Here we are, off onto another adventure! Today we signed the papers to a tiny house in Texas. We just could not stand renting because we did not have the option to have any house projects. It was making us crazy! To be completely honest, it is nothing that we were necessarily looking for as far as houses go. If you know Kurt and I, then you know how much we love old, historical homes with quirky spaces and surprises around every corner.
Well, you can't always get what you want; you just have to make the best of what you have. We had a certain area we needed to stay in that was close to where Kurt is working and found this little 900 square foot home that is going to be perfect for the two of us and a visiting college student.
It is about as basic as you can get. I am itching to get rid of all the "run of the mill" light fixtures and baseboards. The big bridge in the living room is... interesting. I have a few ideas for changing that! We were in the place about twenty minutes after closing and managed to pull up the entire living room carpet. Bye, bye!
We are going to put hardwood flooring throughout the house. Hopefully all one flooring will make the space feel less chopped up. I do not know if you can tell, but the ceilings have a really obnoxious plaster stippling effect on them. Not looking forward to removing that, but not sure if I can handle the textured ceiling. My neck is hurting just thinking about it.
The next project on the list was the fireplace. It is okay, but it could be a lot better, especially with the high ceilings. I am on Pinterest every night looking at ideas on that one. We knew we at least needed to get the tile up for the installation of the wood floors.
The final project for the day was removing the island in the kitchen. The space is not that big to begin with, and the island took up almost the entire room. Plus, it was not anything to write home about anyway. I am sure I can come up with something cuter! Oh, and you know those light fixtures are taking a trip to Goodwill.
That's it for today. I will be often to keep you updated on our progress as long as I'm not too sore to get to the computer to type!
Original Post on April 30, 2014