Wood floors was my answer, and it took me three houses to get them.
The light blonde wood floors of my new house are my favorite (though I can’t seem to keep them clean!). The painted-white trim around the baseboards, the windows and the ceiling are my second favorite.
The green-walled bedrooms upstairs are my third favorite.
And the master bathroom with the white wainscoting halfway up the walls and the white pedestal sink and the subway tile in the shower? My fourth.
The yellow walls? My fifth.
The house is sort of perfect for me.
But we’re moving out and that’s cool. It’s just a house.
Today, I’m going to rearrange some furniture, bring up a bright yellow flower picture from the basement and see what I can do about all those leaves outside (What? Rake them? Ohhhh…).
And I’m going to pull up a little nostalgia while I work. Ninth grade, anybody?
(Before they sold out. At least skip ahead to “Thunder Road.” Worth it).