Thursday, February 04, 2010

one disaster

before we were married in 2005 we decided to buy a fixer upper house. we moved from this new town home


to this house that need to be completely gutted


I loved it though and bry went along with it. he was about to be promoted within his company and I wanted a family. this house had 3/4 of an acre for the dogs


and a huge pool. all our dogs love to swim except for stewart


last night as we were getting ready for bed I was brushing my teeth and laughed. bry said, what's so funny? I was remembering us moving into that house and having to use a totally disgusting bathroom



I am still surprised bry could stomach it. the sink leaked so there was a bucket underneath it that had to be changed daily. the toilet was pink and awful and we wore flip flops in the shower. I remember I would close my eyes while in there imagining our old bathroom.

we had the house finished in 4 months (pretty much top to bottom) & lived there the entire renovation (big mistake). the outside still needed work but we were really proud of how it looked. it went from this family room


to this:


the family room was open to the kitchen and I loved it. the old kitchen



to this:



my favorite part, the master bath and master bedroom renovation:



after:



and that once disgusting bathroom was now nice and ready for kids




we sold it exactly 6 months after we bought it. my husband was promoted but it was an hour away (it was supposed to be 2 minutes away). the house still needed new windows and outside work but we were really proud of that house when we left


2 comments:

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I'm dissapointed that you didn't care for that lovely green theme happening in the original kitchen. Ha ha!

Fran and Jen said...

Wow! What a beautiful house! You did such an amazing job!