To most people moving is one of the all time worst things. In a way moving is part death and part divorce. Which explains why it ranks third on the most stressful life events list following only death and divorce.
Wether you are moving across town or across the country it is stressful for so many reasons. But what about the positive changes moving brings about? A chance to meet new people, to experience new places, and above all getting to start with a new blank canvas.
For me starting with a blank canvas is the best part about moving. I love getting to reorganize and redecorate my new home. And since each home has it’s own personality, each of my homes has looked completely different from the last. Just because a picture looked great in my dining room in my previous home doesn’t mean it will look great in my next home. That picture may never even make it out of the garage. Something that makes my husband completely crazy because it involves a stock pile of randomness and half finished projects that take up space in our garage.
As we start the long process of moving into our latest home, I wanted to share some pictures of our newest blank canvas. You’ll have to excuse the bad photography, this was all part of the original listing.
There are things I love about this house and there are things I don’t. The major selling point for me was all the beautiful windows mixed with the high ceilings and hardwood floors.
This was the living room before we moved in. I love all the open space and the beautiful windows and high ceilings in every room and hardwood floors. It is such a great combination that really made this home the perfect fit.
Here is the living room as we have started to get settled in. If you are asking yourself is that a blanket on the couch, the answer is sadly yes. They dry cleaners in our last city lost our slip cover and the managed to find it. Thankfully we have amazing friends that are helping us sort out this long distance debacle.
Here is the dining room before we moved in. It connects to the living room to make one large open living space. I love all the windows!!
We’ve already started making changes. You’ll notice the ugly 1980’s gold and glass jellyfish chandelier came down and was replace by this simple little beauty, it’s one of my favorite thrift store finds for a whopping $10.
As you can tell we still have a long way to go before we are completely moved in to our new space. There are still plenty of boxes hiding in the corners and in the garage. Considering we’ve only been living in the house for one week, I am pretty happy with the results. As we get moved in and finish more projects I’ll post them so you can see our progress.
When you moved into to your newest blank canvas what was your favorite project? Was it something simple or did you redesign your whole home? I’d love to hear from you below!