9/19/2012

Adventure House

     It finally happened. Yesterday we got our house. And I. am. so. excited.

     It's going to be interesting. See . . . it's kind of an adventure house. It's small. A little bit too small, and the yard is way too small. It's also falling apart. I don't think anyone has lived in it for quite some time. It was built in the 1920s. It has lots of tacky annoying features, but it also has lots of wonderful little details mixed in. Things like original doorknobs. Seriously, I know that sounds weird but it has some lovely doorknobs. It's not quite a beautiful house right now, but it has loads of potential. And we are going to make it beautiful.
     It's been a while since we've remodeled a house. We're always doing projects . . . laying tile, painting, etc. But this is going to be a full-blown, tear-it-apart sort of thing. We'll be repairing quite a lot, but we'll also be undoing a lot of remodeling that some previous owners did in the 60s or 70s. The first thing we did (today and yesterday) was to tear out the dark paneling in the living room. We also tore down the drop ceiling. Originally, the house had beautiful high ceilings but someone thought it was a brilliant idea to put in low ceiling tiles. Ha. That's gone now ;) You know what else is gone? The pink toilet. Yep. Dad re-placed it. The pink bathtub remains, but we have plans for it.
     It's not a forever home for us. Like I said, it's too small. It's in town and the yard is woefully small for two German shepherds. But you know? It's an adventure, and I think it's going to be splendid. 

P.S. The top photo is Sam in a little amphitheater at the local park. 

7 comments:

  1. That looks really fun! :) Oh, and thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. They're very much appreciated!
    {PS I followed you back on Pinterest. ;)}

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  2. Wow that certainly does sound like an adventure. Way to go! And yes for the doorknobs. Doorknobs can be such wonderful things (I see nice ones on pinterest, okay?) :P and they never should be underestimated.

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  3. Yay! I'm so happy for you!
    um.first picture. Is THAT your new house?
    :D

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy too. :D

      Did you read the postscript? Lol! It's an amphitheater type thingy at one of the nearby parks. =)

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    2. haha, i read the whole thing at least 5 times looking for a mention of it and for some reason, just didn't see the ps! :p lol. sorry ;)

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  4. Yay! I'm so happy for you, Lydia!
    Looks awesome. I always thought totally remodeling a house must be kinda fun... to transform it into something beautiful.
    And original doorknobs sound so cool. :)
    God bless!

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