Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's ours!

We closed on the house Friday morning, complete with celebratory Dunkin Donuts breakfast (it just arrived in St. Louis a couple weeks ago....and for east coasters...this is big news!). We headed right over to the house so we could look around, sit on the floor, and contemplate what we had gotten ourselves into.

Since it had been awhile since I had seen the house the first thing that I noticed was that the dimensions in my head were all WRONG! Real estate photos tend to be distorted so I was thinking the living room and the master bath were about twice and long as they are in reality...bummer. Also the vaulted ceiling was not really as high as I remembered. Other discoveries...the old windows on the back of the house which have fake muntins, the muntins are between the panes of glass and can not be removed. Currently they are faded or disintegrating.... lovely. I have also found an outlet that doesn't work and one toliet that has a very weak flush...welcome home!

Saturday and Sunday were spent striping wallpaper. This went pretty quickly...until we realized there was some kind of second layer of wallpaper that had been painted over. Now we are stuck trying to figure out if we can get away without stripping this weird second layer. No home improvement goes unpunished.

We squeezed in some sofa shopping this weekend too. First we went to Bassett and are considering an option that would look like this...
We also stopped at Crate and Barrel and fell in love with the Axis sectional....we could afford the sofa with chaise but we really want the corner sectional.

Considering our budget is nonexistent it will probably be a sofa with I just need to decide which one and what fabric. Decision, decisions!

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