Friday, June 4, 2010

Welcome to my house...

I won't put you asleep with ALL the details, just enough to hopefully keep you reading :) This blog project is about a recent purchase that I made in May 2010- the price tag was a little more than your typical pair of shoes, even a nice suit for work- it was a HOUSE! My first house to be exact. 

Last August I sat down with a realtor and discussed the process of buying a house. I managed to finish my cup of coffee and not run away. I did manage to start the house hunting process- given the $8,000 tax credit how could I say no?!?! After looking at houses almost everyday online, driving around neighborhoods, falling in and out of love with paint colors, placing an offer on a short sale (only to wait 60+ days to get a no thanks) I found a hidden gem! My deadline of April 30, 2010 was quickly approaching and that is when it happened. I stumbled upon a 1960's brick ranch in Smyrna! When I say "hidden gem," I mean when you walk in you had to think about what was hiding under the wallpaper (which covered almost every wall in the house) and past the not so fresh smell of the home :(

In an nutshell- you would have thought you walked into your Grandma's house. (Please don't take this the wrong way- I love both of my grandma's. They are both very dear to my heart; however, that doesn't mean I can't make fun of the not-so-stylish trends of the day and dream to have no trace of them in 2010. 

So here we go, I have bought a house that has some 60's character (some adds a unique touch, some will not be missed AT ALL). So welcome to my journey...Take a look....Grandmas are welcome too :)

Here it is! My home! Looking forward to painting the shutters and updating the front door. Color suggestions? Black, Navy Blue, Hunter Green?
The kitchen...yes that is an avocado green counter top. How nice of them to provide a matching green sink. Wallpaper? Check

Master Bedroom. Wallpaper? check. textured wallpaper? check. a complete mess when taking it down? yes!

Quack, quack.... art comes in all different forms.

wallpaper? check. textured? check again.

wallpaper? check. two layers of wallpaper? check. three layers of wallpaper? check. 4 layers of wallpaper?check. cinco layers of wallpaper? No....but i wouldn't have been surprised!

possibly my favorite part about the house... patio and huge backyard for the pup!


  1. Congrats on your new fab purchase! I am so glad you started a blog! I am looking forward to seeing and hearing about all of your fun home improvements!

  2. What a great blog post! Can't wait to see it next weekend :)

  3. I just found your blog, how fun!! I can't wait to see how you fix up your new is going to be quite the adventure, for sure!

  4. Mrs. Ruby over at Ruby Red Slippers introduced me to you... welcome to the blog world! :) I just recently bought a 1960's rambler... from grandparents. haha! I am excited to watch your journey!!