I’ve lamented in several posts that I’ve been unable to find a place to live. I was really looking for a house, one that had plenty of room for me to set up a home office and a backyard with space to try out some of the many things I’ve found on Pinterest. I’ve spent the past couple years living in transition. I knew I was leaving Dallas way before I moved, and I knew my time in Norman would only last until my dear friend got married. I wanted a place I could really make my home.
Well, if you follow me on any of my social media outlets (and I know there are many) then you know that I finally found it! I’m moving up to OKC this week, to an older house in a nice little neighborhood. I’m not showing any pictures of the front of the house (you can never be too careful!) but here are some pics from my new place.
I love the shabby screen door to the backyard, the cool old thermostat, the retro brick and wood wall in the living room (never mind the shop vac box – they are still fixing it up a bit), and the large tree in the front yard. Don’t you think a swing would be perfect hanging from that tree?
The house has several little hooks hanging from the ceiling, and I found this darling little thing at Goodwill. I’m going to paint it so it stands out a little better. Those little figurines were left by the previous tenant, hiding in that little book case/room divider. The main thing I don’t like about the house? Window a/c units. I’m spoiled, and have never lived in a place that didn’t have central heat and air.
This is the view from the guest room. I love the big backyard, and have so many plans for it! Not sure I’m going to be able to accomplish all of them (it is a rental, after all) but I’m going to try. I suppose the first thing I need to do is procure a lawn mower. And so far the guest room might be my favorite…of course, it has only been arranged and decorated in my mind so far, so we’ll see how it really turns out.
I’m excited and nervous about the move. This is my first time living in a house alone. Actually, the only house I’ve ever lived in is my parents’ – I’ve lived in nothing but apartments since then. It’s also going to be an adjustment living in an older home. I’ve pretty much always lived in new or newer properties, and this house was built in the 1950′s. Most of the older aspects of the house I find charming. Others not so much.
But overall, I’m just incredibly thankful I found a place to call home!