I’ll cut right to the chase — here are the long-promised “before” photos of the cottage! Mike took these when he saw the house for the first time a couple of weeks before the auction. Check the details on each photo, and come back next week for the first round of changes…
Looks okay so far, right? Well, all that’s about to change, lol.
Bathroom closet; this is where it starts to get baaaad. All the closets were gross! Obvious afterthoughts and poorly constructed.
The guest bathroom — a very loose term; I wouldn’t subject an unsuspecting guest to this *shudders*.
Another view of the guest bathroom.
And that’s the grand tour — not exactly move-in ready, right? What in the world are we going to do with this little place?
What did people who were remodeling or renovating a house do before Pinterest? Oh, right — we bought many magazines, tore many pages out of those many magazines, stuck said pages in random notebooks/purses/drawers, etc. and then couldn’t find them when we needed them, and so on and so forth. Thank heaven this handy tool was invented! It makes life so much easier, and it lets me show my husband all the ideas that are floating around in my head. If I can dream it, it’s already been done and it’s on Pinterest — giving new meaning to the old saying “There’s nothing new under the sun.”
If you aren’t already acquainted with the magic that is Pinterest, head over there now and sign up; you’ll thank me later! Or not, if you become a Pinterest junkie like me, lol.
Oh, and you’re welcome to follow me over there if you’re already a member: I have a little board named Farmhouse that I think you’ll like!
I’ve been promising “before” photos of the cottage for a while now. Let’s start with photos of the little house and the other buildings on our mini-farm. Yes, these photos were taken during a drive-by, with no real thought we’d own the property a couple of weeks later! They’re unedited, so you can get a feel for exactly what we saw on that first day (apologies for the bits of car interior and/or windshield I caught in a few of the shots).
The cottage on the first day we saw her; October 3rd, 2013.
Gorgeous view left of the cottage. Sadly, we don’t own this view — 49.01 acres sold separately from our tract, and this is part of it. Luckily it doesn’t perc, so we’re hopeful it’ll remain this way!
Hay barn (rear) and the white barn — shop/man cave/husband’s dream space.
Garden area behind the cottage, wellhouse and older-than-dirt barn.
Pergola — makes for a pretty view from what will become the main living area of the cottage.
SO much is happening now; next up, lots of “before” and “during” interior photos (demolition, tons and tons of demolition!!!). And coming soon — before and after floor plans!