The Blog Every Day in May prompt for today is ‘home sweet home’. So here’s a sneaky peek into my humble abode.
I live in Folkestone, only about a 10 minute stroll through the town centre to the sea. The picture at the top of this post is the beach on a rather windy day! My house was built around 1880 so it’s got wonky walls and wonky floors. It’s nigh on impossible to find somewhere flat to put the dining table and don’t even talk about the fridge freezer!
We rent our house but we’re allowed to decorate which has meant we’ve been able to put our own stamp on the place. I painted the living room while suffering from a bad cold a week before my hen do! I was having a corsage making workshop in the house and started decorated before I was poorly so I ended up having to finish it while feeling like death warmed up. But it was worth it to get rid of the red walls.
We’re planning on re-decorating the bedroom soon. I only did it a couple of years ago but we’ve got a sloped ceiling with the window (and it’s a small one at that) on the short wall. This means the bedroom’s really dark and can be a bit gloomy. It’s currently all cream/off-white except for a feature wall, where the bed is, that’s metallic pink but I’m going to cover that up with a light grey. I’m hoping that the lighter colour will reflect the light a little and make the room brighter. It can’t be worse than how it was when I first moved in with hubby. The bottom half of the walls were purple and the top orange with a fetching border around the middle! Not his taste, I might add! It was inherited from the previous tenants.
My sister’s currently living in the spare room but she’s moving to be closer to uni in a couple of months. We’re going to turn the room into a man cave / guest room. Basically it’s going to be a room where hubby can cover the walls in his Superman fan-boy paraphernalia without me complaining! We’re going to get a second hand sofa bed so we can put my parents up when they come over from their home in France. Take a look at my Pinterest board to see what I’m planning.
Basically, I think this house will always be a work in progress. It takes me so long to finish decorating that it’s time to do it again! We don’t want to spend too much as it’s not our house, but it is our home so we want it to be comfy and homely. We’re hoping to move out in a few years but we’ll most likely have to continue renting unless we suddenly win the lottery! *Fingers crossed!*
What’s your home like?