Six years ago we closed on our house! I can still close my eyes and see our house exactly as it was on that day.
Since we purchased a foreclosure, there were some issues that arose that delayed our closing for a few months and, at the time, it felt like ages! Then we drove from our closing right to the house and walked into the house and found that a huge chunk of the hallway ceiling had suddenly crumbled onto the floor from a leaking pipe. This house was a messy adventure from the very start.
But today I’m not going to talk about the mess or the chaos or projects. Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite things about this house.
Almost a year ago we finished renovating our 70s-wood-paneled-sunroom-turned-family-room and I shared a before and after here on the blog. Well, more like a before and empty-room-after, which, let’s be honest, is boring!
I hear something ticking. And it’s the life of our upstairs bathroom.
Farewell old bathroom, won’t miss ya one bit.
I have a love-hate relationship with wallpaper.
I hate removing it – like from my bedroom and my kitchen. (PS – if you haven’t seen the insanity of the kitchen wallpaper I inherited with this house, check it out here!) Then I discovered beadboard wallpaper… which I loooooove. (Extra “o” letters necessary.)
Once upon a time, people loved knotty wood wall paneling, drop ceilings and linoleum floors. And strange uncomfortable built-in benches.
I must say, this wood paneling was in GREAT shape and really quality stuff. Part of me hated taking it down, but Moose convinced me *and he was right, per usual* that we needed to re-insulate this room.
I have finally posted an overall house “tour” of before and progress photos!
On the heels of this project:
Drywall, thou art mine enemy. Or frenemy, because I like new drywall.
This summer we passed the “one year” mark since we moved in – whoa!
Which means… I’ve been intending to write this post for the last 4 months.
I am about to share a room with you that, in the 1.5 years I’ve lived here, has never appeared on this blog.
Call it “the room I like to ignore”.