As promised, albeit late, here's some true before pictures of our new house. These were taken by I-don't-know-who, before we bought it. We're still not even close to being fully moved in, but I was thinking of taking my own pictures with our own stuff in it anyway. We got some paint swatches the other day to hang up everywhere to help us decide what colors we want, but I get the feeling painting is a ways off yet.
Anyhoodle, here's the front door.
Someone told me it looks like a gingerbread house, and I've learned I'm okay with that. Most importantly, do you see the trees? Trees are important things to have around.
Here's the front from the other side, and our garage. (!)
Front/living room, and also the kitchen:
Our cabinets are green, and I'm pretty much in love with the kitchen. The pictures don't show the windows that look on the backyard, but they're big and they're beautiful, and there's tons of light in there in the daytime. Probably because we don't have curtains, anywhere.
I know pictures of empty rooms are boring and make no visual sense, but for the sake of documentation, here's our bedroom and the "extra" bedroom:
The paint color doesn't look too bad in these, but I promise it's dreadful in person. It has this way of sucking up all the light and tricking your eyes into thinking they've gone colorblind, because there is no name for this color. Mud Vomit? Orc Skin? The important thing is that everything is painted this color, and that includes the ceilings in the whole house. Our desire to repaint is basically a living thing.
Last but not least, our very own backyard. :)
It's funky in that it's long and narrow, and wonderful in that it exists. It has grass and flowers and trees and a fence, and Maya is like a puppy reborn when she's running around in it.
So. We have lots of plans, but since it's OUR house and we don't plan on going anywhere any time soon, we don't mind fleshing things out slowly. And we love it.