Hiya! Today I'm moving on with our little home tour.
I first thought, Oh, man, I need to clean this place and take a few more pics. Then I remembered how I'm not perfect, nor am I pretending to be, so you get these snaps I already took. :)
Here's my little kitchen. We don't use the dishwasher (except for storage!), so I really need to clean that out and get it listed on Craigslist and install some useful shelves. The rug there is no more...wasn't working out for me. I actually would like a new rug there, but I've got a small one that works for now.
The door goes into the laundry room (with buckets of cat and dog food).
I have some sort of unnamed disorder where I forget things exist if I can't see them...thus my open cabinetry. Someday I hope to redo the cabinets in the above photo to be open or have glass doors.
The red monstrosity in the next photo was my older sister's entertainment center 20-some years ago! It needs a new coat of paint...red or black...possibly black to match the microwave cart (which my double burner is on) that is now black as well.
The previous owner took the stove and refrigerator, so we make do with a small toaster oven, double burner, and mini fridge. So far so good!
I love baking in the toaster oven. It heats quickly without heating up the whole room. I wanted to downsize anyway, so I even had to do away with some of my pans that didn't fit in the toaster oven. I would be happy with a more powerful double burner (that might actually FRY something), but this one works fine for now.
As for the fridge, I usually have to throw in extra things to keep it full since we don't refrigerate that much. We have a deep freeze (in the laundry room), so there's plenty of room to store frozen items.
I don't have a good photo of the revamp on the microwave cart. I painted it a glossy black and decoupaged my burlap design onto the doors and replaced the hardware.
I'm planning on ordering some vinyl wallpaper with my burlap harlequin to go on the wall (behind the bistro sign). My current contact paper is wrinkling up on the wall.
Our computer/lounge/dining area.
We procured this fantastic chair when friend's neighbor was cleaning out junk. It adjusts and vibrates and even has heat. Score!
This was an awesome find since I was looking high and low and praying for the perfect chair for this particular spot. Great for a girl with a bad back!
Morning bookshelf lighting...ahhhh sunshine.
Also perfect for sick days and general laziness.
Three angles for your voyeuristic pleasure. Ha. I love the lighting in this house. We usually keep the window covers over the little octagon windows. They were custom made by the previous owner and the wood seems to be starting to rot (Sigh. Project.).
Built-in bookshelf....my pretties! I love having Jon's Wheel of Time series here with my pretties. Makes it feel like OUR area.
These shelves continually shift and rearrange. I need more dinosaurs. (Can you spot the viking?)
I value coziness.
The bench Celia is sitting on is actually a cabinet that hadn't found a home yet, so it's working perfectly pulling double duty here in the dining room.
Our little dining table is actually an old family heirloom (to me anyway!) that my mom calls "the library table." It has cool scrollwork underneath that I need to dust and photograph for you to see. It is one of my very favorite things...and perfectly seats the three of us on the rare occasion we eat at the table together.
And the view from our dining room windows. This was taken back when my azalea was blooming....ahhh.
And that's all for today!
We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps.
Proverbs 16:9, NLT
Hi, I'm Kristi! Christ follower. Farmer's wife. Mom. Gardener. Artist.
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