Alot of my friends have asked me lately how the renovations were going. I just say, “well it’s “going”.” haha! My hubby had been gone this summer to shaw air force base for 2 months, so alot of things got put on hold. For someone who is a bit a.d.d. like me, it has been a little challenging…things are out of place, nothing has been neat or in order. I wouldn’t say I’m the neatest, but organization is important to me! It helps me keep my head on straight. 😀
So, taking on an old home is not for the impatient. Even though I had always wanted to live in a cute little home, I had NO idea the work that had to be put in. HGTV makes it seem so easy! LOL.
I will say though, it’s worth it. We are really starting to love this little cottage. It is taking on a cuteness, home-y-ness that I longed for. I love that we can put our stamp on it and add as we go. While I’d love for everything to be done, it’s kind of cool to see the progression, and do a bit at a time.
I think I may have posted a few of these before but I am showing them again to give you a perspective!
Here is the upstairs space for a new bathroom….all of this was ripped out, down to the studs!Please ignore the lack of a light fixture here. ha! On the list….The lovely attic before….Not sure who took this photo but you can get the idea of the mess!
Where I spend most of my time…..The kitchen when the owners were here:When they moved out…..The kitchen now:
This is from a company called Big Chill. It’s a replica of an old frig! (The makeshift curtain in the doorway is because we are sleeping in the dining room! haha). Last but not least….the little sitting room before:
SO what’s next?? LOTS! Living room, dining room, bedrooms and studio. Oh, and landscaping. That’s a story in itself. The house was overgrown with plants and trees…..We are having it cleared and starting over. Hope this inspires you! It can be done….with a little patience and creative vision.