I even reupholstered the chair and tucked it in the dormer nook.
The bathroom has changed a lot too.
stenciled the opposite wall and framed a print that was given to me in graduate school. I love this look, but stenciling is a LOT of work.
So there you have it. This is my little cottage I share with my hubby. We moved here in August of 2010 so I'm pretty proud of what we have done in the last two years.