In December 2012, my husband accepted a new position with his company. With it came the agreement to move to Columbus, Ohio. With our oldest still in high school, the company graciously allowed us to remain in Kansas City until graduation.
(Lottie wants a valentine.)
What this means is that for over a year now, we have been in a holding pattern. For a person like me, who likes to upgrade and change things around in her home, it has been tricky. It hasn't stopped me, of course, but my focus has been on Resale. Neutral. General Appeal. Cleaning out. Paring down. Organizing.
See why I haven't blogged about it? Want to get excited about my cleaned out linen closet? Yup. It's been riveting, I tell you. The photos are compelling, award-winning stuff.
I still have a long way to go.
My pemberlie project was a lot of fun, but it also meant that for a year I could greenlight any project. My garage is still full of potential items. Random things. It was a workshop of misfit old lamps, extra chairs, homemade chalk paints, wooden frames, I accumulated some extra used furniture that I just kind of liked. I had put boring house maintenance projects on hold.
(there has been work in the mud/laundry room — amazing!)
Shoot, I put fun personal upholstery projects on hold. I've had a glorious floral wingback in my kitchen for years now. She needs some attention. Especially because she is positioned right next to my floral curtains. And now the dog has claimed it as her chair and I have no idea what to do with either of them.
(snow day fairy fort)
We have an agent coming by for the first time tomorrow to look at our house and give us her straight shooter opinions. Staging, updates, timing, the whole she-bang.
Are you ready for a bunch of before and afters? Because I think I am.
People, when this house goes on the market, I want it to sell Quickly. With three kids and a puppy, keeping this place showable will be by best trick of all.
Stay warm, friends!