Hi Folks! It’s been a busy month for le petit Rynning family, partially because of our mission trip to Mexico and partially because we just bought a house! We feel so blessed and humbled by this home, especially after building small homes in Mexico without plumbing or electricity for families in need – quite the contrast. I will share more on that amazing trip in a later post.
Here is our little bungalow in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.
Here are the For Sale pictures with staged furniture – they give you a better idea of the space and scale.
Here are some house pics “in the nude,” as we were just about to move in:
Does everyone see the size of that closet?! Yeesh. Tristan and I didn’t even try to share it.
“DINING” ROOM (TBD if it will actually fit our kitchen table)
Here’s a wide angle looking towards the front door:
And here’s a shot looking away from the front door.
If you look really hard, you can actually see that my topiaries have already found a new home by the sides of our kitchen sink! I know you were all concerned.
Oh, sweet ecstasy! I cannot believe I finally have my own washer/dryer.
Our place is actually a duplex, but the downstairs isn’t exactly livable as is. Tristan’s been hard at work demo-ing the downstairs so that we can get renters in. It’s very manly work and I’ve been so impressed by him.
This renovation is a good exercise for me because I won’t be able to immediately decorate, like I usually can. We hope to redo the upstairs floors and walls as soon as the downstairs is done, so we aren’t even taking some of our furniture out of storage or hanging things up on the walls. Eek! #mustnest #buthow
UNIT 2 (around behind the house)
Here’s the door to the downstairs:
Here are some interior shots from before the demo.
OFFICE (this will likely turn into a kitchen nook)
I wish you could all experience the smell of the carpet. Time will tell, but the most dramatic before and after transformation may just be the aroma.
We have fairly traditional gender roles in this household. The morning after we moved in, Tristan was ripping out carpet and flooring in the basement. Meanwhile, I was organizing the kitchen.
Though the upstairs is in a lot better shape than the downstairs, we both look forward to renovating that next. Tristan purchased a home before we got married and remodeled that, which we currently have renters living in. He’s been itching to smell the sawdust once again. Here are his plumbing plans – so advanced :).
This blog was originally designed to incorporate Tristan’s interests as well as mine, and this house project will be the perfect way for you all to get to know a little bit more of what makes Tristan tick! We’ll be documenting our progress and sharing photos, of course.
More to come!