before and after
As you may recall, my husband and I bought a squat in November 2013, which you can read all about here. We spent 18 long months pouring everything we had into this project and finally moved in this past June, three weeks before Wren was born (I was painting bookshelves until the very last minute). There are still a few things left unfinished — stairs to paint, speakers to install, snags to fix but we are very nearly there. Many of you have asked for before and after photos, so here they are, thanks to my lovely friend Xanthe who photographed the place when it was a squat and shortly after we moved in. I’m so grateful for these memories.
We are completely in love with our new home. It feels like we are living in some boutique hotel (a boutique hotel that has been taken over by a four-month-old baby). Sadly, it looks like we may have to sell the place at the start of the new year. It’s a long and bitter story and I won’t bore you with the details. But until that day comes, we are going to enjoy the shiznit out of our new digs. After all, it’s just a house. We can build a home wherever we go.