Monday, January 2, 2012

Here's to a better 2012

One of the changes I decided I was going to make in 2012 was that I would blog on a regular basis. I love reading blogs and follow so many, but I haven't been very good about keeping up my own. That will change with this year.

Two and 1/2 years ago, the man, the kid and I moved in together, and bought our first house. Neither of us had owned a home before, so this was uncharted territory for all of us. It's definately a fixer uper, and he was not nearly as excited as I was, but I could see the potential and knew it was our dream house. Since we've moved in, we've done some painting and demo, but the budget hasn't let us do any major construction . . . yet :)

Below are some pictures of the living room that were taken on the day of our inspection. As you can see, the walls are green. All the walls in the living room, kitchen and hallway were green - shiny, shiny green. Each of the three bedrooms had (one still has) blue walls, but more about that later.

This picture is taken from the kitchen through the living room and out to our backyard. That's our realtor there in the backyard, but more about him once I finally have the courage to talk about the nightmare that buying this house was.

I love this picture because it's the before of one of our best tranformations. We took a sledgehammer to that rock and redid the fireplace. Unfortunately, I made a deal that we won't use the fireplace because of the cats, but I still love it.

This picture shows that the previous owners used two different greens in these rooms. We're not sure if they tried to match them, or just didn't care, but they did get the shiny part right.

Anyway, I'll be blogging more about our lives as we transform this house into our dream and just live.


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