Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Our Home

Brian and I started out in a little apartment. It was fun for a year or so, but eventually apartment life became really annoying (loud neighbors, late night police sirens, etc). So even though we really enjoyed the no maintenance lifestyle, we were ready to buy a home. We really didn’t shop around very much. In fact, I don’t think we physically looked at any other homes than the one we bought. We were young and first time home buyers so we made some of the classic mistakes (not shopping around, not using a real estate agent, rushing into things). We purchased our home in April 2004.

Our first night in our new home!

Once the excitement of owning our own home faded, we found ourselves in slightly over our heads. Financially we were ok, but the workload of home maintenance plus 1000 things on our project-to-do-list left us feeling a little overwhelmed! If we could go back, we probably would have done things a little differently. But, with each project that we completed our house felt more and more like home. We finally have our heads above water and our home has become pretty cozy,
but there are still many projects left to do! 

Now we are able to look back at our major house project fiascos and laugh!
Here are some before pictures of the house.

We weren't very good at picking out paint colors at first.
This was our peachy/rose living room. We were going for a neutral tan color.

This is the kitchen before we did anything with it. It had lovely rosey walpaper!

So we wanted to paint it a nice sagey green color. It came out mint green!

We wanted a rich chocolate brown for our bedroom. It came out the color of poop!

This is the bathroom before. It had hearts, ribbons and flowers wallpaper!
We definitely had our work cut out for us!

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