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Moving On

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.

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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…

Kitchen/Dining

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.

New house

New house

 

I have since replaced the dining setting with something more retro.

New house

The Lounge.

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.

New house

New house

 

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.

Rocking Horse

This is me:

And this is my horse.

 

This is my big boy (when he was little)…

And this is my girl..

A mistake I liked

This horse has been in my family since I was a baby, I don’t know where my parents got it from but I do know my dad who was a panel beater at the time spray painted it this lovely bright red.

When my brother (who was known for falling asleep on it) and I grew out of it, it was passed onto friends we knew, who then passed it onto friends. When they no longer needed it and were selling their things to move away, I offered to buy it back, all she wanted was $10.

And I was so happy I had the horse back for my kids.  So in recent times the horse went from being inside, to then being in the cubby house when we moved house, and had not made it back inside, until my little boy came along and I dragged it back inside again.

Poor horse was a bit dirty and in need of a little tlc, but I cleaned him up and here he is all shiny again.  I could get it repainted but I like the fact that it still looks the same, even if the paint is chipping off (and probably not good to chew on).

Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse

I haven’t got a picture of my youngest on it yet as he isn’t quite old enough to hold on without help but he loves it!

I hope my kids want to pass it on to their children one day.  Do you have any family heirlooms? Or do you have any that you want to pass on to your children?