I was just sitting here going through pictures from over a year ago. Last August when 2 nearlyweds bought a house. An over 100 year old house. A house that was foreclosed on and had been vacant for quite a while. A house that had once-frozen pipes that had burst causing mold in the basement and making it necessary to replace all the plumbing. A house that had been on the market for quite some time. In short, it was the house no one wanted.
But we saw something very different when we walked in the side door that had no glass and was instead all boarded up.
We saw a solid house with good bones.
We saw a house with wood floors throughout. ….Even if they did need refinished.
We looked past the nasty plaster walls covered in numerous layers of paper bag-like wallpaper. (Who does that??!)
And saw what could be an adorable breakfast nook.
A spacious kitchen if we re-arranged…
… And tore out walls and plaster encasing the brick chimney. 😉
It could be an incredibly functional space….
With a guest bedroom…
A master bedroom….
And an office….
If only we could trim all the trees and bushes and pull all the vines that were smothering the old girl….
Then we could have a house. Not just a house…. A HOME. Our home. And slowly…. Very slooooowly…. We come closer and closer to that vision that no one else had for the house no one else wanted.