Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Curtain Call

After we spent the Thursday night here, we woke up a little discombobulated. 

It took us all some time to remember where we were.  I told Brandon it didn't really feel like "home."  Our things were here but something just wasn't quite right.

He had to go meet the carpet cleaners at our rental that day and so I began the day alone with the kiddos trying to hold down the new to us fort.

As I sat on the couch, I finally figured out what was bugging everyone.  The doors had everything closed off. 

So I grabbed the electric screwdriver while the kids were watching cartoons and went to town. 

I removed four doors and their hinges.
And sat back down on the couch with Isaiah for a feeding. 

I heard the curtains calling to me.

"I'm old.  And dusty, and totally not your style." 

So when Isaiah was done, I took down five rooms of curtains. 

Let's examine the artifacts the previous owners left us:

Dining room:

Two of these, short sides facing each other.

Living Room:

DeLainey and Julianne's Room:

Fourth Bedroom:
See?  It totally felt like we were staying at Grandma's or something.  The dust was really thick.  The dining room, homeschool room and living room had custom curtains.  I found the tag when I took them down.  But I think they were custom made shortly after the first owners moved in, over 33 years ago. 
Out with the old and in with the new!


hollie marie said...

Previous owner person had a love affair with swag. They are pretty unfortunate!

Erika said...

Oooh yeah those curtains are pretty awful. Glad you got rid of 'em!