Colorful House Tour

house-makeoverI 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.

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Change Bi-fold Doors to French Doors

I have lived with a broken bi-fold pantry door for 3 years. I guess it hasn’t always been broken. Occasionally I would fix it, and put it back on its track. Only for one of the kids to attack the door in an attempt to get a handful of goldfish. And boom, it would be broken again.

This week I had enough of that darn door.

My mom was visiting so I thought together we could tackle this door and turn it from a cheap builder grade bi-fold door to a super fancy double door. And it worked. Well it may not be super fancy, but at least it has a bit of character now.


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