Moving into a furnished house is tricky. You basically have to grow to like what you have because there is no other choice. In other places I might go to Home Goods or Pier 1 and find things to make the place more our style, but here you have to go with what you get.
I’ve managed to add a few things to personalize our house, but like all things to do with living in the Bahamas; it is what it is and it ain’t what it ain’t.
My pictures leave something to be desired, though!
We took down the curtains that were mounted on the doors to let in more light. It’s still dark, but it is better.
I painted these 2 to go in the living room.
We got another canvas from the Canvas People. I love their work!
It may be hard to see, but I got another one done last year and it hangs on the other side of the Entertainment Center.
We added a runner to contain some of the sand as it enters the house. It is always crooked.
Added curtains in the kitchen.
Did I ever show you these? I am smitten with them.
About a month ago Miller opened the coffee and dumped a scoop of it into the Cheerios. What’s the opposite of smitten? Dumping out food is not high on my list of things I like to do. See last post!
I tried to do another gallery wall. It didn’t work so well. We have concrete walls and we couldn’t nail, so I tried to use the Command hook Picture strips, like I have in lots of other places. For whatever reason they didn’t work here. Then I tried to hot glue them. They still fell off and took part of the wall off. I think we will just live with it for a while.
The boys are sharing this room. Lucky for us it was already painted this way. It is a nice change from all the other cream colored walls.
The boys’ bathroom. See? I added a towel. Fancy, huh?
The hall. I love the floors and ceilings in our house.
In our room we only added bedding and my craft and sewing stuff. That’s why you can only see this view. It is kind of a lot.
We put Allen’s hammock on our porch off our room. Maybe one of these days he will get to use it!
Command hooks did work for this project. I love being able to see all my necklaces on the back of the closet door. Don’t judge.
What were the boys doing while I took all these pictures?
We have a guest room that usually looks like this. I fold my laundry in there. I do clean it off for guests, promise. Come and check!
Even if our house isn’t exactly how I would decorate it, I still really like it and I think I’m going to adopt my new phrase permanently. It’s the Bahamas. It is what it is, and it ain’t what it ain’t!