Kudos to Jesse and Anna for picking out a gorgeous house with great bones and doing so much planning and work.
And I could not have had the house ready for the realtor's open house without Amaanda and Corinne - a HUGE thank you to them for watching Hazel and helping me reorganize our stuff and cleaning for me!
So the house is on the market and I'm feeling very conflicted about that! On the one hand, I hope Jesse and Anna sell it this summer so they don't have to hang onto this place forever. But I would like to be able to live here a bit longer yet so I can enjoy white trim and doors in all the doorways.
It's amazing to think that even when we moved in last July, the walls were painted, but there was...
- no baseboards
- just subfloor in the bathroom
- a 30-year old paint job on the exterior
- no toilet for several days (while I was 8.9 months pregnant)
- just a little sheetrock in the laundry room
- no back door
- no hung doors to the bedrooms or closets
- a 3-inch gap under the front door
- the cutouts of little deer on the front door
- no lawn
- a falling down garage
- no countertops
- and other little foibles, that I might have just blocked from my memory
This was taken before we moved in, but when we did move in the only differences were that there was a new roof, the chimneys had been taken down, and there were new steps and the siding under the porch was removed.
Now: new roof, new paint, new windows, new porch, new steps, a lawn, and a new front door (no silly deer).
Front porch after. I want to put our big round chair out here with some fun pillows or something. Just to make it look nicer and more festive.
Hallway after. I think I'm going to paint the window frame with the pictures a robin's egg blue. Now that the trim is painted a glorious white, the shabby old window looks, well, shabby.
Our room before.
Our room after. Jason has promised to work on our bed frame soon (hallelujah!). And I need to decide what to hang on the wall above our bed. Not too sure yet.
And after! We still need to buy the babe a real bed. Just need to pick one out. I'm pretty happy with her room. Very fun and vintage, thanks to some old prints Jason's sister Liz gave us, an embroidered handkercheif from my mom, and an embroidered wall hanging by Jason's grandmother. And I still love the orange and green crazy quilt.