The Living/Family Room – We sold some of our furniture to make sure we had enough room on the trailer. I bought some sitting chairs and a little table for $5 each to get us by for now. I’d like to buy a rug for this room in the winter.
Another angle of the family room. We were still unpacking and still am as I will need to buy a dresser for our office supplies. I’m buying something for our home each month, we’ll need a bookcase for all of our books as they are still in boxes. I think in a year, the house will look more lived in and cozy.
Big, walking, two year old boy. Yes, this is Benjamin. He’s two now and changing so quickly. There are two doors here that close off the living and dining room from the kitchen. I believe they used to shut these and have a fire in the fireplace to keep warm, years ago.
Our tiny kitchen. It is so cozy to me though…. I think we’ll put beautiful, old dressers and such in here to replace the lower cupboards. There are wood floors underneath the vinyl. I’d rather redo the kitchen over time, rather than expand. We have the upstairs to do still and many other projects, but you will see the pretty, wood floors soon enough. I replaced the first countertop to the left of the picture, with an old dry sink of ours, just yesterday. It looks so much cuter and fitting in our home. The little table to the right has been replaced with an old piece I found from the 1920’s. So, already I need to update the pictures. : ) Here is a good site to buy beautiful, used, older, solid furniture. You can find pieces from the early century here as well: https://highendusedfurniture.com/
They are local, so I only have to drive a little over an hour to pick something up.
The laundry room is in behind that door to the left of the refrigerator. We have some different plans for that…
The stove will eventually go to where the sink is so we can have the exhaust hooked to the outside. The sink area will go beneath the windows so I can have a view.
Our back storage room that gives me much relief from our lack of kitchen space. I’ll share more pictures later. We have an extra freezer and refrigerator back here. Matthew built some shelves for me in the closet for extra pots and pans and dry food such as beans. See our stairs that go up to the bedroom/attic up there? I already tore the green carpet off to reveal the beautiful wood underneath. We have an extensive project ahead of us as this green carpet covers the entire floor up there. We couldn’t fit boxsprings up the stairs so another thing on the list is to buy platform type beds or just some old pretty beds with the wood slats to put their beds in. It’s like a fort up there for now. Six of our children are sleeping in the one room. My friend Laura shared with me the other day that she thought it looked cozy. You’ll see upstairs when we are ready to remodel when summer is over. We had to put two air conditioners in there when we moved in. Since there is no bathroom, they are using a commode in a private cubby area. They don’t seem to mind. : )
The twins being all happy in their new home.