We were handed the keys to the Storybook Charmer on Thursday. Let’s have a moment of “Oh Yeah!”
The house is kind of like a Monet painting. The bones are good and it looks great from far away, but up close it is a mess.
Whenever one moves into a new home they wish for a palace, the dream come true. You pray it does not end up like “The Money Pit”.
We hit the ground running on Friday. Mr. Décor began tearing up the old white chipped tile in the laundry room. It is original to the 28 year old house. For some reason the previous owners opted not to replace it when they updated the kitchen flooring even though there were boxes of the same tile left in the garage. You can see the abrupt transition below.
It’s strange what you make a priority. To us it just made sense to replace the tile BEFORE our washer and dryer (as well as the rest of the contents of our storage unit) are delivered later on in the week. If you follow my Instagram Page you got a sneak peek of my demolition man in action.
There are no fewer than eight different flooring selections in the house. They range from two types of linoleum, carpet, wood laminate and four different types of tile.
“WHY????” she asks “WHY!!!!”
Soon I’ll share the “discussion” that the Mr. and I are having about this area:
In the meantime, armed with natural cleaning projects, I began deep cleaning the well lived in home and started the slow process of taking down decades old wallpaper. In some rooms there was more than one layer.
Wednesday I’ll have a 10 cent tour and Thursday will reveal the design plan for the first room to soon be transformed.
Until then it’s back to the DIY.