A lot has happened since my last post. After six months of looking, I'm excited to tell you that we finally bought a house! It's an older, plantation style home with lots of vintage charm. The home had just one owner previous to us. There were very few renovations done, it's nearly all original and we love it!
With much of the house in it's original condition there are some projects that need to be done. The peeling lead paint in the girls' room had to be addressed immediately. And since we were dealing with paint why not pull up the carpet as well? Goodbye aqua blue paint and burgundy carpet! But, the blue paint was stubborn, took one coat of primer and 3 coats of paint to cover! The carpet was much easier. Underneath was beautiful hardwood floor. We're painting and pulling up the carpet one room at a time. After that's finished we'd like put down new flooring in the kitchen that's appropriate for the age of the home and paint the cabinets.
We've done some work in the yard. It's so nice to have a garden again! I woke up this morning to see that the hibiscus we recently planted had bloomed. It was supposed to have an orange flower with a red center. It's not, but it's very cheery... reminds me of a sunrise.
Here's some of the aqua blue paint after one coat of primer. The color on the left side is the new paint. Looks pink in comparison!
Orchids from the yard sit in a jar on the kitchen table. I'm really enjoying my kitchen. It's quite large for a smaller home and has tons of storage. My favorite feature is the 6 foot stainless steel farmhouse sink with windows above. It makes dish washing so much more pleasant! I only wish that the old stove was still there, assuming that it functioned...haha.
With all the rain Kauai has been receiving we've also had some beautiful rainbows!
Thanks for reading my diary!