You know what happens after a morning of watching home renovation shows on HGTV. . .you start dreaming about your own run-down diamond-in-the-rough that you turn around in six weeks. But what if you actually did it?
Minus the 6 week part. . . *crawls in a corner with the memory of her own renovation that was supposed to be three weeks*
My friend Jacqueline and her husband actually did. They bought a run-down character home, did most of the gutting and painting in 6 weeks, then finished the rest as time permitted. 3 years later it’s a gorgeous marriage of character and mid-century modern, with clever solutions hidden throughout.
So grab your favourite hot beverage and indulge in some home renovation fantasy.
P.S.-There’s so many lessons to be learned from their renovation, that I wrote a second post just on the clever ways they made their house work for them.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.