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day 23 – it’s a shit hole… for now

November 24, 2013

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this our new house as it currently stands
it’s a bit like this scene from money pit

it is both daunting and exciting
and it’s going to require a hell of a lot of imagination
and time
and work

as all good things do

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Twingy permalink
    November 24, 2013 9:25 pm

    Is it wrong that I’m hoping that you keep the Mary Poppins? If you decorate like you photograph then it’s going to be amazing!

  2. November 24, 2013 10:54 pm

    This looks like the kind of place and project that should get you onto Grand Designs! Those wall murals are something. But what an amazing opportunity to save a house and make it your own, truly your own. Wishing you lots of luck and stamina and patience and whatever else you will need to do this. I have a feeling that it will be amazing!

  3. November 24, 2013 11:18 pm

    SO MUCH potential! I cannot wait to see this process. It is a bit like following a love story…again!

  4. November 24, 2013 11:38 pm

    how exciting! many blessings to you both.

    p.s. please try and save some of that fantastic blue/green/purple wallpaper. i would love a tiny scrap of it.

  5. November 24, 2013 11:39 pm

    Oh my! Can we do a shoot there?!!! Love those textures and artwork!

  6. November 25, 2013 12:46 am

    the light is amazing. as are the bones. the doors. the old pressed glass. yes it will be a bit of a money vacuum but look what you’ve got. very jelly over here, just sayin’. the potential there is huge. congratulations. xo

  7. Alison permalink
    November 25, 2013 1:44 am

    Are you missing a chimney? What does it smell like in there? What an adventure you have to live. Very exciting. And that rose, that beautiful rose. A sign of life must be a good omen. I wish you courage and strength. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for hidden treasure.

  8. November 25, 2013 8:19 am

    So exciting! The light is beautiful. We’re trying to buy a Victorian Cottage which needs a lot of work. Similar thing, veering between terror at the amount of money to be spent and excitement at making somewhere our own. Looking forward to following you on this journey. All good luck!

  9. Alison permalink
    November 25, 2013 11:31 am

    I forgot completely about the kitchen episode. And that laugh of Tom Hanks is so hilarious. I hope you and Joe won’t be sounding like that 6 months from now. 🙂

  10. November 27, 2013 10:57 pm

    it feels great to see these pictures, and at the same time part of me is wailing “it’s not FAIR! i want to see it in PERSON!” and having a wee tantrum.

    so, SO excited for you and can’t wait to see it in person, soon


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