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?
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!