Hi there! I’m excited to have something in my house to show you today. Monday I shared our Okinawan rental home but it hadn’t been furnished yet. Our first shipment of belongings arrived but it only contained toys, kitchen and bathroom items, and linens. Until our furniture comes, we get to borrow government issued furniture. So I’ve been doing a little shopping!I love how big and bright our living/dining/kitchen area is. I knew right away that I wanted a cool rug with a bohemian feel. When my friend and I went shopping yesterday and found this aztec rug on sale, we each snagged one up. The mint and pink in the rug compliment the wall and trim nicely. It actually improved the look of our loaner furniture. Perfect.
We also needed curtains since there are permanent pinch and pleat rods in our house. Curtains can get pretty pricey out here but after searching a few stores, I found cute, white sheers that I could live with.
One of my favorite things about our kitchen, is a built in china cabinet that holds all of our dishes. The storage is from the floor to ceiling so all our serving ware, lunch boxes, pots and pans, and mixing bowls fit in this one unit.
The new kitchen towels from IKEA that I bought in the middle of our move two months ago finally have a home. Ah! Life in the military. I want to add more copper to the kitchen to warm it up a bit. I also plan on doing something with the cabinet hardware. 😉
The wine bottle holder that I painted gold for our last house (to hold towels) looks really nice in the kitchen, so I think it will stay. It just needs to be stocked. 😉 The kitchen and living room have a long ways to go but for now, it’s way better than living at the hotel, and it’s starting to feel like home. All of the furniture you see is government issued. Yuck! Luckily I planned ahead with our first shipment and made sure to include throw pillows and blankets. 😉 If we were to keep either the chair or couch I would make slipcovers for them. We do have our couch coming though. YAY!
Well, there you have it! Furniture in the house. I’ll show the bedrooms and bathrooms soon and also inspiration boards for future plans. We are so blessed and lucky to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to share more of our Okinawan adventures.