Last week, I shared that we bought a house! Since we’re moving about ten blocks from our current house, we are taking over all the little stuff, like dishes and clothes and lamps, one car load at a time. Then the big move will be on Saturday. I’m hoping to at least paint the kids’ bedrooms and closets, since I can do the rest during nap times or after they are in bed at night. That’s the goal! But before I move on to any changes, I wanted to document the house before we moved in. It is such a special house, and I love the open layout and large rooms.
This is the foyer and front door, which is right in the center of the house. On either side is the living room and dining room. And there’s a tiny closet-sized half-bath under the stairs.
Hoping to update this 1950s era bath, but for now it is tiny and pink. Evie has totally claimed this as her bathroom. Now, we just need to work on potty training.
Above is the dining room with its view to onto the foyer and living room. Those French doors, right?!
The kitchen has loads of storage, even if there are only two drawers in the whole room. I’m excited to have stools at an island, although I’m less excited that there is a cutting board glued to the countertop. Double yuck. Someday, I’d love to come up with a plan to update the kitchen – especially an island with more storage, counterspace, and stools, and a solution for a coats and shoes as you come in the door. But it is great for the time being.
These are the photos of the living room, which is long and somewhat narrow. The tile is original Rookwood Pottery Co. The photos are dark, because that is how the rooms are right now. I’m really looking forward to taking down the drapes and adding white paint. The wood molding is in good condition, so the plan is to brighten the wall color, and keep the trim dark to see if we like it.
Last but not least is the study in the front of the house. It is covered in windows and bookshelves, with french doors that open onto a screened porch. We fell in love with this little room.
Tomorrow, I’ll share pictures of the upstairs of the house!