A year in this house ...

A year ago today we closed on our 1760s era colonial in coastal Massachusetts. Frankly, it’s hard to believe that a year has gone by! We have officially lived in this house longer than we lived in our rental in (the South Dublin suburb) Monkstown. That’s kind of mind boggling, since it really doesn’t feel like we’ve been here that long.

As we are currently knee deep in renovations, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what this place looked like when we put in our offer. The day after we moved in, the first thing I did was head to Home Depot and buy paint. While the mustard color found in nearly every room is historic, it reminded me too much of the contents of a sick baby’s diaper, and it had to go. We’ve since painted several rooms one of a few shades of blue (also historically accurate), but with the remodel, all painting is on hold until we have a finished canvas to work with. That’s okay though - painting in 96 degree temperatures with 90% humidity was not an experience I’d want to repeat anytime soon.