So anyway, I have lived in this house for the longest that I have ever lived in one house in my entire life. Eleven whole, solid years. When I went looking for a house all those years ago I wanted an old house to fix up. Oh, how I would plan and dream of renovating an old farm house-I would bake cookies and wear aprons and have garden parties.
So it has been an act of love and kindess that has gone into the remaking of this little 110-year-old farm house. Everything has gone perfectly and my projects are always under budget and it looks exactly like I want it to.
No, no, no none of that is true. My dreams of Laura Ashley wallpaper and Rachel Ashwell inspired vignettes were kicked over, trampled on, spit on and set on fire by failing septic tanks, falling down chimneys, dysfunctional water heaters, dry rot, drafty windows, insufficient insulation~~I really don't need to go on, though I could.
So I did the best I could with wall paper and blinders. This~~~~sigh~~~~ this is my living room. I apologize in advance.
Yeah, I know. I hate it. But life happens you know and after a while you just don't see it anymore. Well I decided life is too short to be in a place that doesn't make you happy. SO--here we go...
Step 1. Clear everything out of the room. Yikes.
Come back tommorow for Step 2.