One year ago today I picked up the keys to my new house.
After pulling off the world’s fastest home purchase (real estate lawyer and bank’s words,) then the world’s fastest move, I lived on an air mattress for a couple months because it was a 3-season house that I winterized while living in it (it occurred to me while typing this I’ve slept on it 1/3 of a year.)
Let’s take a tour! First stop is the guest room.
In we go to the freshly painted crisp whiteness. I argue with everyone: no I don’t want colour in here. I am the colour.
Best joke of the renovation:
With 2 friends, walking into a hardware store that sells paint, “Careful Keri, there’s colour in here.”
Let’s take the tour upstairs and work our way down.
My office. Where the words come from.
Here’s an old closeup of my lanyard collection.
Typing Before & After on these photo collages is so satisfying holy crap.
The mirror makes all the difference eh, creates the illusion of space. Remember when it fell off the wall?
Most conflicting compliment of the renovation:
Checked out your blog, it looks like a home renovation show.
Good because means my documenting skills are sharp, bad because omg I run a home and decorating blog now? Ugh. Gonna create a DIY tag and smother myself with it.
Bathroom. Grey walls! Deviated from all-white, that’s huge for me.
When the electrician asked where to install the lights:
Me: eye level
Him: your eyes? That’s shorter than most, what about your guests?
Me: don’t care, my house, everything is to be my size
Minimalism always and forever.
Bedroom. Note the grey wall behind the headboard.
That’s not the best bed I ever made though, this one is.
We’ll conclude the tour with the kitchen.
Pendent lights are so classy eh.
Will conclude the tour with this.
Traded my old table for that one, it belonged to my neighbour. I was describing my dream table and he said wait, I have one in my shop basement. Come ON.
Took a year, but I have home owning under control now.
It was a steep learning curve though. Had no idea what I’d got myself into. Didn’t even have a plant, now I own trees.
Probably the best part are the neighbours that came with the house.
Finally, I’m pleased to report that with this post, the blog tag renovation is now closed, and it’s back to regularly scheduled programming here – Cars, Security and a Peek into my Life.