Friday, August 30, 2013

Let the makeovers begin...

Hi all! If you're still here reading my blog I really appreciate it. It's no secret we've been trying to sell our house. It's been going on for 2 1/2 years. We've worked with several different realtors and we've tried to sell by owner. Nothing is working and things in the housing market are just getting worse in our area and there is no end in sight. We have put so much money into this house on things like the roof, furnace, water heater, sump pump, well pump and tank not to mention all of the general fixing around the house that we just can't sell the house for $50,000 like the realtors want us to like the foreclosures are going for.
So, what's next? I'm on a painting/redecorating kick trying to make it our own again, trying to make us a little more comfortable. I am done living out of boxes and if it doesn't fit in this tiny house then I guess it's time to get rid of it.

First up is getting rid of the 2004 bathroom. This is the first thing we touched when we moved into this house in the summer of 2004. I have been digging and digging trying to find a picture of the bathroom from when we first moved in but I haven't found one yet. So this is what it looks like today and what it has looked like since 2004... Don't you love my yellow sponged walls? Hey, it was better than the ivy wall paper that was there before.

I even got Lidia to willingly help take down the fishing wall paper border. A little hot water in a spray bottle and a lot of peeling and it was off in no time.

And this is where I'm headed. Something bright and clean. Lots of white and some classic bead board for this 1946 house.