Officially in the new house today.  The locksmith is here changing our locks.  And I am staring at the boxes and all the work to be done.  When you rent, the landlord takes care of the cleaning and the repairs,  in other words, I have a ton of things on my to-do list.  In the midst of unpacking and fixing up the house (it has been vacant for 9 months), I am also busy with my clients homes.  But I am scheduling projects for the summer, so please don't think I'm too busy for you!  A cobbler's children never have shoes and a designer's home is never finished.  One of the first things my husband brought from storage was the wine cooler & tv.  Hmm.
So now that we have the house, I will show you a photo of the first project I will be undertaking here in Paradise (that's the name of our new street, isn't it awesome?  I was crossing my fingers we wouldn't end up loving a home located a an address like 12345 W 1st St.)  If you are easily queasy, I would look away.
This is my kitchen, for real.  Someone actually used this.  Now, tile is not a good countertop material, but even past that the cabinets are coated with grime, the sink is rotten underneath and the weight of the sink and tile is causing the whole countertop to slump down.  There is a 1/2 in gap in the countertop and the backsplash behind the sink.  So I won't be unpacking the kitchen until this is gutted and replaced with new cabinets, appliances, countertops, and fixtures.  Call me crazy, but I hope to have this done by the end of May.  I'll be sharing the progress with you.  But take a look at the ceiling; notice that line?  Its a silly difference in paint finishes that makes it look like the ceiling are on difference planes.  I want to strangle whoever did this.
I am thrilled to be doing all this work.  This is what I love and thrive on the puzzle and the makeover.  Among many things that I will be sharing on my blog in the coming months, a great part of the house is that this was my view this morning.
PS  - Posts are not probably not going to be regularly coming as I get settled here in Paradise, more like little surprises dropped in the blogosphere.