Thursday, April 26, 2012

Little Dream House Week 1

House Week 1 Goals

Clean out yard and clean up house to have a blank(ish) slate from which to work. 
Remove drywall and the underlying cloth and paper layers to expose shiplap in front and middle rooms. Try not to get overwhelmed by the amount of cheesecloth strings attached to the shiplap walls by tacks that need to be removed.  
Try to get rid of acrid odor. 

We went over the day we closed to get to work. We met some of the very nice neighbors and heard tales of the house and some good street gossip. :) 

At week's end, we were successful at most of our goals. Still working on the odor emanating from the back room floor. All in all a good week! See all house pictures here

Little Dream House

We signed the papers on our new house last week making the dream of moving into the Bouldin neighborhood come true. And when I say "moving into" I mean in a few months. We have quite a bit of work to do on our little dream house.

This is what we saw when we first looked at the house. Can you spot the five refrigerators?

Luckily, my husband has vision and could see past all the trash. I, on the other hand, wanted to curl up and cry. However, this house met our size and location requirements so we went for it with the help of our superhero realtor Albert. 

See all pictures here