25 February 2013

moving on up

There has been so much going on lately it has been hard to keep up.
First, we bought a house.  It was a whirlwind deal and it happened so fast and smoothly it was almost to good to be true! 
But, every week since signing the paperwork we have driven past it and finally yesterday the sold sign was up...it made it a lot more real that was OUR house.
It is just a 2/2 ranch style home built in 1958.  It will need some updating, but even the dated stuff is in good condition and we will slowly renovate.  At first I wanted to gut a lot of it, but I am falling in love with a lot of the original charm of the house.  
 {eating area built ins-original to house}
the kitchen/eating area is wallpapered and i want that to come down.
{built ins in the living room, also original}
 the master has an old-fashioned sitting area. we need ideas for all the space!
it kind of has an awkward layout with the closets to the right.  we think they were added on at some point because it gives the room a weird L-shape.
 the amazing sunroom/patio off the living area.  this will be an office/playroom.
the bricked back patio that has a door from the master and the sunroom.

needless to say, trying to move and get a house ready with a six month old is no easy chore.  we are counting the days until we get in our own place!