Summers have always been special months for both Paul and I! We’re summer babies and love all the summer festivities: grilling, warm air, weddings, yard sales, and country music (Tim McGraw’s ~ My Next Thirty Years has been playing a lot in our household). Fitting, no? Late August brings the joys of buying school supplies (I love that stuff), the start of football, and hints of sweater season. This year we got to add one more event to that list of summer loves: the purchase of our home! I cannot believe we’ve been here for a month, but it’s been a fabulous adventure already! I love coming home to a loved house with history, old trees, that if they could talk, I’m sure would have lots to tell, and a neighborhood full of people that look after each other. We have a 90-year-old (a multiple of 30!) neighbor that brought us over her special morning muffins and two cornbread muffins for dinner. If we like them, she offered to pass along the recipe. of course. The previous owners said not to worry, if there’s anything suspicious going on, she will always call you before she calls the police. We have another neighbor who has an uncanny ability to show up whenever we have workers in the house… “you know, I just passed by, and saw…” I love it. Our neighborhood is a great mix of young and old, dogs and cats and one coyote. Good neighbors is something you can’t count on when purchasing a home.
We’ve been celebrating all month long in the Snitker household.
They actually took our offer!
Celebrating thirty days in our new house!
I turned thirty!
Paul turned the big 3-0!
And we had three rooms de-wallpapered and painted!
Benjamin Moore Natura boothbay gray HC-165 in Eggshell.
Benjamin Moore Natura stone harbor 2111-50 in Eggshell.
See the water damage on the left. I’m praying it hasn’t gone into the cabinets.
Benjamin Moore Natura yarmouth blue HC-150 in Eggshell.
I have to admit, I think the kitchen is a vast improvement over what we had, but I’m still not all-in with the blue paint. It always looks so good in photos but maybe I’m stretching my palette a little too much? In the master bedroom and kitchen, I’m still not sure. I may change it down the road. We’ll see.
We’re pretty pleased with the results. Besides the water logged wall in the kitchen, that is. But I consider ourselves lucky we moved forward with having the wallpaper removed so early in our renovations, as we may be able to salvage more than had we waited. And if all else fails we’ll save up our pennies and remodel the kitchen a little sooner than expected. Sorry, wood floors you might have to wait. Here’s to the positive!
I’ll leave you with a picture of a man starving. As I was taking the last progress pictures in the kitchen, this little man hadn’t had dinner and judging from his wrinkles, he’s really worried everyone forgot! (We didn’t).
I hope everyone has a fabulous-relaxing-long weekend!