When my husband, Clark, and I started house hunting years ago, like most couples, we focused on the area we wanted to live in and waited for houses to pop up on the market. Sadly, that didn’t happen very often. Then one day, while driving down the street we loved, I saw a “FOR SALE” sign outside of a cute little colonial style house that led us to a foreclosure flip. We bought the house (for a FANTASTIC PRICE way below market value) and immediately starting making it our home.
The first thing I did when we moved in was take down the green shutters and replace them with black ones….then….I PAINTED THE FRONT DOOR RED! I dubbed the house “The Red Door”. For several years we made small improvements to the house a little at a time, as time and money permitted. but we were young , poor, and had a toddler so we focused on making MEMORIES instead of major improvements.
Today, we have lived here for fourteen years and many things have changed about the house over time. More importantly, now that our son is older, we have a lot more free time to work on house projects. Between that, and the introduction of a little website called “PINTEREST”, I am at a rabbit’s pace planning and completing new projects (more planning than completing of course!)
On this page, I am documenting some of the changes, improvements and projects that have made this sweet little house our HOME.
Today, there was a knock on my door, and it turned out to be a lovely young woman who GREW UP in our house. Of course, she stopped by when the house was literally A WRECK, I haven’t cleaned well in weeks! But I brought her in and took her room by room through the house anyway. She was the sweetest girl, she teared up more than once, and shared stories about how she grew up here and her memories. Meeting her inspired me to GET BACK TO WORK on building this page and filling it with all the photos i have from the house over the years. It’s clear that this house has known many, many years of love and loving families, so this house deserves to be talked about. 🙂