Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The lil house that could...

I know I've mentioned my home before and the facelift it's about to receive...maybe I spoke about the fact that it is a real interesting experience fixing this home, or the fact that we had to move out of one half of the house, and are now living in our kitchen, basically.

But, I thought it was time to show a few pics of what really sold us on the purchase of our first home :)


We bought this lovely house knowing it would need a lot of work...no, really (we thought, wow what a great learning experience this will be, and a quick one too)! I guess what really sold us, is that underneath all this lovely shade o' brown carpet is hardwood floors, and that the space plan isn't all that bad and won't require us to move any walls.


People come over and take the "before" tour, and say things like: "Are you going to keep the carpet?"--with a confused look on their face. Or, "What's with the color scheme in the bathroom?" -- the one we haven't even started remodeling yet!!!


When we got the keys to the house, all this lovely furniture you see in these pics was still here our first night!!! And our realtor looked at us and said..."well, you're welcome to keep any of it, if you like." And I thought: "well, you're welcome to give us back your commission, if you like". But, I ended up having the furniture hauled away instead of her :)


So far, the process hasn't been all that bad. It took us a while to build up momentum...but we are steadily making progress every day. We are both learning a lot...of patience that is!


And the gem of the house...our peach, teal, and white spare bathroom. We'd be crazy not to keep this scheme, right?

23 comments:

annechovie said...

You have a great sense of humor! I was laughing over your descriptions! Seriously, I can't wait to see what you do with this place-I know it will be super stylish. Thanks for adding me to your find of the day - what a nice surprise!

The Peak of Chic said...

You have such an eye for design Kate that I know it will look fantastic when it's finished!

robyn said...

That was a good story and hliarious about the furniture and your realtor... I'm sure it will all be worth it!

Sarah said...

You mark my words – ten years from now, that furniture will be selling in Habitat’s vintage section as valuable 1980’s retro… Hmm. Maybe. Well. :)

A Year in Marrakech

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Anne!!! I can't wait to get to that point of actually buying the furniture I have in mind :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much POC!!!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Robyn...glad you liked this story about our lil house :)

girl meets glamour said...

Ha, Ha...I really hope that's not the case Sarah. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Take care.

katiedid said...

Kate, I am so glad you finally posted some pics of the house. You know I have been so curious! I bet it looks 100% better already. It does sort of have that retired 50's Las Vegas showgirl quality in these pictures that will soon be the Girl Meets Glamour redo. Sort of like that show "Make Me Look 10 Years Younger!"

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the sweet words Katie!! I know, even right now with paneling off and the glue exposed, it looks 10 times better.

~Kate

style court said...

Kate,

So glad you shared these pics!! Everyone else has already said what I'm thinking -- that with your flair, vision and humor it's going to be fab. Seriously chic I should really say.

BTW: Thanks for your recent comment, and for noticing all the details in one of my pictures, as well as for your suggestion. I truly appreciate it!

Courtney

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Well you truly have a gift to be able to see beyond what is, and have a vision for what could be...you are a true "visonary" and good for you for making the world a little more beautiful. I know it will be a masterpiece of perfection!!!

girl meets glamour said...

Oh, you are so kind Patricia! Really your words mean a lot and help me, helps keep my head up during these stressful "remodeling" times. Thank you!

~Kate

blushing apples said...

this must be a fun project to take on! cant wait to see the results!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you for sharing your photos, I can't wait to see the after pics!! I know your home will look fantastic.

Joanna Goddard said...

ugh, that bathroom! those rugs are horrible. i can't believe that had to see that every morning.

Cote de Texas said...

Wow - both Katies are decorating. How fun! I CAN"T wait to see some "in progress" pix. Remodeling is a personal favorite of mine. I love before and after. Good luck to you. I'm sure it will be fabulous. (at first I thought the two couches were an after pix and I was, oh, o.k. haha)


Joni

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks blushing apples...I can't wait to show it off, when it's actually done.

girl meets glamour said...

I know...that whole bathroom is horrible...every surface. I can't wait to be rid of it. Thanks for the comment Joanna

girl meets glamour said...

Oh...I would have to be taken out to pasture if I kept couchs like that. You're so funny Joni...Thanks for the comment!

michelle said...

WOW, that place looks like a movie set! I love how you guys were able to see past all that and appreciate the bones of the house! That is a rare quality, can't wait to see how it turns out.

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Michelle, can't wait to post the some of the after shots (if we ever get their)...it sure is like a movie set, something out of Raising Arizona :)

minxlj said...

so much potential there, can't wait to see what you do with it!