We are the elated owners of one. big. ol'. mess... laced with wondrous possibilities.
I still somehow see what it is going to be. We've been scouring blogs for ideas of bungalow/craftsman-style house renovations (and are open to suggestions please :) I didn't foresee being in the position to choose everything from paint to cabinets to countertops to appliances to fireplace mantel to bathrooms to light fixtures...I have a feeling craigslist and e-bay will become close acquaintances of ours.
This house was such an answer to prayer.
1. My ideals in a house were: wood floors, fireplace, basement. Other than that, it didn't matter. This house also had the added bonus of cat-pee and painted butterflies on the walls...
2. We put an offer on it within 24 hours of being on the market. Being a cash-only sale, we were told there had already been an accepted offer. After a weeks-worth of dreams, I asked Andy if there was any way he could check if there was still a chance. Because he loves me (and, because I can be a little persistent :), he called the realtor one more time. A few hours later we were asked to put in another offer. AND, a few days later they accepted it! Unbelievable, really.
3. After our offer was accepted, I couldn't wait to walk inside for the first time. Never thought we'd buy a house I hadn't seen...
I'm not sure what we have gotten ourselves into. But we're ecstatic!
So, before our house project overtakes this blog, I have some crafts to fill you in on.
Remember those vintage door knobs?
Merry Christmas to my brothers and sisters:
And, Merry Christmas to me :)
I cannot wait to hang this in our "new" home.