Thursday, January 19, 2012

Number 263



We have our new place!! Number 263! We've started sanding and cleaning and I picked paint colours and we're super excited :) We've been moving boxes but plan on moving furniture on the 28th so we should be all in by February. The previous owners left behind a bunch of stuff: we donated or threw out a bunch but I think we'll use a dresser for storage in one of the spare rooms and I was happy to have a few houseplants there to greet me - made it feel more homey! I'm hoping to have a lot of it painted before we move in, and would like to have everything painted soon after we've moved in - we'll see how that goes. The floors are mostly laminate which is in pretty good condition so it's fine. The stairs are hideous carpet so I'd love to redo them within the first year if possible. We'd also like to tile the tub soon-ish as it's just ugly white plastic which doesn't go with the off-white (jacuzzi!) tub. But, we'll see. We also want a real couch and of course all of this costs money, so I know I will probably have to wait on a lot of this stuff. Anyhow, we are home-owners! It's like we're grown-ups or something.

the view out the side of one of the windows - 1st spare room, I think
fireplace & adopted plant :)
kitchen - we have a dishwasher!! yay!!

8 comments:

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

yay, congratulations on being a homeowner!!! also, i'm so jealous that you have a dishwasher!

Brittany @ Pro-Soup Propaganda said...

OHHHHH MY GOOOOSH!!! I am so, so, sooooo excited for the two of you! That pic of you two is adorable! Aaaaghhhh, I can't wait to see your place in person! More photos!!

Stina G said...

Thanks Danielle!
I haven't had one for years and it didn't bother me for a long time but now I CAN'T WAIT to have a dishwasher, haha.

Britt: I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU STAY IN OUR NEW PLACE!! Yayyy :) More photos to come. xox.

Kerry said...

You guys are sooo cute!! I love that you've adopted their plants! I was wondering the other day what I'll do with mine when I move...maybe leave them to the new tenants!

Megan said...

How fun and exciting! Love the fireplace. Also, my fiance and I moved into a new place last year which had our first dishwasher... it's been life changing! No more dishes arguments!! :D

Stina G said...

Thanks Kerry! Haha. Are you moving soon? Are you going very far? I don't know if I could leave my plants behind - I'm a nerd like that. Maybe some of them. :)

Megan - totally! I'm excited about the fireplace. Ben wants to switch it to gas but the wood-burning suckers me in with nostalgia...
And YES! No more sink full of dishes all the time - yippee!!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Its really cute and that view is pretty stellar. Hope the move went smoothly.

Stina G said...

Thanks Rachel! It went pretty well. It's liveable here now although there are boxes and things EVERYWHERE!! Looking forward to getting organized in a big way.