Making a House Your Home
It’s so important to love where you live + surround yourself with objects that make you smile. If not, you make it so!
Everyone’s been asking me for pictures of my new house, but it’s still a work in progress + there’s lots of loose ends to tie up! So I’m going to dedicate this post to our previous house, which was a labor of loooove to say the least. I haven’t paid true homage to the wretched before to our happy after.
Last year, we only had one weekend to find our first house together in Vancouver. The rent was great + by god, it was A WHOLE HOUSE – we quickly moved in. Ready to tackle this project. Oh, + what a doozy of a project it was!
Hmmmm, looking closely I didn’t stage that photo very well. Step ladder in the shot, clutter. Amateur!!! Please don’t judge!
And yes, those hats are ours. That’s about 1/8 of our hat collection.
It’s amazing what paint can do! We found the “medicine cabinet” mirror brand new at the thrift store + Jeff rigged it up for us! He’s so handy!
Half the walls were covered in this horrible peach textured wallpaper that I had a lot of fun ripping away. It just reminded me of bad 80’s horribleness. Oh + behind the wallpaper, the wall was covered in floor laminate paneling. Another beyotch to paint.
Just kidding, I was really surprised + super flattered!
I love Swedish + Japanese design with a little mid-century modern. Not too much! I’m not a fan of mid-century modern interiors where every detail is perfected to the point that you feel like you stepped directly into the 1950s. I don’t think that’s very creative.
Custom made, inexpensive sea grass mat I had made at Coolite Bamboo on Hastings here in Vancouver. Jeff + I randomly walked in on a rainy day. It’s in a random industrial area + it’s such a great resource!!! The mat covered a cracked tile entryway + helped keep the pine needles at bay.
We put so much work + care into our little house, but we decided it was time to move into a space that was a little bit bigger. I do miss the house. Jeff + I had fun setting it up + we will always have good memories our first house. And we had a great relationship with our landlord – they were such a warm family + I loved them!
A nice, clean slate to work with! No projects here! Our new landlord has since painted the fireplace mantle white, which made me extremely thrilled!
And that’s it for now! Aha, what a tease! Well, there will be more to come as the new abode progresses! But we are very, very, very happy + cozy in our new place! At what lengths have you made to make your house a home??? Miss everyone!