Our 1st House - Sumter, SC 2005
Newly married and the awkward blending of furniture begins. Mike gave me such a hard time because not even two days after moving in I decided I couldn't live with white walls. I absolutely had to paint all the walls this pale green color. He still teases me about that to this day. I also think it's funny to see that I documented my first ever "gallery wall". Maybe some things don't ever change!
This is the original color of Mike's grandparent's dining set. Orange. We were already in the process of refinishing it here. This was our first project together. We used this set until last year when we purchased a new table. I still use the chairs, which are now painted grey, and the base of the hutch, which is now covered with a skirt.
Here is the set refinished and the chairs with the slipcovers I made. I was so proud of those slips and couldn't believe they actually turned out so well. We had also changed out the chandelier which I forgot about.
Well I thought I had painted the whole place the same green color, but looks like I went baby blue in the master. I was so happy about that white duvet on the bed. It was a wedding gift and it replaced a nasty royal blue bedspread Mike had that I couldn't wait to be rid of! I loved those euro shams. I had made them out of a quilt to match the one at the end of the bed.
Notice the music stand and case? I was still playing the flute regularly back then. I should get that out again. I don't think Sam has ever heard me play and I'm sure Izzy doesn't remember me playing for her as a baby. Those windows. I don't think we ever put up curtains.
Looking at this photo of our master bath I can still smell that candle over the toilet. Our duplex neighbor smoked non-stop in her house and the smell came through so strong in our bedroom and bathroom. You had to have a candle lit at all times to try and block out the cigarette smell.
So that's our first house! Crazy huh? We were hear about a year until Mike got out of the military and we moved to Tulsa, OK. I'll share that house with you next.
When it came to your first place were you style challenged or were you already on your way to having it figured out? I was obviously challenged :D