I can’t even believe I’m writing this post. We’ve loved this house so much over the past 8 years. When we moved in it was the best that we could afford. We had just moved from Canada to Raleigh and had a 3 month-old. And I was not working at the time. I’m not sure if I actually saw the potential in the house or if I was still in that completely sleep deprived new mom state.
This home had zero charm and character. I recently found some of the realtors pictures from when we bought the house (I’ll post those in another post soon) and it was pretty terrible. Typical builder everything. Not one thing was upgraded.
I’ve certainly learned that you don’t need a historical home with big chunky moldings and exposed brick to have a cute and charming house. Any home can look like this with a small budget and a little bit of DIY’ing.
But I’ve loved the challenge of working on an extreme budget and learning how to do things along the way.
My little business The Salvage Sign has begun to really take off and I have completely run out of work space.
So we have decided to move.
I will be so sad to leave this house. The only house my boys have known. And all of our wonderful neighbors. But I think it’s time.
I will try to update sources and paint colors soon. But I have a lot of boxes to pack before I do that. Hope you enjoy the little tour of our coloful home.
Since our actual dinning room is our playroom / my craft space, the eat-in kitchen space is our only dinning area. I’m not a fan of formal dinning rooms anyways so this space is all our family needs.
Remember when every home had one of these gigantic t.v. cabinets? Now these cabinets are at every yard sale and Craig’s List posting. No one needs a giant cabinet for their flat screen televisions anymore.
But these cabinets are ideal for toy, craft, games, or linen storage.
My youngest son just reached the 37″ height mark.
You know what that means?
He’s finally tall enough to be dropped off with his big brother in Ikea’s Smaland. One whole hour of uninterrupted Ikea shopping.
So I packed up the car and drove the 2.5 hours to our closest Ikea.
I apologize for the terrible iphone photos but I had a whole car load of stuff to buy and only one hour of childcare in Smaland to take advantage of. I was running through the store like a crazy lady trying to take photos and record bin and aisle numbers.
Love, love, love these posters, and both for just $10. TVILLING Poster Set of 2.
I literally missed Rob Lowe at the Raleigh Flea Market by just a few hours.
He has a son at Duke and was in town this weekend. And I guess he also has a thing for old rusty junk.
Seriously who goes to a flea market looking this good. Of course you’re going to be spotted Mr. Lowe. No one is this good-looking at a flea market. If you have a full set of teeth and aren’t walking around with a cockatoo on your shoulder you’re going to stand out at a flea market. Maybe he just can’t help it.
Source: Raleigh Flea Market Facebook Page