I can’t believe I’ve been a homeowner for 2 years now (tomorrow). Yikes!
All of the crazy stress and doubts and house hunting leading up to finding my home were well worth it in the end. I have a home that I love. It might not be my forever-home, but it is a perfect right-now-home.
Granted, there are still things I want to do… but I love projects, so it’s almost more for fun than for a true need (although I hope some of the things I want to do will add function, like my built-in bookcases and window seat for my master bedroom).
I love looking into my kitchen from my living room (especially when it’s clean!) to see my lovely kitchen island, topped with a bouquet of fresh hydrangeas from my parents’ garden.
I even love the stacks of books on the side table in my living room (this is why I need bookcases!).
I love them even more now that I finally have some art on the wall above it.
I love the random odds-and-ends stored on the shelf of my coffee table. I like to think that it is a great visual example of some of my eclectic collection of interests and hobbies… lots of tools (there’s two tool sets underneath the table, too), a box of Sunset and Bon Appetit magazines, a box of knitting projects, and the handbook from the pistols course I took in July.
Plus the candles in tea tins on top of the coffee table, Mexican tiles-turned-coasters from Loreto, and a small ceramic box I painted in Bellingham.
I love my collection of bottles I use as a privacy screen (really, I don’t drink THAT much wine!)…
I love my growing collection of white glass bowls and the little display on top of my fridge…
I love my work-in-progress laundry room (it’s not very big and I keep changing how I organize things… I’m still looking for the perfect and most functional arrangement!). I still want to make a drying rack and possibly paint. I’ve also thought about adding “fronts” to the cabinet doors so it’s not so obvious that they’re compressed boards.
I even love my disaster of an office. It’s still a catch-all for the many odds-and ends that still haven’t found a place… after 2 years. (I’m thinking that I should put tackling that room towards the top of my to-do list…)