I had mentioned before that Brad and I had plans to build this summer, and while we still do have plans to build one day and are so in love with our house blueprints, we had the opportunity to purchase a foreclosure this summer. Lately we've really been trying to evaluate our goals for life and my biggest one is to be able to stay home with my babies. While I love my job more than any other job I've had and know that I would never find another boss or company like the one I work for, my heart is now with Hadley and focusing my attention on being her Mom. So while we would've loved having a brand new home, we recognized that having that brand new home would mean I would be working for a number of years longer than I really wanted to.
When this house came along, I think we held our breath because it seemed too good to be true...it was very cute and needed minimal large repairs done, the price was unbelievable, and we could completely "see" what the house could be if some TLC was given to it. So we made our offer, it was accepted and that was that.
Okay, onto pictures...there's a ton of them!
|This is the view right when you walk into the house - there's a small room , sort of like a foyer? Then the bigger room in the back is the living room|
|This will be Hadley's room...pardon the ugly ceiling fan that Brad told me I was free to paint cause we weren't replacing it :(|
|This will be our bedroom. It is HUGE. There's still a whole big section you don't see here. Lots of windows.|
|Bedroom...the doorway on the left goes to the closet (the only one in the house, might I add...) and the doorway straight on goes to the bathroom|
|The bathroom. Brad put up the paneling on the ceiling, as well as paneling with a rail trim above it. When I took this photo we were experimenting with paint colors but we eventually decided on white|
|The sink. Not sure what mirror/medicine cabinet we're going to do over that, but we're doing a white top with an oil rubbed bronze faucet and black cabinet hardware.|
|Bathroom...this door basically goes right out to the kitchen, which is to the right of the hallway|
|The screened in front porch...we're considering painting the entire thing white or off white. Can I just say I'm not a huge fan of a screened in porch...in fact, something about it seems wrong! Give me a big, open front porch any day!|
|The kitchen has now all been painted white, as have the boards on the front of the bar|
I think that's it! Brad's done some more work there recently but had to go back his real work today (AKA the work he gets paid for...) so we probably won't see a ton of progress for the next few weeks. We're seriously SO excited for this house, though! We're doing a lot of the same ideas in here that we had for our house that we were going to build, so it's exciting to still see some of that come to fruition. We're hoping to be in there by November 1st, so while Brad gets the new house ready, my job is going to be getting us out of the house we're in right now. To say I'm REALLY not looking forward to that is an understatement, but it's a good consolation to know that we're moving into a much better place!