Somehow, it became August 8th and I secured the keys to my new rental townhouse yesterday. Woohoo! I’m now just inches away from the fresh start I’m starving for, in my new home just me, Bonkers, and Belladog.
I decided right away after viewing the property that I wanted to paint. The landlords weren’t planning to paint in between tenants, and I didn’t like how dark and grimy the color looked. So I decided to spend a wee bit of money on freshening it all up, making it lighter and brighter and more my “style”. My current house was painted in Sherwin Williams Eider White and it’s such a great almost-gray mostly-white color. I ended up deciding to just emulate it.
The kitchen is going to be repainted in the same yellow color per landlord’s request, which is fine. It’s a bright, sunny, cheery space, so I’m good with the yellow. I’m looking forward to making this kitchen feel cozy and “me”.
The outdoor space has a large patio and a ‘grassy’ area. It’s California, we’re in a drought. This is going to be dead until at least spring. I’m going to have to transform this space into a kid playzone and try to figure out how to make it really cute despite the deadness. My patio furniture will go on the concrete area, and then I need some kind of patio cover for shade. I already have some string lights to make this all cute and lit up. 🙂
There’s also this small patio off the playroom. At this point, I have no idea what to use it for. Some ideas: water table space, garden, zen relaxation area, indoor/outdoor playspace, dog area. In general, I have no idea. To be continued….
I move in two days, on Wednesday. I decided to do it mid-week because then Bonkers will be in daycare and I’ll have the day to move, get his room/crib settled in, and do two days worth of unpacking while he’s in full-time care. That is, if he doesn’t decide to get sick. I just *feel* like something is going to happen to sabotage this all, because almost everything has had a hiccup or two in the past year of my life. But I’m trying to think only positive thoughts and hope that everything just works. 🙂