Home Living

And Just Like That…

May 24, 2016

We’re homeowners again. Woot!

Wilson and I have been working on an off-market sale of a gorgeous townhome on the same block as our current apartment for a few months now, and we just closed on the home last week.

Here’s the beauty in all of her little glory here:

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Isn’t she just the cutest?

Now of course all I have to show you are terrible cell phone pictures, but I promise I’ll do a better job of illustrating what a lovely home it is. She’s got beautiful bone structure. However, she needs some work. Don’t we all. 

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 Birdie and her lazy ass sit. 

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 Fashion by Wilson. 

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 The master. No we will not be leaving the purple walls. 

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 Look at that sweet little Bird. 

Wilson and I are starting a mini-renovation of the home this week that will last into July, which means it’ll probably extend into 2018. We all know how these things go. But we move in by July 1, which means I at least need some electricity and running water by then. After our last renovation, I really understood what the Jungle Book means with the whole Bare Necessities thing. Bear? Whatever you know what I mean. 

As far as the extent of the renovation, we’re gutting the two upstairs bathrooms and downstairs vanity, painting the house (besides the kitchen, don’t even get me started on that thing), putting up a wall to make one larger room into two smaller bedrooms, and redoing some of the light fixtures to give them a little refresh. Nowhere near the extent or stress — or gray hairs — of Dartmouth, but needless to say I’m sure I’ll be visiting the hairdresser more often to cover those that do appear. Noel get ready.

I’m excited to share this exciting, stressful, and rewarding journey with all 15 of my followers — writing is my therapy, as is a strong gin and tonic — but here’s the thing: I actually need your help. Sometimes my interior decor tastes stray to the tacky and I only realize this after it’s all done, so I need you to stop me if something looks awful. Ok? Ok. Good talk. 

I have a lot of mixed emotions about this project — mostly nerves about doing this again, but I am happy to be able to customize and decorate an actual home. I’ve loved living in our apartment, but I felt like I could only go so far with making it my own. Cheers to the many beers, tears and sneers this reno will inevitably cause. 

And it’s on to the next one…

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10 Comments

  • Reply Mary Crane May 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Congratulations! I think we need a champagne party to Christen her. Then we can have another in August, when she is all ready.

    • Reply Anna August 26, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Thank you!!!

  • Reply Catharine Hedrick May 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I am so happy for you both
    Can’t wait to see your updates and posts of the progress

    • Reply Anna August 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Charlotte Egerton May 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats!!! Looking forward to the renovations and crashing in the finished project

    • Reply Anna August 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Thank you my dear! Please come to Sav soon!

  • Reply Faye Hinshaw May 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    So excited for you. Can’t wait to see the progress! Congratulations!!!

    • Reply Anna August 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Thanks so much Faye!! Congrats on your house too!

  • Reply Susan Hart June 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Anna, I enjoy reading your posts. Don’t stop or slow down. It’s fun keeping up with you and Wilson. I’m so happy about your new house and can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    • Reply Anna August 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Thank you Susan! Hope you are well!

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