Okay, let me clarify. Alex bought a house. I live in it. Sooo…. we got a house! 😉
You may already be clued into this via my Snapchat feed (username: ablyssa). For the past month, we’ve been full steam ahead moving, demolishing, painting, planning, craigslist selling, and reorganizing.
And thankfully for me, in his retirement, my handy dad starting flipping houses. Guess what he spent 16+ days doing?
My dad completely gutted our master bathroom. We weren’t too attached to the bright green and black/white tile, and the bathtub badly needed reglazing. Bob to the rescue!
My dad finished the job yesterday, but we still need to get the bathtub reglazed. Just wait until you see the difference in the new bathroom vs. the old.
I’ll hit ya with some before/after picture realness when we have all our ducks in a row.
But don’t worry! We saved a few of the original tiles to make some coasters for the living room. WHOOP. Also, Alex wanted me to make it clear that he gets photo credit for these beauts:
Last month, my mom, my sister, and Alex’s mom joined forces with all of us to clean, paint, and move. That week may have been the most exhausted any of us have been in a long while.
Bye, chevron wall.
Hello, rainwash. With my mom and Amy’s help, we painted about 75% of the house.
Smell ya later, orange kitchen.
We’ve still got a ways to go (furniture purchasing, decorating, ceiling fan wiring), but we are really excited about making this charming little Richmond house our own. And if you feel like I’ve been a little MIA, just use your imagination and assume I’m hanging backyard string lights, arranging rooms 217 times, or perusing the best online sales for patio furniture and dining room chairs (speaking of which…. anybody got any gems?).
My friend Bailey will be gracing our house with her design touch, as well. I can’t wait to show you all her great ideas.
Follow along on snapchat, as always!
Any tips for new home buyers? What was your favorite part of buying your first house? Where’s your favorite place to shop for new home goods?
I need a frequent flyer card for Joss & Main. It’s getting out of hand.