It’s been a year since we closed on our new-to-us house (yesterday). Hard to believe. Time has flown.
You can read about this HUD house here. On the day we closed. Kinda looked like a murder scene. Ick.
But it had lots of potential. Underneath there somewhere. It’s beginning to come out. It just took lots of money, tons of time and a boatload (or Ryanload) of work. Lots of work.
We did make some progress this week, but I didn’t get any photos. I’ll catch up soon. But, for the next few weeks, I’d like to share the year’s worth of progress that we’ve made.
Indulge me, will you?
Because sometimes you just need to pat yourself on the back. Renovating houses is kind of a crazy thing that we took on. We did it once for ourselves. Then we did it on a rental. And now we’re doing it again for ourselves.
It’s kind of a special thing, to love a house that’s been neglected. That’s been forgotten. That’s been traded in for something newer and bigger and “better.” It’s really time to bring a little beauty to the world. I know you get it. You all bring beauty to your corners of the world, too.
Ryan and I often look around and think, “Wow. We really did this. Ourselves.” It’s a pretty cool thing. It hasn’t been fast. Or easy. Or even always fun. But it’s ours.
So here’s where we’re at. Not done, but moving in the right direction. One year in. I’ll cover the downstairs this week and upstairs next week.
And here’s the master list. I love seeing all that red. Who would have thought? The NewlyWoodwards are almost there.
What do you think?