Friday, November 26, 2010

A New House

Wow! I can't believe I let an entire month go by without a single blog post! But, I have a good excuse...We bought a new house! You may remember way back in the New Industrial Singer post, I mentioned a crazy week and that I'd give more details about later. Well, the couple that had the yard sale where I bought my sewing machine, was also selling their home. They took us on a little tour, and 5 weeks later, the house was ours!
The pictures are not very good, but I wanted to give you a little tour before we start on the renovations.
As you can see from the first picture up there, its not a big house, just a 3 bedroom 70's ranch. But coming from the current tiny 2-bedroom, it feels like a mansion. LOL

Here's the back of the house with the sunroom and deck. It sits on a little over an acre and backs up to a small farm with one horse and one cow. :-)

It has a large eat in kitchen That opens up to both the sunroom and living room. We'd like to install granite or solid surface counter tops, eventually.

The L-shaped living/dining room has a large stone fireplace. I have a feeling that those two rooms will be a challenge as far as furniture placement, so I'm sure I'll be asking opinions on that soon. All three of the bedrooms are carpeted with a mauvey pinkish-purple. I can't live with that, so we're thinking hardwood. But the master has its own bath (something I've never had) and french doors that open onto the deck.
It also has a large finished basement. There is a small 12x12 room with 2 windows and lots of natural light, on the opposite side that will be my sewing room/studio/office. The plan is to move the wall and make it a bit larger (12x16 or so), remove the carpet and install laminate or hardwood, and have french doors that open into the main part of the basement. That project could take awhile, so I'll need to find an alternate work room until then.
We'll also be doing a few projects on the Tiny house, getting it ready to sell hopefully in the spring. I promise to be better about posting updates on all the home renovations. :-)
Have a great weekend, everyone!

17 comments:

KaHolly said...

And, you were missed! How very exciting to have a new home to fix up just the way you like it! You are going to have your hands full for awhile, but when all is said and done, you will be so happy and contented! Congratulations! ~karen

inday_adin said...

Congratulations on the new house! It's a lovely place and huge space. I love that there is a basement and a fireplace. Beautiful!

Adin B

Stephanie said...

How exciting! Congratulations on your new home. It'll be fun to fix up and I look forward to seeing the progress.

goldenbird said...

Congratulations! The new house is beautiful ... love the stone fireplace, tFrench doors, and that spacious kitchen. How nice to have an acre ... is the farm your's, too? We don't have basements here in California, so I find them fascinating. Congrats again!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you're going to do with that wonderful space! It will be a show place when you're done with it. That fireplace is gorgeous and the grounds are fabulous. Congratulations on your new home!

Gillian said...

It's a beautiful house. Congratulations.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Oh, but those beautiful gardens at your current house will be hard to leave. One acre will give you plenty of room for something new and gorgeous too. xo, suzy

Maison Douce said...

Congrats, Kimberly!!!! An acre... I'm sooo jealous!!! Can't wait to see it all decorated!!!
Isabel

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

I LOVE it!!!!! Can't wait to see how beautiful you make this home.. Too bad you had to move that monster sewing machine twice.. but funny how it ended up where it began! Call if you need help, I'd be happy to help paint and move furniture around the house (10 different rooms, if you are like me) Have fun! Keep us posted.. I am seeing a lot Burlington deals in this home!
Mechelle

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh, so much potential!! I'm so happy for you that you found such a great house!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!
Best,
~Angela :-)

Sugar Bear said...

Oh so happy for you! Congratulations.
Karla

{kimmymade} said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see what beautiful things you do with your lovely new home :-)

My Casa Bella said...

Hello, now it all makes sense, you have been busy and how exciting! The new house looks so nice, it hardly needs work, sounds like more cosmetic, which is great. Love the kitchen and that large Living room, awesome fireplace in there. I already have ideas for you, hehe, for that room. Can't wait to see some more pictures. Hope it all goes well with the sell of the other home!
hugs

MCB

Melody said...

Wow Kim! I am soooo excited for you. I've been out for the month with my allergies...LOl I was afraid it was the CHANGE....but no I am just moldy...phew. I'll e-mail later;)

Marilyn in NM said...

I'm so excited for you! I haven't had a new house in over 30 years...lol. It's really beautiful and once you get all your touches in it, it will be "home"!
Hugs,
Marilyn

KitschKrafts said...

I know I am late to this post and I don't know how I missed it, but I wanted to congratulate you on the new home. It looks lovely and like it is going to be so much fun renovating. YEAH! Can't wait to see more.

VintageBettys said...

That is very exciting! A new house to decorate! The house looks really sweet! Goo luck in your new home!

Laura and Michele