|My new place|
In case you missed my little announcement the other day, I may as well make it official. I bought my first home…but not in Memphis where I currently live. I’m headed back to my rural Arkansas roots–just outside of the city limits of my hometown.
I’m feeling pretty good about the decision…mixed with a little apprehension. I’ve been a city girl since I left home at 18–so living practically in the middle of a cornfield is going to take some getting used to. I talked about my decision to relocate the other day when I was a guest on Southern Belle View. You can read about it here.
After renting for 13 years, I’m way past ready to have a place to call my own. Which, of course, means a little renovating.
I’m going to try and blog about my home owning/relocating/renovating experience pretty regularly. I have an idea that the next few months are going to be like something straight out of a book…
Last Saturday was the first day to have electricity and water at the new house, and I spent several hours working. Thankfully, I have some amazing people in my life who are willing to help me.
I tore out carpet from 3 rooms. Okay, I did 2 rooms and then had to ask for help with the third. 🙂 Tearing out carpet isn’t as simple as I thought it would be. And I’m probably going to say this a lot over the next few months, but it looks SO EASY on HGTV and DIY Network–and in reality it was totally not. By the end of the day, I was exhausted and didn’t have much to show for it except for three heaping piles of carpet and a lot of mosquito bites.
But my dad and I have a plan and hopefully at least 1 room will be ready by the time moving day actually rolls around in a few weeks.
Here are some pics of my fun day of flooring. Now if I could only decide what I want to do instead of carpet…
|Before: carpet in one of the bedrooms|
|After: concrete floor that is waiting on me to figure out what to put down!|
Later this week, I’m going on a mission to find new faucets and a new toilet. I admit, I’ve never purchased or even shopped for any of those things before. And then I have to decide what to do about those concrete floors. Stay tuned!