Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Precious Little Turquoise House!!

If y'all haven't noticed, I've been a bit M.I.A. from the blogosphere the last couple of weeks. And it's been quite refreshing. I mean, planning a wedding and moving into a new house takes a lot of time and energy.... and yes, I did just say moving into a new house!! Jeff and I finally found a perfect little rental house for the first year of our marriage, and so I'm here today very quickly to share that with y'all, at the request of my dear friend, Angie :)

Our house is a cute little 2/1, with a front porch, and a side deck, and a non-working, cute little fireplace. It was built sometime in the early 1900's, although we don't actually know when. The owner claims that it was even a speakeasy at some point during the Prohibition Era! How crazy awesome is that?! And get ready to be shocked, because it's a very bright color. But it's just so ME, and I actually love it! I don't think I would ever choose to paint my house this color if I owned it, but I actually really like it the way it is right now, and can totally handle it for our rental house.

It has two front doors, because it was originally built to be a duplex.

And now for some photos of the inside. Keep in mind we took these the day we first went to go check it out, so it's basically completely empty, with the exception of the tools and supplies of the property manager, who was still doing some touch-up work on it...

Living room, with "other" bedroom behind it. (This will be craft room/office/twins' room when they visit)
Other corner of the living room, with my car through the window :)
Through that doorway is "our" bedroom, and the doorway behind that leads to the closet & bathroom.
Our bedroom, closet/hallway thing, and bathroom in the back.
Other side of our bedroom.
Our closet.
Laundry room/mud room that is next to the bathroom, & behind the "other" bedroom.
View from the laundry room, through the "other" bedroom,  to the living room.
This is (most likely) the original window hardware from the early 1900's!
Cute little (non-working) fireplace - can't wait to decorate this all cute for fall with pumpkins and stuff!
Panoramic of living room and half of kitchen. Oh, and I love those built-in bookcases!!
We got Jeff all moved in this past weekend, well for the most part anyways, and then I'll be moving in after we get married! (Which is now just 31 days away! Holy stinking moly!) Things are still crazy and all over the place, and nowhere near finished, but it's so cute and I love it, and we're having fun so far. Can't wait 'til I get to leave here too! :)

Thanks to my Uncle Keith for letting us borrow his big ole' truck to bring everything in!


(Sorry for the crappy, nighttime iPhone quality of the next few pictures....)
There's no pantry, so Jeff put a back on one of my bookshelves, and we turned it into a pantry!
Hand-me-down table and chairs that we're going to fix up. Probably going to have multi-colored chairs!
Little bookshelf pantry :) We might eventually put curtains on the front to keep it neat.
Panoramic view of the kitchen.
In a few months, I'll of course share another post with updated pictures once we start getting more settled! I can't wait to add cute little touches all over the place, and really make it our own! For now though, we're still working on basics like a couch and getting internet. But at least we finally have our own place! The bright turquoise color is actually pretty awesome, and the inside is super cute as well. I love older houses, and this one has plenty of charm and character.

So glad we found this cute little place of ours!

Much Love,
Halie

22 comments:

Kimmyyy83 said...

So so so so so so so so so so so cute. Please add 72638 so's to that!!! And go gators!

Erin LFF said...

Seriously SO adorable!!! I love it all! :)

Holly said...

So cute! I love the early 1900's style houses! Not too many of them in my part of Orlando. That fireplace is so cute!

Nick and Amber Sroka said...

it's soooo super cute! happy for you :)

Pleas(e) and Carrots said...

OMG I love love the house! That color is awesome! Enjoy!

Ricci said...

How CUTE!!!! I LOVE it!!!! I can't believe you are getting married in a month...time has just FLOWN!!!! Congrats!!!!

Kristin J said...

SO cute!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

I LOVE it! So fun!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

cutest little rental home EVER

Kate said...

That house is adorable, and I LOVE the fireplace!

Kelly Lamborn said...

How exciting! I love the charm that old houses have, but my hubby wants nothing to do with them. He says that he grew up in old houses and knows what a money pit they can be lol Renting is great because all that stuff falls back on the landlord. I can't wait to see more pictures :-)

Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

Adorable! Absolutely love it! It is the perfect Tallahassee house! Congrats!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I was just wondering what happened to you! that is the cutest house I've ever seen.

Miranda said...

Oh my gosh...so precious! Congrats to you guys!

Hannah Callaway said...

i love it! what a fun, gorgeous, house to share at the beginning of your marriage! my husband and i are in a rental right now and we also used my old bookcase for a pantry because we didn't have one either!

Emily Carnes said...

It's PERFECT! And I love the color...it's so fun and beachy!

Lisa said...

Seriously.. Adorable!!! Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

This is so great! I love the colour of the house too!

I cannot wait to start my new life in the US and find my perfect little rental!

Molly xo

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness gracious. That is the most freaking adorable house I have ever seen. Turquoise! And that front porch is to die for. I love old houses, but I'm always afraid they might be haunted. Haha.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the color! :)

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

dude! 2 front doors? that rocks! especially during fall. hahaha

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

I love the new place! it is amazing! I can't wait to see more the decorations.