We spent last weekend cleaning the house we're moving into. Originally the house was a barn on the property of Nathan's grandmother's spinster cousins. When their parents died in the same year, the two ladies decided their house was too big for them, so they moved the barn to its current place and had it changed into a house. They lived in it until their passing, Joyce in the early nineties and Clara in 1996. The house was then rented and the last tenants treated it badly.
We have a long way to go.
This is the living room with the beautiful fireplace, built in bookshelves, and all our crap. There is a large window on the south wall that makes the room bright and airy.
We think the streaks and spots on the wall are paint balls. This is actually my favorite room, it has beautiful glass paned French doors and is a very bright yellow color.
In which we pay tribute to Nathan, who spent six hours on Saturday bleaching the hell out of the kitchen cabinets.
These are both views of the kitchen. I love the tiny cabinet under the normal-sized one and the shelf off to the left. The bottom picture is where my mom says a phone would have sat. Nathan is convinced we need to have a rotary phone now. I love that little shelf, it's so cute.This is the linen cabinet, for which my love borders on the unnatural. It is nice and deep and the top shelf isn't too high for me to reach. The drawers are also very convenient.
One thing I've noticed in the moving process is that Nathan and I have way more books than is probably either normal or healthy to have. What can I say, I love to be surrounded by books. That is why I was very excited when I saw these shelves in what was Joyce's bedroom and what will be our bedroom. The room itself is so big, we are thinking of halving it and making the end with the bookshelves a study.
This set of closets is in what will hopefully before too long become a nursery. The one on the far end has shelves, the middle one comes with a dresser, and the one closest has a clothes bar.
It's so cool.
The house also features a full basement, full attic, one and a half bathrooms, and another bedroom, which Clara once used as a sewing room.
It's a pretty great house.
PS, sorry it too me so long to update, we haven't had the Internet since the 13th. I'm actually at the library now.