I have to admit that I was dubious about renting again after owning our own house. Before we made the move down here to Melbourne, my husband and I flew down for the day for a whirlwind inspection of 8 or 9 rental properties. Many of them had peeling paint, stained carpet and very ordinary kitchens, so when we walked into this place it was such a welcome relief. Freshly painted white walls and floorboards throughout - I knew this was the one!
While there are several things I would change if I owned this house, I feel very at home here. I am especially loving all the character features (our Brisbane house was brand new), in particular the stained glass in the doors and windows and the fireplaces and mantles - an extra shelf for my ever-changing displays.
Here are some cute little egg cups that I found at an op shop which have found a home on the mantlepiece for now. Isn't the glass insert an interesting addition?