Here’s to NEW ADVENTURES…..right?

We like new and shiny.  We like clean and properly working.  We like simple, but nice.  These are all things we are used to having in our homes.  This is our 4th home we have purchased since we have been married, and each one was brand spanking new….except this one.  Nope, this one is old.  Not just a few years old or awesomely historically old, it’s 80′s old.  It was built in 1983.  Therefore it is boxy, awkward and waaaayyyyy outdated.

However, I’m head-over-heels in LOVE with it.  I have NEVER owned a house with soooo much personality.  See below:

The pic above isn’t even the full view of which stole my heart from the road, because I can see past a few eye sores. This is what we saw in the beginning. Sorry about the finger in the top right…I struggle with the whole ‘how to hold the phone while texting, talking, walking and taking a photo’ syndrome that many others struggle with as well…

So, onward with our adventure.  We have our work cut out for us.  Turning this ugly into lovely will take massive amounts of time and probably even more money.  If we are to accomplish all of our goals with this house, we will be thrilled….and hopefully will spend less then what it would have cost to tear down and rebuild from scratch!

So, with all this said, I plan to share our renovation, remodels & updating with YOU!

As you can see, the first picture is a huge improvement already! In our negotiations with the bank, we made them put a new roof on! Pow! The first things WE tackled where the huge bushes in the front yard.  They were ALL removed.  I wanted that front porch visible. We plan to plant something in that planter in front, but for now, I am just thrilled to see the cute porch.  Also ripped out the hedge that separated the driveway from the front yard.  I wanted kids to be able to play football and not trip over a bush!

Stay tuned for horrific interior pics… will die….after you throw up! ;o)