It is not big nor elaborate but it is home. When we built, we built what we could afford and it was to some standards small, but nice, 3 bedrooms 1 bath, it had 2 tiny baths on the plans, but we made 1 large, a den and living room, which we finally tore the wall out and made 1 large room, and large kitchen/dining room. I love my home, it is were my 2 oldest boys were raised, they were 2 and 7 when we moved in, it is where baby boy was born and raised, my memories are here, I can close my eyes and hear them playing in there bedrooms, or walk into the living room and see as many as 10 little boys or teen boys asleep on the floor in sleeping bags, they loved hanging out at our place, their childhood spirits still remain and I dearly love this place and will never move as long as God grants me the ability to keep it.
This being said, I do need to bring it into the modern world....lol...DH was raised that you didn't borrow money to pay for something you could do without, and remodeling fell in that category. Now don't get me wrong we wall papered the Den and did little things that we could pay for with no problem, but large renovations were out of the question like added rooms or Major re dos. We did gut our kitchen and redid it in 1998 and I still love it, I had friends tell me I should send pictures of it to a magizene...right....
I changed the small bedroom into a work studio and the middle size bedroom a 12' x 13' into the guest bedroom, you saw my redo of it here.
Our bed room is a 16' x 15', so the rooms aren't big but suitable. These 2 rooms are done and just waiting for the hardwood flooring.
So now I am doing our bath, the bath is long and narrow, 5' x 14', it was redone in the late 90's using white for the wall and a border trim around the top, why I thought that was pretty I don't know but yesterday the wallpaper trim came down now that was a job.. my big bottom stayed on that ladder for 4 hrs but it was worth it
This shelf will also be painted linen like the rest of the cabinets and chair rails. I am having to hold off on painting till Tuesday, cause of the rain we are going to have for 5 days, plus we have ball games to attend today, won't paint on Sunday and Monday Ronnie and family are coming down to spend the day. I will be keeping Rissa Kat for the next 4 weeks. Every Thurs I will have to take her back to Richland for Tumble Classes and spend the night up there and watch her till her Mom gets off from work Fri. Then I'll come home and they will bring here back down on Sundays.
This is a picture of a dirty clothes bin DH made me 30 yrs ago, I had started removing the doors before taking this picture but the redo will be coming soon....stay turned for more on the face lift for an old lady...it's surprising what a little lipstick and rouge can do.