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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Starting To Change

Not about fall color this year - because with Texas drought only color is dried up brown on the leaves. Wanted to share the adventure (that is called a positive thought process - if I think of our move as an adventure may
be it won't feel so tough - RIGHT????)
Today is pretty much just posting Before pictures - 'cause the afters will come slowly - we have a big house to sell before we can afford major
changes to new place. Suggestions will be enjoyed with the caveat - every thing we will do has the proviso "if we can afford it" - and that is money as well as time/energy in our budget. The move is occurring because we can no longer physically deal with a two story house and almost 10 acres - so we now have a money budget and an energy budget - what we can realistically actually physically get done (enough lys for you?) OK off to the picture files -from the backdoor(which is out of order but taking forever to move pics - so work with me people! LOL)

We currently HOPE and plan to extend back porch and cover it - so we can sit out on porch, have barbecue grill there and generally enjoy the view of neighbor's pretty pastures and dozens of deer! My "lottery" dream is to put a nice two person hot tub/spa out there but that is WAY down reality list.
In back door to long walls - as you come in backdoor to the right is door into garage (which will be DH's woodworking shop and our washer/dryer will be there also). To the left long wall will be place for large black armoire (DH made it years ago and it is marvelous storage as well as sweet reminder). Opposite wall will be future home of pantry shelves - open or with doors still a topic of discussion (I'm thinking open with an assortment of baskets/containers to organize but DH is thinking doors 'cause - well that is how he thinks - more finished but LOTS more work too!)
Then teeny amount of kitchen cabinetry - great hopes to change this but definitely moved to later on - can live with it the way it is. All except color - we have already purchased paint - shinier finish and a wonderful Behr white - Fragrant Jasmine. The floor is a very good grade of linoleum tile - black with a tiny fleck of white and grey. Will definitely be keeping the floor.
Like the arched view into living room (yes it is a smaller house!) and then we'll put our round kitchen table in the corner as dining table. Have a new brushed nickle finished lighting fixture for over table. So that is the first installment - will post pictures of rest of house and what we have definitely already done or decided. Exciting time - I'm better at starting projects (thank goodness I was blessed with a husband who likes to FINISH things completely!) So whatcha think???? It is good on Buhlaland - we are blessed whether original location or newer place - God provides for us in ways we didn't have the sense to ask!


Tricia said...

The house looks great, and ripe for color! Are those dark hardwood floors I see...that would be my dream floor to have. I love the arched doorway into the kitchen. When do you get to move your belongings in?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I really do like that floor too! I look forward to seeing your new adventure transpire, Linda Sue. No doubt you will make it even more beautiful!

Vickie said...

Oh it's always fun to get to someplace new and start fixing it the way you want. That's a beautiful cabinet your DH made. I love it, I covet it. I like that arch there, too, Linda Sue.

I'm like you - all the fall decor I have are pumpkins and FAKE leaves - everything around here is brown. Yuck. Did get some mums from the nursery, tho. At least they add a little color!

Have fun getting things all ready! A hot-tub WOULD be nice out back!

KathyB. said...

Oh yes, this place is wonderful and I can see why it is perfect for you both. I think you are right, nothing needs to be done for you to move in and , the place is already very nice. You have time to recharge your energy and save up for any projects that will make your new home more appealing to you.Yes, you are blessed !

Kelly said...

I will so enjoy seeing the changes and updates as they come along. It does take so much time, money, energy to get these things done. We still have 2 bathrooms to finish in this house and we have been here 4 years. In time.... that is our mantra. LOL.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's beautiful and you can do a lot with such a little because it has good bones!