Saturday, April 18, 2009

Redefining "Fixer-Upper"

This is not a "fixer-upper". This is a "fixer-completely".

Introducing our bungalow, baby.....

This is our rent house. It was bought to either rent or sell after a little fixin' up. But now, we're moving into it. A few posts ago, I wrote about how moving into it would save us a bundle and how we'll be able to build our dream home bit by bit on the way. However, right is being put into this home so that maybe......just maybe....we'll be able to have a little bit of a temporary dream home for a while.

I imagine turning it into a little cottage bungalow like this -

And turning the front porch into something like this....

So we've started the renovations. New floors, new windows, paint, fixtures, new cabinets, countertops, electrical work, some tree & stump removal, landscaping (whew!).....nothing too fancy, but can you imagine what a coat of paint would do to this interior? We spent the morning painting this room. The exterior has been painted. My hubs thinks he can make the fireplace look spectacular.

I hope we can. Got any ideas?


The Garners said...

Oh it's super cute! I know you'll make it perfect! The porch looks great...a wonderful place to hang out on summer nights and listen to the sounds of the outdoors! Looking forward to seeing your pictures as you renovate.

Allison said...

Oh I can't wait to see the progress! Yall are going to do great! And seeing yall work on this house makes me have the house itch just a little!

Keri said...

LUV IT! Ya'll are doing an outstanding job.
Can't wait to see the finished project.

Stephanie said...

I know you guys will make that house a home!! Can't wait to see it once you get moved in! Yay!

Andi said...

I can't wait to see it....I bet it is gonna be tooooo cute!

Awww Grace in t-ball what fun! We will definatly have to try and come watch her!

We have got to get together soon!

sherry said...

Hi ya Flo! I'm a friend of Jamie's that has enjoyed reading your blog here and there. I'm so excited for your renovation! Here's a blog i found you might
Very interesting and creative ways to economically deal with design problems. Have fun!

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