Hi all, welcome to my little corner of the internet! My fiance and I are currently 9 days away from closing on our first home and I’m going to want a place to show all of our little projects so I’ve started a blog!

housefrontWhen we started looking for homes I specifically said that I did not want to look at ranch style homes. I’ve always disliked them, homes with stairs just feel better to me. One of the listings our fabulous realtor sent us happened to be a ranch, and we decided to see it anyway and of course I fell in love with it. We ended up looking at another home after, cause I couldn’t buy a ranch! Needless to say, we went for a second veiwing and ended up putting in an offer and it was accepted! We looked at 8 houses total, which was quite a bit less then expected, I assumed our house hunt would take months!

Soon we’ll be closing on the home, and a few days later moving in. The home is far from updated, so we’ll have many many projects ahead of us in the coming years! I say years, because we’re going to have a mortgage now, these projects can not all be done at once! First on the list is the lovely second bedroom. firstprojectThe wallpaper is just the most lovely wallpaper I have ever see, and by lovely I mean ugly! I’m sure that it was fantastic when it first went up, but its just painful on the eyes now! I have vacation at the end of the month and my project is taking down that wallpaper (its even on the baseboard heaters and closet doors!) and ripping out the rug to reveal the hardwood floors hiding underneath. I’m really hoping the hardwood floors are in good shape, and that whoever lived in that room never spilt a bottle of nail polish remover on the rug…not that I ever did that or anything.

Another project I’d like to take on at some point is painting the kitchen cabinets  they are a pretty dark brown right now and I’d like something lighter, but I dont know if I want to go white so I’ve been trying to find inspiration online. Grey might be a good choice, but I’m afraid it’ll be to boring. I have lots of time to think about it though, its not an urgent need.

Now I’m off to google the best way to remove tack strips from a hardwood floor!


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