make the house a home: 3 month mini tour

  favorite spot in the house. we work on homework and rest, I had no idea how relaxing a screened in porch could be. sectional from samsclub.com

 

favorite spot in the house. we work on homework and rest, I had no idea how relaxing a screened in porch could be. sectional from samsclub.com

Three months ago we moved into our new (1990s) home. It is everything we hoped for: more space, room for guests and entertaining, and a first floor bedroom/bathroom. 

And it is quite the contrast from our 1200+ square foot, 1950s city home we owned in Minnesota. I miss the character of our old house, the hardwood floors and plaster walls. Some of our vintage furniture feels out of place now. Like showing up to a costume party and finding everyone else is in jeans and a t-shirt.

  Our first home with tile floor. Things are frequently broken here, and it does seem harder to clean. Do you like tile?

 

Our first home with tile floor. Things are frequently broken here, and it does seem harder to clean. Do you like tile?

  The living room is a mix of styles. I don't love it yet, but it is functional. We eventually will add a sectional and will move the recliner to the corner. The ikea chair will be sold on craigslist. The fireplace will be resurfaced.

 

The living room is a mix of styles. I don't love it yet, but it is functional. We eventually will add a sectional and will move the recliner to the corner. The ikea chair will be sold on craigslist. The fireplace will be resurfaced.

  The dining room, well...we did not have a dining room in Minnesota so this room was empty for a few weeks. I decided to fill it with Etsy things since we no longer have a basement. This is temporary, eventually we WILL have a dining furniture!

 

The dining room, well...we did not have a dining room in Minnesota so this room was empty for a few weeks. I decided to fill it with Etsy things since we no longer have a basement. This is temporary, eventually we WILL have a dining furniture!

  My second favorite room in in the house. The tanker desk is from Habitat, Lee found it for $30. Stick Around Chair from CB2. Gold Lottie Dots from Land of Nod. 

 

My second favorite room in in the house. The tanker desk is from Habitat, Lee found it for $30. Stick Around Chair from CB2. Gold Lottie Dots from Land of Nod

We will eventually repaint and replace light fixtures, mini blinds, the kitchen, the fireplace, landscaping...and that will all take time. Years. 

So I am sharing this, not because it is magazine worthy. But hopefully it is encouraging! Let's do our best to enjoy phases of life. Not just the completed ones.

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