And we’re… in!

7 Oct

With house moving done and dusted {and let’s not even talk about what a stress that was}, the renovations have begun. Two weeks in and our new little house is just about beginning to feel like it could be home.

I’ve already got some pretty strong opinions about what will stay and what has to go {the turquoise bathroom is teetering at the dizzy heights of my hit list}. And I’m gradually beginning to picture where we’ll end up after a whole lot of plaster and paint and painstaking work.

I suppose it takes a while in any new place to figure out how to make it your own. Like a proprietorial cat, I’ve been stalking around each room wafting scented candles to encourage a little trace of familiarity. But, creating a home that encapsulates our dreams, hopes and vision {and houses my increasing collection of vintage finds and face-lifted furniture} is still some way off.

So, in the spirit of first impressions, and because we’ve got to start somewhere, here’s the list of what we love and {the edited pick of} what we long to change…

What we love:

  • The hardwood, herringbone parquet floor – immaculate. Well, until we came along and trashed it… But, the plan is to bring it back to some kind of glory when all the work is done.

  • The calming aspect from every room of greenery, trees and uninterrupted views of nature. The peace and quiet is bliss.

What we can’t wait to lose:

  • The hessian on the walls. Who knew you could have walls that needed vacuuming?! More to the point, why would you?

  • The turquoise bathroom suite. I know I have more than a passing passion for vintage, but this does not extend to sanitaryware.

For now I’m off to ponder more paint charts. And, for the record, I’ve studied light, and saturation and every other technical reason for distortion of colours, but I still don’t understand… Why don’t the colours in your tester pots EVER resemble the colours you see on your wall? Forget 50 Shades of Grey, I’d settle for just one perfect neutral I can live with.

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2 Responses to “And we’re… in!”

  1. Laura October 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Very exciting and looks beautiful – good luck with it all. I can highly recommend Graham & Brown Dorian Grey for neutral spaces – we bought about 15 different tester pots before we settled X

    • createvintage October 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      Great tip Laura, and loving that name. You’re so ahead of the game. Evening Standard tonight says that grey is the new fawn. {Sigh}. And there was me thinking I was at the cutting edge with my fawn-this and fawn-thats! Back to the drawing board… xxx

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