Hi all! I was working on organizing my house this past weekend (NOT fun) and ran across the images of my house before we lived in it. So…. I thought we would travel back in time and see my house before and during the process. I am crazy this week and and the living room is all I have to time to share right now but I promise to show you the rest of the house. Let’s start from the beginning: 4 years ago our friend and realtor Bryan Pritchett called us to tell us his church was auctioning off their parsonage. Bryan knowing we love a great project took Mark(my husband) over to preview the house while I was out of town. They toured the house and found out the bid was due before I was to return. So I trusted my husband (he is an urban designer) and he bid on the house without me ever seeing it! I returned to town… went to work… no big deal, right… thought we would never have been the high bidder. But we got the phone call. We owned the house! At this point I still haven’t seen it. So of course, I dropped everything and went straight over to see our new house! Here is the other really important point… it did not come with the land! The church was selling the house to make way for a new facility. So we had to MOOOOVE the house. It was a crazy fun process and over the next couple posts I will show you how it worked. Moving a house is wild, fun, scary, exciting, cool, and awesome.
So without further ado here is the living room before:
Here is the living room after:
and the living room cut in half during the move:
The biggest changes we made were removing the 8′ ceiling and exposing the structure, changing the windows to french doors, changing the front door to an antique door, and adding wood 1×4 to the walls. We love how the room feels now, it is open and airy with lots of interest and details with lots of white.
Got to run!