Come on in!
This house is the house of friends.
It's a lived-in house.
Two, I mean, three boys, two dogs, one girl.
I'm not a model. So forgive me for the lack of high cheek bones, catwalk worthy clothing, slim waist (I'm still mourning the loss of my waist), shiny silky hair, clear complexion, pearl white choppers, perfectly manicured nails, thighs that don't rub together. I do, however, have the height. I'm close to 6 feet tall. I look shorter on certain days. But, trust me. I am tall. My wrists are very trim and sleek, though. Too bad the shirt covers them. I'll plan differently next time.
Here's the front stoop.
I so want to call it a porch.
But it's a stoop.
I used to live in Brooklyn and this would be considered a porch. In upstate New York. It's definitely a stoop.
We house our firewood here. Which I think looks ever-so cool!
Our house is BLUE. If you saw the other houses on the street, we stand out like a sore BLUE thumb. It started out being Colonial Blue - which is close to a BLACK. EC painted the garage first. We YIKESed at the color and went back to the paint store to lighten it up a bit. This is what we ended up with. That was 8 years ago. NOW! I'd really like a shade of BLACK. I think that would be really awesome. White trim. I digress.
We're supposed to go inside now.
Consider the door.
It's so suburban that I turn my head away when I walk up to it. I don't really like suburban. So sorry. And it hangs there with memories of the drunk man who installed it because I was too impatient to wait for EC to come home and do it himself. Drunk. Swearing up a storm the entire time. He looked familiar to my husband. Yep, 15 years before that he had horribly installed a kitchen for EC in another home. Nice.
What can I do to it? Paint it? But what color?
Consider the brick and the blue and the white trim. That ain't going anywhere.
Very tight. Very small. Picture four people going in at the same time while two dogs are jumping about. This is where more of our family stress happens than anywhere else.
The paint on the walls is old. A light and airy faded blue, which is nice, BUT.
Bench was a recent find on CL.
We LOVE the coat thingy and the mirror.
The wooden thing on the floor is actually a hanging shelf that we use for shoes, hats, gloves, etc.
This photo is from the entry to the kitchen. Who thought of this?
"Hi, welcome to my home. Please ignore the dirty dishes in the sink and the food on the floor and the smell of fish frying on the stove. Come in, sit down!"
What about this spot here to the right of the door, or the left, if you're entering.
What? Should anything go there?
This is the front closet. I DO NOT LIKE THESE DOORS!
Paint them? Remove them?
Any ideas gals?
Keep in mind it's tight here.
And that I LOVE YOU ALL!