Monday, August 10, 2015
We've been having our own version of HGTV's Love It or List It. If you've been around for any length of time, you know I had no lost love for this house, The Big Bah-Nilla. It is in a very small community... meaning that... there are few listings available at any one point in time. Our old home was due to close... and, well, you get the picture. Decisions had to be made.
I'm, generally speaking, good at blooming where I am planted. I love houses... and I love making them into a HOME... OUR home. But, I've struggled this time. We've done lots of work... and, it looks pretty good... still, it just doesn't FEEL like home.
(This is almost that same shot BEFORE. All the old carpet came out... wood went down... board and batten was added... and I couldn't WAIT to change that light fixture!!)
A couple of weeks ago, we looked at a house that had just come on the market... it had a huge front porch... and a few other things that reminded me of our old home. A FRENZY ensued getting this one ready to list...
And, then we came to our senses... the other house was just WAY bigger than we need. We are still keeping an eye out... because I do believe you should LOVE coming home... every. single. time. you walk in the door. I'm not sure I ever will again... but, I'm not willing to give up on that quite yet.
(Note the new steps and risers... Versus the old carpeted ones.)
For today, we are taking a deep breath and going into a bit of limbo... It would sure be easier if I'd just learn to LOVE IT... or not care if I don't. Either way, it does make me happy to know we will have left The Big Bah-Nilla a bit better than we found it.
Making things better than we find them... it's a good thing. Living in limbo... not so much. ;)
blessings ~ tanna
PS note the Maidenhair Fern is still alive... for now. =)