I mentioned in a recent post, that we had just shifted house when the photos were taken.
We had sold our home and moved here looking to buy. We were becoming more and more concerned as the market was changing and we couldn’t find a property that fitted our needs and budget. The agent finally showed us this house that, at the time, had not officially been listed.
It was tri-level. The front entry had a large bedroom/ensuite to the right and a double garage to the left and led to 8 stairs which brought you to the central level which was essentially a 2 bedroom home : kitchen, dining, family, laundry, bathroom, toilet and of course, 2 bedrooms.
Another 8 stairs then took you to the top level : lounge and main bedroom/ensuite.
I was really concerned about the stairs and my back but was also really mindful that we needed to find something – and soon. On the second inspection, as we were coming down the stairs, I spotted a wall hanging that said simply “Take Courage” – so I did! We purchased and moved in.
The house had been built in 1980. All the trims were dark brown and the walls a stark white. The floors in the entry, kitchen/family and bathrooms were tiled in highly decorative tiles and the rest of the house was covered in that ‘pub red’ carpet!!
The windows were heavily curtained and the light fittings were interesting to say the least.
I was not in a ‘good place’ emotionally at this time – I had finally realised, but not accepted, that I could no longer hold down a job with my chronic pain and fibromyalgia and things like that carpet really played with my mind -so to get on top of it, I set about making this house our home.
I can’t remember the exact order of progression of the transformation, but I have found some old photos and I will take you with me as I reminisce……. I will attempt to take a photo now of the same area as way of explanation.
The front entry: Yellow, patterned glass, heavy dark creamy/yellow and dark olive green tiles, dark brown trim around doors and on stairwell
Bathroom: Oh the bathroom…….