Wednesday, March 9, 2016
House Into Home
Since moving into the new house, I have been slowly making this place mine. I've spent far too many hours trolling Pinterest, looking for ideas that fit my style and watching too much HGTV. I'll even admit to subscribing to HGTV magazine after reading it for free through my local library.
It was on Pinterest that I found my favorite paint color, which now graces the walls of our living room (Guilford Green by Benjamin Moore). I found the bookshelves that sit on either side of our living room window on the IKEA website (also a treasure trove of design ideas). I've learned to embrace pattern by watching Property Brothers and Fixer Upper.
Most of the things I want to do in my house, however, have to wait a bit. My kitchen needs an overhaul, but I can live with it for now. The entryway and the family room could use a fresh coat of paint. I'd love to redo the master bath. I have a feeling new siding will come before any of these other things.
But really, I'm content to curl up in my house-that-is-now-a-home and pin and clip and dream while knowing that what really makes my house my home are the people (and dog) who live here with me.