We are back in action! We’ve got the internet set up, the boxes are unpacked, and one of these days I’ll figure out where I put the charger for my work computer. Things are looking up!
One of our favorite things about our new home (and there are many favorites) is how little work needs to be done. The house is in great shape and is definitely already liveable – meaning we didn’t have to gut a bathroom or rip up old carpets or anything before we moved in.
The house had been very well cared for for a lot of years, and that made our job as new owners very easy. We even lucked out, for the most part, with neutral paint colors. I say “for the most part” because there are some forest green cabinets in the kitchen that we would like to change up, along with some trim upstairs that they must have used the leftover cabinet paint on. Sure, we would like to re-paint most of the rooms at some point, but there really isn’t anything that is so blindingly terrible that we can’t live with it for a little while.
Having neutral walls is a bit of a novelty for us. Our last place (which was a rental, which meant that we couldn’t do much cosmetically), had been in the same family for many, many years, and there hadn’t been a lot of updates done during that time. I have to assume that the last time it was decorated, wallpaper was all the rage because nearly every single room was adorned with a different pattern. Some rooms even sported more than one pattern.
You might have spotted a few of them in the background of some previous blog posts, but I’m nervous that they might have skirted your notice. And since they deserve nothing but one’s full and undivided attention, here is a collage of all of the different patterns that Justin and I lived with for the past couple of years:
So…yeah. We can live with some green cabinets for a few weeks.