Tuesday, November 22, 2011
New House - The Living Room
First up in my mini house-tour is the living room. Our main living area is open plan living/dining/kitchen, in the classic L shape.
Jessica loves how the sun coats her fur through the French doors.
As tempting as it is to update the whole house straight away (after all we plan to be here for quite some time), it's a more exciting prospect to pay the mortgage off quicker whilst making do, and doing things over time and within our everyday budget. That actually thrills me more.
Creativity will be called in, and the style will evolve. Things that I would have considered non-negotiable when we moved here (less than a month ago), I now can live without.
It helps to have a father-in-law who lives just down the road and is very handy and has kept every piece of timber or curtain rail he has ever come across. We even have a rimu bannister coming from one of his friends.
We have joined the 21st century with wireless internet. I made the tablecloth from a $10 curtain remnant.
I feel so content and at peace that we own our own home. It is such a fantastic feeling and I am so grateful.
The gorgeous handmade bookshelf from my Dad a few years ago. Both my father and father-in-law are retired engineers. We are doubly blessed.