A few nights ago, Aaron finished installing the face frame on a new built-in bookcase I'd been envisioning for the last few months. Shortly after, he suggested that I write a new post, claiming I had a lot to share. "But nothing is finished!" I protested. I had enjoyed posting the progress of our gross foreclosure as we ripped out walls and tore down ceilings. The pictures were messy and tools were everywhere. But it was supposed to be messy. How was I going to convey the amount of work that went into our Fixer Upper without a messy backdrop for reference?
Six months in, its still a mess. Not in the same "help me I'm drowning in this mess" way that it was during the big overhaul. Nowadays its the mess that results from where our grand ideas collide with our measly budget (and where the power tools collide with the toddler toys). Ideally, we would go room by room, throw down the cash to git-r-done and be on to the next. Realistically, we cannot finish everything all at once. Lacking stacks of cash, we are instead ticking boxes off our project list in a much more strategic way. The progress is more staggered but still just as rewarding. Our addition of several new storage areas means that the last of our boxes has officially been unpacked and our day-to-day lives function a little smoother.
About the Author:
Tasha is a freelance artist, stay-at-home mama, and, in her husbands words, a lifestyle manager. She and Aaron are in the midst of renovating their 94 year old home while raising their sassy daughters, Adelaide & Emma.
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