Besides.... there is something divine about knowing I can pack up and go where the wind takes me--- well.....kinda....but for now, i'm really 'digging' our 1700's mansard roof home....
Since today's post is so honest, I figured I wouldn't even clean up my kitchen for photos. (laughs) yes... I have dirty dishes. Yes.... I'm still in my pj's.....Yes....it's 2 o'clock. Lets get real. So pardon the dirty dishes and take a look.....Yes... we have mismatched appliances and RED cabinets, but admire the pops of color and uniqueness......
Sometimes being a renter is harder than others. We are lucky that we will probably be the only people renting our house since this is our landlords forever home. They are a boarding school family with a dorm-requirement; which is somewhat long-term.... we really lucked out not only with the house but the fact that they are awesome people..... where I was headed with that statement is because this is their forever home, they opted for nicer "non-rental" finishes in the bathrooms and living areas; making all the difference.
We rented mostly for the garage. It's a two story workshop below and loft above. It's absolutely perfect for my business.
If your a renter and stuck with white walls and cold finishes, opt for some painted pieces of furniture such as a yellow hutch or green dresser.Painted pieces bring visual interest away from the "ugly" stuff like bare walls and laminate counter tops. If your dealing with crummy floors, don't be afraid to put a rug down, even in the kitchen....shop indoor/outdoor rugs at www.target.com and jazz up any space!
Note* someone walking in for the first time is more likely to admire your yellow hutch than look with disgust at your yucky white counter tops (.....*laughs*.....and looks at our counters...)
The New England Girl