Hopefully you were as productive this week, as we were! We made great progress at Old Savannah and even allowed ourselves time to find another property. But let’s start with our ‘first born’, Old Savannah.
This week, we ordered bathroom vanities (which will be in within 2 weeks). We also had the exterior of the house painted. We converted from brick with blue trim & shutters, to brick with white trim & black shutters. Oh what a difference this makes-as I mentioned in my last post, you can see the moldings now!!
It wasn’t just about the exterior, this week. Our hardwoods arrived this week. You may be asking why we needed hardwoods after unveiling the beautiful white oak under the green shag carpet? Well if you recall, there was tile in the foyer & that gorgeous low pile carpet in the kitchen/breakfast room.
We are making a cohesive flooring statement in the house and converting both of these spaces to hardwoods. This will update the look and help the flow in the spaces around. This house is going to look fabulous!!!
We hope you have a great weekend and look forward to giving you the latest updates, next week!!!
The original homeowner is out of Old Savannah & what is the first thing we did? We started tearing stuff up!!
Demo is so much fun and exciting!!! This is the time when you can let loose and not worry (too much) about damaging anything . . . it’s coming out, right? And you never know what you may uncover??
Shiny & New
We definitely discovered some unexpected things during this process. Remember the shag carpet (aka ‘indoor green lawn’)? We couldn’t resist the temptation to go ahead and peel at back the ‘green lawn’!! We just needed a peak!! We were just as pleased as we had anticipated being!
Remember this sight?
…well look what we found underneath!!!!
Look at these solid oak floors!?!? What finish should we use???
Wallpaper Woes . . .
The dining room, kitchen, and hall bath all had walls covered in wallpaper. You can imagine the cloud of dread looming over us.
Our initial concern was the age of the paper and that we would not only remove the wallpaper, but take Sheetrock, as well. So imagine the relief we felt when we started to remove the dining room paper in full sheets! Sheer Joy!!!
Now lets hope the other rooms come off as easy!!!!
Well, we purchased our first house (Old Savannah) and close tomorrow. What?!?
This full brick home has all of the great bones of a 70’s ranch, new roof, new windows, new HVAC, original hardwoods . . . this should be a slam dunk! Now add the fact that it is located in a quiet neighborhood with great access to Target (duh!) and other great shopping, this is going to be great fun.
Oh wait-did we say hardwoods?
Well yes, we have hardwoods . . . underneath this!!
This lovely green shag has preserved the original hardwoods, and are reminding me of grandma’s. I mean, this carpet has been very well maintained and looks like a lush green lawn . . . inside a house. And don’t worry, if the shag is a little much, there is also sculpted carpet (to look like linoleum) in the kitchen area. Never have I ever seen this before? Honestly, it’s kind of cool, but will probably not be a strong selling feature this house.
now we just need to bring it into the new millennium.
We can’t wait to peel back the shag and reveal the gorgeous hardwoods!