Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ta . . . Freaking . . . Wanda!

I am SO excited to own a house again and literally love every second of it (well, maybe not the plunging of the toilets but the rest is pretty good). I think I fall in love with it a little more everyday. Now I must admit (as some of you have also pointed out, I'm talking to you Mayda!), that's it not much to look at right now but I can see the potential through the blue carpeting, the dark paneling, and the drop-down ceiling. I have to look deep but its there. We have done quite a bit of renovating, a lot of it on our own, so I'll take the next couple of posts to catch you up. There will be lots of befores, a few afters, and a few not for the next couple of years!!

Now the girls and I were excited to spend some time at the house so we decided to have a picnic on the floor the night we became owners. 

Nothing wrong with Chick-fil-A on the ground, right?
We actually ended up meeting several of the new neighbors too.
The girls wanted to play around on the elevator a bit.
It's kind of funny.
Everyone is impressed when I say it has an elevator
but I am quick to tell them it isn't that cool! 
Here the girls are "rising" through the floor in Olivia's room
We laugh that it is definitely a bit creepy!
So the next morning I hit Home Depot and gathered some tools - crowbars, gloves, masks, goggles, and other miscellaneous tools that I already own but are packed in a box somewhere in a POD stashed somewhere where I have no idea.

Now the theme of this house is currently Tawanda. Those of you who are familiar with Fried Green Tomatoes know exactly what I am talking about. Those of you who don't, watch the movie and you'll know what I am referring to. It's freaking awesome!
One of my favorite, and most quoted, movies.  
My lovely, lovely, so relaxing master bedroom.
Can't you feel your troubles melting away???
Somewhere behind all that lovely paneling are 5 old windows
completely covered up by nasty paneling.
Looking into the lovely dressing area.
Closet to the right, master bathroom to the left.
My master closet . . . ok.
My master bathroom -
aren't you dying to take a soak in here?
Caitlin was an incredible tearer-downer of all things that must go!
We both learned it was super hard but
wonderfully cathartic and therapeutic!
We yelled that a lot -
according to the girls, I yelled it too much!

We found this little coloring under some plaster.
It's not anything wonderful but we liked it.
Unfortunately in this room, there's not an after because it still basically looks like this! Oh vey!

More to come but that's for another post!

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