Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The New - Old Cottage

Here is your first peek at our new cottage. It is in need of tons of TLC as you can see. Isnt the purple just fabulous? LOL And the pink trim makes it even better. What were they thinking? I believe the renters were trying to annoy the owner and it worked! It annoyed the neighbors too. We have had many neighbors ask if we plan on painting it, and yes we do. Right now I am thinking classic- gray, with white trim and black accents with a deep red door.

This house definitely needs more than paint though. There is no yard, only dirt for the most part. The roof needs to be replaced. Paul already got all the dead birds, mice and one dead cat out of the crawl space in the basement. All petrified, yuck!

Oh and stay tuned.......wait until you see the inside. LOL Mind you I took the inside pictures after we cleaned up quite a bit. It was the dirtiest house I have ever seen. I have no idea how anyone lived there. I am talking disgusting. But I will leave that for another post.

It will be fun to share the before and after with you all. Send us your happy thoughts as we need to be able to move in by June 1st. Not sure how that will go? YIKES!


High Desert Diva said...

Oh boy! A little work is right!

I always love red doors...can't wait to see the transformation

Lori said...

Wow! It's awesome! Yes, it is going to be a lot of work, but it's basically a blank canvas just ready for your ideas! that's the best! I cannot wait to see the progress. Those are going to be some incredible before and afters!

Holly said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the place! I love all of the possibilities that it holds. When we moved into our house 2 years ago, our yard was little more than dirt itself. But, we've managed to really turn it into something. It's really a wonderful sense of satisfaction! Good luck, and I can't wait to see the pictures from inside the house. ;0)

Sherry/Cherie said...

Your vision for this house sounds delightful. Now, come on, admit it -- you like the purple and pink just a little more than you are letting on!! LOL!!! I'm just wondering what the neighbours would have said had you replied "oh we're keeping the purple & pink -- that's what attracted us to the house.." -- probably wouldn't have won you the "best new neighbours" award!! Hee!!