I moved into this place in September and I’m loving it so far. Except for the night someone stole my tire right off my car. I walked outside to warm it up for the drive to work as it was ONE DEGREE and saw this:
But Andrea convinced me it wasn’t personal – that she just knew it was a homeless person – and they really did need it more than I did. My response was what would a homeless person do with a tire and she said, “Aww they’re living in their car!” What college does to these kids…
Back to happy-safe thoughts! I found the pictures I took before I moved in so I can do the before and after thing. The first room I put together was Andrea’s. Totally inconsequential since she had already moved into the dorm, but I missed her. Plus her room is always one of my favorites.
Andrea’s room (and Andrea) before:
She’s got a gorgeous huge tree outside her window. I haven’t painted anything at all, but I’d like to paint at least this wall behind the bed in her room.
My room before:
This is a split level townhouse, as shown by this picture of Andrea the day we picked it out. (Lots of painting to be done here, including railings turned to black):
Before picture of stairs leading up to bedrooms:
As it looks now, I’ve hung some family pictures but plan on hanging alot more. Also, I got this idea I became obsessed with that I wanted to have a tree or something to hang angel ornaments on. Right now it’s this gold Christmas tree and I don’t want it to look Christmas-y because I want it up year-round, so I may change that out, or change to a white tree. Maybe that would be better?
I MADE this feather skirt for the bottom. HA!
Just getting started, but this is my favorite so far – “God Bless…Andrea.”
This is the picture hanging near the tree. I got it when Andrea was a baby because I thought it was exactly what Andrea would look like when she grew up.
Spot on, wasn’t I?
Top of stairs leading to hallway:
It now holds a small bookshelf filled with favorite things.
Picture of Andrea in her (blue and purple) nursery:
Me times 4 at age 3…
That’s it for now on the inside. I haven’t done hardly anything outside, but this is one thing that’s the talk of the neighborhood kids. Tree from Andrea’s window before:
And after! I LOVE this. Sometimes I look out my kitchen window and smile at the cuteness.
Home Tour part 2 soon to come.