We're pretty well settled in here and we love it. I am not great at getting wide angle photos, but I tried to snap a few to document our progress. We still have a few small things on our list and I'm hoping to block out some time this spring to work on the garden.
Can I tell you how much I love all the cupboards in our kitchen? For the first time ever, I have more cupboards than I do stuff, and it is as amazing as I dreamed it would be.
Our beloved homesteads by Lily are back in our bedroom, and we're using the sweet mini night tables that D made for our last place, as well as the light fixtures we put together during our Brendan Ravenhill workshop. Not pictured - the disappointing fact that our dresser is 3/4 of an inch too high to allow the windows to open, which means we have to track down a new dresser before summer hits.
There is a little living room off our bedroom where we have our TV and a ton of family photos. It is insane to me that we have both a "formal" living room and a lounge area, but I love it.
The "formal" living room, and yes, the fireplace works and I'm very excited for the holidays in this space next year. Entertaining here has been a dream so far. I cannot overemphasize how excited I am to have a dining room and full sized living room again.
The built ins just kill me. So good. Our friends have taken such good care of the house and we feel lucky they trust us with it and I want to leave it in even better shape than we found it. Of course, it's over a hundred years old and I could easily come up with a list of projects a mile long but I'm trying to restrain myself and focus on just a few things here and there. I mostly do lots of google searches on craftsman houses and moon over all the details and then scour This Old House for information on how to care for vintage wainscoting and linoleum floors.