As you can see, the yellow paint is still alive and well in the stairway. I’m working my way from the living room, back through the house, and then around and up. It’s going to be a long process.
If the paint color looks weird, that’s just lighting. It’s the same yellow everywhere. At least, downstairs. Once you get upstairs, it’s mostly white.
This house is small. I find it cozy and perfect. But, it is small by today’s standards, and I’ve been told that size was the major obstacle in selling it. A family just can’t see themselves in a house this size, and the size is no more apparent than when you go upstairs. That said, I’ve been told that at one time, many years ago, a family with TEN children lived here.
Those were different times. Today, a family of four can’t see themselves here. But, for me, it’s perfect and I love it. By the way, I apologize for taking so long to get to the upstairs tour. I was hoping to get more things hung on the walls and fixed up better, but I guess I will have to do an “after” tour later! I got quite distracted painting downstairs. Please remember that we only moved into this house a couple of weeks ago when you look at these pictures. It’s mostly a mess.
There are three “bedrooms” upstairs, though by today’s standards, you could realistically only claim two and an office. There is also a full bathroom up upstairs (and there is another full bathroom and laundry room downstairs).
This is the smaller room, which is QUITE SMALL. It was used by the previous owners as an office.
I have a twin bed in here and it makes a place for Ross to bunk when he visits. (Weston sleeps in the studio.) Ross did actually stay here over Thanksgiving, but most of this “stuff” wasn’t here then. Morgan’s idea of packing is packing at the last minute. In other words, she finished “packing” over the weekend (THIS weekend!). We did our major move a couple of weeks ago, but we are still moving and cleaning out over at Stringtown Rising. Meaning, the kids’ rooms. Especially Morgan’s. And so here is a collection of her dolls and other things that she has temporarily landed here while she’s working on organizing her room.
I also have some temporary landing boxes in this room.
Here is the small hallway upstairs. This is one of my other landing areas for boxes.
One of the things I love about the upstairs is that all the rooms follow the roofline. Every room has slanted ceilings in one way or another.
This is Morgan’s room, which has a neat alcove where she put her bed.
She wanted her bed directly on the floor in the alcove. She wants to paint the alcove one color, and the rest of the room another color. She’s collecting paint chip cards. And when I say “she” wants to paint her room, I mean she wants ME to paint her room.
In the slanted ceiling of the alcove, she found a love note left by some long ago lover in the drywall. “I love Daniel.”
This is the view of her room from the other direction.
She loves it. It’s cute. I like it, too.
And now for my room…….
I LOVE MY BEDROOM.
I painted it a dusty rose on three walls, and mauve as an accent wall behind the headboard.
SUZANNE! YOU PAINTED YOUR ROOM PINK! YOU’LL NEVER GET ANOTHER MAN THAT WAY!
The previous owners left this little antique writing desk.
I love it. I’m using it as a TV stand.
Here’s my little green table. I have a phone, my Kindle, and my remote control.
On the little shelf below, I have my study book du jour.
I want to start keeping bees.
There’s also an awesome closet in my bedroom that was a surprise. I opened the closet door and looked in when I first toured the house, but clothes blocked my view of how deep this closet went.
There’s more space here than I realized. Excellent. Right now, it’s just boxes stacked around because I haven’t had time to organize yet. My clothes aren’t even in here yet. I’ll get there. It’s a great closet. When I started moving in and discovered the true size, I said, “Whoa.” And Morgan said, “That’s not fair.”
Did you see that sign?
I’m guessing that was the previous owners’ farm sign. I found it in my closet.
And that’s it. That’s the upstairs! It’s adorable, all of it, and I love it. I especially love my bedroom. It’s my haven. It’s small, but that’s the best thing about it. I feel enclosed, safe, warm, and cozy there.
I’m so in love with this little old house, it’s ridiculous.