On the move…

Sold-Coldwell-Banker-Yard-SignWhat nut job would put their house up for sale three weeks before Christmas and move on January 3? Uh, that nut job would be me…and my husband, the other nut job.

We put the house up for sale on a Tuesday in December and two days later we had three competing bids. Hallelujah! We didn’t even have one open house!

So, this Christmas there will be lots and lots of boxes in our house…they just won’t be tied up with pretty ribbons. For anyone who has ever moved the entire contents of their home, you know what it’s like. It’s funny how, when everything you own is packed in a bunch of boxes, it all looks like just so much junk. But, once the boxes are all unpacked, picture are hung, flowers are in their vases and pillows are placed just-so on the sofa, it becomes home, again.

My other blog…Home at Last

Frame_13_tripp_crescent_MLS_HID746807_ROOMMainExteriorOur new house is actually 40 years old and in need of copious amounts of TLC.While it looks pretty good from the outside, the interior needs some major updates. That’s where my new blog, Home at Last comes in. I will be blogging about the good, the bad and the ugly stuff in my new house–and, mostly, about how it’s all going to be transformed into a beautiful and welcoming home…on a very skinny budget.

Photos, photos, photos!

Frame_13_tripp_crescent_MLS_HID746807_ROOMmainbathroomI will be showing the before-and-after shots of every project, in every room. You simply will not believe some of the strange things that were done to this house. For example, as shown in this photo which I got from the listing, a previous owner etched a ram’s head (the kind with long, curly horns) into one corner of the bathroom mirror. While this person obviously had no decorating taste, he or she did like symmetry and balanced the ram by etching a zebra head into the other side of the mirror. Okay, who DOES this? And, there’s more…lots more!

I will be showing photos, tools used, costs and anything else I can think of that might be fun and interesting to share with you.

I hope you will drop by Home at Last often to watch the progress and offer any creative (and cheap) ideas you might have to help me along the way.

P.S. I can’t wait to get my craft studio set up again! So many projects I want to do.

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