Last month we said goodbye to our home. The home that I brought my youngest home to, the home that was so sunny and warm, and peaceful. It was really quite hard making that final decision to say yes to the offer on our place and to commit to another. We had wanted that home to be ours for a very long time, and really thought it would work with three, and we managed for 4 years, but we were feeling like we needed more space, so we didn’t have to bump into each other all the time, space to store the ever expanding amount of clothes, and toys (Lego) that seems to increase every time I turn around.
As far as distance goes, we haven’t moved far, still out of town, still have countryside views and much needed space. I had also on my wish list for a new home, something retro, something older but with style, I wanted to do a Retro Renovation
So here are a few photos of the inside, sadly after spending weeks of cleaning my house ready for sale, the same hadn’t been done for me, so I have spent the last month cleaning, from top to bottom, grot and grime from the ceiling and walls…
We have already started on the kitchen, there was wall panelling on one wall that had been half painted white….underneath was some lovely retro wallpaper, we have big plans for this room. I really wanted to like the kitchen, but sadly the previous owners put appliances in weird spots, cut up benches and moved what would have been once decorative features and ruined them :/ there are stuck on tiles on the floor that are peeling off already and not enough power points or bench space, I want to give the kitchen a retro look, but I also want the benefits of a newer kitchen that is going to work for us better.
I have since replaced the dining setting with something more retro.
I love this room and the wood fire, which needs a bit of attention as smoke blows out the door all the time, but it is so warm. I love the glass doors and the recessed ceiling, complete with fluorescent lights. My husband hates the panelling, but it doesn’t bother me. I love the book shelves. The beanbag is an original 70′s beanbag (it was my Dad’s). The tv on the mantle hasn’t found a home yet. The tiles around the fire are all broken and need replacing and we are undecided on wall and ceiling colour yet.
I picked up the sideboard from a shop in town that closed down, it fits our new/old decor much better.
I’m looking forward to sharing our projects along the way.
This year has been busy, busy at home, with a 3 year old I rarely find time to sit at the computer and do a blog post, and by the time night comes I just want to veg out and watch House Rules and not move for the rest of the evening, so I’m afraid the blog has been neglected. (It has also taken me all day to get this blog post typed)
Iv’e been spending a bit of time at home, trying to keep the house tidy for inspections, so we haven’t made many adventures outside lately, I realised I hadn’t taken any photos for weeks, so yesterday I grabbed my camera and new wide angle lens and followed my youngest around for the day, inspired by the lovely Molly whom I have followed on her blog for a long time, seeing her gorgeous photos of her kids, just as they are, in their environment, no set up lighting, just as it is then and there, so this is what happened. Excuse the washing.
If you would like a storytelling session like this one, please contact me, I would be honoured to share a part of your day
It’s been a while since I took these images, this little fella is eating solids now!! How I love to look at a tiny baby sleeping. I prefer to shoot more natural newborn images, and some cuddles with mum.