When we bought our house over six years ago, it was perfect for us. The perfect amount of space, the perfect number of rooms, the perfect backyard, the perfect location. Perfect. Of course then it was Mike, me, and a little bundle of joy in my belly.
Three dogs and two kids later and I began to see our once perfect house become a shoebox that I couldn't wait to get out of. I refused to decorate the way I wanted to in this house because I was saving it for the next house. But the next house never came. A year, two years, and now three years have gone by that I've been waiting to upgrade to a bigger house to find our "perfect" again.
A couple of months ago I began to realize that we were constantly talking about how much we hated our house. We are always saying, "in the next house" and with each passing day are frustrated that this is the house we are stuck in.
I say enough of that crap!
It's time to get some cute in this house so that we enjoy it more. It's our home and we need to finally settle in and get comfortable. I'm on a mission to make this home cozy and exactly the way I want it. Well, minus a few thousand square feet.
I'm starting at one end of the house and working my way around and first up is the kitchen. I think I'm going for an old soda shoppe, cupcake bakery, vintagy look. That probably sounds a little ridiculous but I've got this image in my head that kind of combines those things. I just want everything to be bright, happy, and fun.
I've walked for hours around antique stores finding as many bottles as I can find like these.
picture found here
I'm am completely covering the top of our kitchen cabinets with old soda bottles and jars with these super cute straws (found here) in red, yellow, pink, gray, and aqua.
For the walls in our dining room I was so happy to find some really cute and fun prints from this etsy shop. I ended up getting a ton of them!
Since we never really settled in I've never really done the decorating thing. I'm anxious and nervous to see how it all turns out. I've got this vision in my head but who knows how it will come out. I've learned from scrapbooking that things don't always go the way you plan them.
Either way, this is fun!