Right before Drew came Pete was painting up a storm. We clearly were in bold mood when this color wound up in our cart at Lowe's. Red...like cranberry red ALL OVER THE WALLS...
I love it!!
I really like bright, sunny spaces and this room gets so much sun. There was a bland yellowish color on the walls from the builder and it really just washed everything out. The white stuff in the room was washed out and the black was boring...
The front two rooms of the house got painted blue. I have no good pictures yet but I will soon...but for now this is what I can show you.
We have lived here now for 7 months. It is really starting to feel like home...home home. When we first got here we just moved in and then jumped into life. Making friends was way more important than the color of my basement. But with these past few weeks of being home more we are really living in every inch of this house and falling in love with it more each day.
We have lived in some cool homes. In San Francisco we lived in an apartment over a Thai food place and a small food store. That was SO fun. I loved that little 600 sq. ft apartment. We had all the furniture given to us by our relatives and I remember making that place our first home. We had our first Thanksgiving dinner there and cuddled on the couch that was from my grandpa's estate from when he passed away. On the walls hung the sunflower pictures that my friends gave me at our engagement party. Our dishes were from Wal-Mart with a sunflower pattern.
When we got stationed somewhere we would just pack up our car and head that way. We would stay at a BOQ for a few days and find something to rent.
For me our story is all about The Little House That Grew. We have lived in some small spaces and with each space we have grown. Not only in numbers but in spirit as well.
I can't say this space is small. We moved out pretty far from D.C so we could have more space. Once Pete is commuting back and forth each day we will then know if we played our cards right.