Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The best is yet to come

There really is so much left to do, but the house has come a long way since I moved in at the end of June. It's great to finally have a place to sit down, eat dinner, and store my stuff.

The second story remains in use as a storage closet, but I hope to turn it into a master bedroom at some point (if that bear of a staircase will allow it). A lot of furniture/decor also needs to be bought or replaced (I'm looking at you, curtains).

However, the first order of business is to take care of the garden before Fall sets in. I called in a professional to remove several gnarly stumps from the back yard and it's looking a bit rough. I'd really like to put in a few evergreen trees and shrubs to provide some semblance of privacy. As of now, all that separates us from our neighbors is a tiny chain-link fence - not that there is anything wrong with them. I'd just prefer to have a bit of space to myself.

What do you all think? Is there anything that you would have done differently? I'll admit, there's been a few design decisions that I've regretted, but I have a plan and I hope to remedy them in the future.


  1. Yellow chair in the sunroom... Black chair in the study... Blue sofa on Craigslist with dining set No1... Rugs out the window... Mirror above the fireplace... Teapot middle shelve in cabinet... Blinds for the windows... Us upstairs by Christmas...

  2. let me know if you would be interested in sharing your home on my blog via a home tour :)

  3. @Sudha - I'd love to once I get some decent pictures. The house isn't much at the moment, as I only just graduated from college and bought the place a few weeks ago, but I do what I can.

  4. Looks like you have a great start! Lots of really nice pieces.

  5. Thanks Vintage. It's a lot of work, but I'm loving finally having my own place.