Today marks one year since Jamie, Luca and I moved into our very first house. On June 8, 2013, we said goodbye to renting and hello to home ownership! It’s been a year full of hard work, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. In the past year we have managed to:
Rip up the cranberry carpeting on the first floor
Refinish the hardwood floors hiding underneath said cranberry carpets
Install a stair runner
Replace the switch plates and outlet covers throughout the entire house
Install a smart thermostat
Paint the living room, family room, dining room, first and second floor hallways, upstairs bathroom, and master bedroom (including a stencil wall)
Replace the light fixtures in the dining room and entryway
Create a gallery wall in the living room
Add decor – artwork, pictures, curtains, etc.
Make a mirror out of a window pane
Refinish a dresser into our new TV stand
Build a coffee table for the living room
Freshen up the front flower beds – ripping out dead bushes and adding mulch
And of course we’re not done — there are always more projects on the list. But the sense of pride in owning your own home makes it all worth it! So please join us for our second year in this old colonial home to see what we’ll be up to next!