That will change this Sunday, since we both have off from work and are planning on buying paint for the upstairs and picking out some antique furniture at The Barn.
But before that happens, here are some "before" snapshots of our home in its current state which I have decided to call "under construction." It isn't much just yet but it's cozy and it's ours, and at this stage of my life that's really as good as it gets.
This is the office/computer room. It's unfinished and bit of a dumping ground for random boxes with no home, but I like it.
I recently purchased an old library desk (to be delivered next week) to go with it. I associate the chair with my parents, since they were with me when I bought it, and that makes it special.
The office also houses Bobby's closet, since the one in the master bedroom is too small for us to share and he graciously let me have it.
In the absence of a proper side table, I've been using an old chair that I reupholstered.
The living room is where we spend most of our time. I was able to dedicate some time to arranging one small bookcase behind the couch but still have to figure out where our other 600 books are going. They're all laying on the floor or are spilling out of Rubbermaid containers in the corner of the room.
Overall, the house is sparse but homey. I stand at the office window and watch children chase down their school bus early in the morning. I imagine how much fun it'll be to decorate the house for Halloween and have trick-or-treaters on our doorstep for the first time.
Renting this house was one of the best decisions Bobby and I have made together and it makes me that much more excited for the day when we can purchase one of our very own!