Oooooh boy! We finally are officially and legally the proud owners of our dream house.
Long story- owner wanted to do a 1031 land exchange and wanted us to
wait on actually purchasing the house till he was ready. So we rented from him. Then the house didn't appraise...blah blah blah...
But we were NOT going to give up on this ole gal!
So finally on Thursday afternoon, she became ours:)
And by Thursday night we were doing this....
Bye bye nasty dirty carpet!! We always wondered how the stairs actually returned into the house.
You see this house was made into two separate apartments. The downstairs being one and the upstairs another.
The door to the left of the front door leads to the upstairs:)
Tricky! Underneath the carpet was some real cool handiwork!
Problem solved! The second to the last stair has this cute angle
that makes the return into the house!
The door on the left is the door that leads to the inside of the house.
It had been closed and locked since 1975!
The brown door is the front door of the upstairs apartment
that opens to the front porch.
That will become a window:)
But holy beautiful green original painted stairs huh?!
This house was MEANT to be mine!!
I'm really thinking of leaving them in all their chippy glory:)
Theeen, off to the Pasadena Flea Market on Sunday.
Holy unbearable hot weather batman!!
(you gotta love this pic with that lady's arm coming out of my head!!)
It was sooo hot and sticky I couldn't think. Or shop:(
I did however run into my pal Christian and bought a fab bag made
out of an old grain sack that I forgot to take a pic of!
The sweet hubby that he is, took me to this magical place in Huntington Beach.
Uh huh. Flip flop goodness for days.
They really are the best in flippy flops:)
Rio didn't believe me.
Till now. She's hooked:)
Design your own. Yes please! White with green straps
topped with a green rhinestone:)
Oh, and I'll just mention that it's 9:30 and I'm
blogging from Starb's. The wi fi at the beach house we're
stayin at aint so fab:(
(yes, that's Rio's eyebrow totally photobombing my pic:)
So that's the ups and downs for the week!
All ups really:)
We'll be sadly saying goodbye to the beach on Thurs, but happily saying
hello to our house and hammers that await us at home!!