house tour (before)

Hi everybody! My post today isn’t super wordy, but it is super exciting! It’s HOUSE TOUR TIME!

Remember ya’ll… this is the before post. There is a lot of work to be done.

I took these images this very morning, so you have a live idea of where I am living! It is clear that this place needs a lot of work to spruce it up, but after 4 days of moving, we’ve got a very functional living space. But we sure do have a lot of decorating, building and painting to go! I expect the whole sprucing-up process will take 6 months to a year. That being said, welcome to our new home!

Some of the colours look a heck of a lot better in the images they do in person. For instance, the copper in the kitchen has got to go, it is hideous. The red in the bedroom is actually awful (though photographs surprisingly well); imagine living in a sea of pink because of all the reflected light. Yuck. Even the yellow in the bathroom is off (this from a girl who loves her yellow). I can’t wait to change it up.

Two more thoughts:

  1. The peak of the attic is 74 inches high and the hubs is 72 inches high. That’s why his desk (north side) has him sitting in the middle (facing into the wall). Whereas I (61.5″ high) can fit in the cosy corner, under the skylight, on the south side. There is a lot of decorating to do in the attic, but after using it as an office for several days, I expect that functionally we’ll go with the same layout.
  2. Also – see that couch? It’s 33″ high and 34″ wide. We fit it through our 30″ door frame without murdering each other. You’ll learn more about that couch in an upcoming craigslist decorator post!

4 thoughts on “house tour (before)

  1. The colors do look nice in photographs but that’s not the important thing — looking forward to seeing what colors you choose for painting!

    I love the space and I know it’ll be fun (and exhausting) making it your own.

    • Thanks Heather! You should see our swatch wall. It’s a little ridiculous. I think we’re actually going to go very, very neutral on most of the walls and then add pops of colour in furniture, art, pillows, curtains, etc! It’s super exciting.

  2. Congrats on the move!! You place looks super cute (already!) and love all the natural light! Looking forward to seeing the finished result (and hearing the couch story!) :)

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