22 years ago I moved to Batavia with my husband and son because we both had dreamed of living in "the country". We searched for a small town that had historic charm close to the farming community but not more than an hour away from our families. After just a short time living here, we both found all the qualities we dreamed of. Well I left the guy but not the town, lol...I have made so many good friends here and am always drawn back to my block where I know just about everyone. Over the last 22 years, I have seen this town expand and grow to crazy proportions, the farm with horses I loved 2 blocks away is now a bunch of new homes... but I live in the historic district and it still has a small town feeling.
My block is lined with small homes and people rarely rent them out but I had heard that one of my old neighbors was moving in with her daughter (she is 96) so I jumped at the chance to move to her home, the funny thing was that this was the exact home that I lived in when I first moved to this neighborhood. When I previewed it a few months ago I was surprised/disappointed to see that nothing had been updated except the kitchen cabinets that had been painted highlighter yellow.(yikes) Even 2 borders that I had put up were still here. I had second thoughts about the condition but my landlord assured me they were going to update it before I moved in. My landlord told me to bring him a paint sample of what I wanted the walls painted. I chose a light taupe color to give the home warmth. I also asked him not to get a flat finish. So about 10 days before I was set to move in I came to see the progress and the walls were all white and in flat paint. The house was definitely NOT in move in condition when I moved in but I decided to be grateful to be back on my block and make the best of it. It is going to be a combination of contemporary/country because I'm a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll! lol I decided on black and white for the kitchen and with my trusty gallon of black paint....Here is what I came up with so far....
|Table I found in trash, Painted black!|
|Handmade curtains, fabric from Hobby Lobby|
(Looking for wall words for above the curtains)
|Sign by Etters prims, I painted bread board|
|Wall words $5 Big lots|
|More black paint. lol|
|More black paint....|
P.S. Yes, they said I could repaint, but I just don't have the energy! Any volunteers? lol
Michelle/ Simple Pleasures