Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello, have you met my HOUSE?

Isn't she just adorable?

And this would be Rooney's soon-to-be new kingdom, our backyard.

Let's step inside, shall we?

A fresh coat of paint in the living room.

And my, look at all those built-ins!

And more built-ins!

And even more built-ins!

And wait, some more built-ins!

And oh my gah more built-ins!

The papers have been signed. The downpayment has been paid. And now we wait as patiently as a booty-bumpin' crack addict waiting for his next fix for the settlement on April 30, when this house officially belongs to us. Can I get a what what?

In the mean time, the current owner has been letting us come in and paint, paint, paint to our little hearts' content. And if I had $5 for the amount of times I heard "for gah sake, Bridget, be careful with the trim," I'd have plenty o'bones for some delicious first-week-of-work happy hours. And all those white walls went to shades of bisque and sail cloth and golden straw.

And about that current owner? He has brought this house back from the brains-eating dead with his own two hands. Originally built in the 1920s, it had fallen into what some consider disrepair, what others would call downright naaaasty, but what the current owner considered POTENTIAL. Gah bless his little heart.

So for the past three years he worked and he worked and slowly but surely, this house went from nasty to absolutely beautiful. He has retained the classic 1920s charm, what with the crown molding and the chair rails and the glass door knobs and the antique sconces and the original front door, while bringing the house up to date with new hardwood floors and a brand new kitchen that he let us design -- what?! -- (which is still in progress) and new electrical and new ceilings and and and AND I'm having heart palpitations.

So there's our little beach house. And as this house gradually becomes our home, there will be plenty of disfuntional Yellaphant documenting for all to see.


Joan Ankner said...

Hooray for your new house!!!!! Can't wait to see it

Sole Matters said...

can you take a picture of my room so i can see it? kthanks!

Jackie said...

Are you freaking kidding me?!? It's gorgeous, amazing, wonderful and I am so jealous right now.

rory said...

There is nothin' cooler than a house with old bones. Makes ya want to live there forever.

Anonymous said...

You're new house if ah-dorable! I love it! :) Congrats!

Sarah said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so excited for you....that house is absolutely adorable. I love love love all those built ins. ;-)

Becky Mochaface said...

It's beautiful! And now I want to run home and redo our kitchen.

RuthWells said...

GORGEOUS!!! I'm jealous of all the built-ins.

Jess said...

I love the color you painted the living room! Can't wait to come home and see it.

Caitlin said...

congrats, love. looks great. can't wait to visit.


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