Notice I said moved in…not unpacked, not all set up – just moved in! Over a year ago, I posted that we started house hunting in my post – Home is Where the Heart Is. Although we have been looking, attending open houses, and going back and forth on all of the issues that come with buying a house; I did not write about it here. I was just too superstitious. We found our home back in November 2012, but it was a short-sale so it took months and months to actually purchase it. Sometimes I didn’t know if we were ever going to close. We finally did and now it’s our home. But it just isn’t a home. It is one big project! When I first walked through this house, despite the fact that I knew how much work we were going to have to do, I just felt like it was our house. It was exciting to think that I was going to be able to re-do every room exactly the way I wanted to from top to bottom. Although there were many rehabbed homes painted completely in that muted yellow that we saw, there was always something that outweighed the cookie-cutter-kitchen-tile-backsplash and islands, like the neighborhood, or no basement, or only one bathroom.
So now I will document as we re-do one room at a time!!!
Here are some awesome before shots that I took directly from the real estate website. I know what you are thinking – you wouldn’t have even looked at this house!
But I have a vision!
We have been ripping down wall paper for weeks! Can’t wait to share some after shots of these rooms soon! Olivia’s 2nd Birthday party is June 9 – so that’s our deadline for a few projects!