Sunday, November 14, 2010

Update on what's up!

As you may know, we are knee deep in getting this house ready to be put on the market. It is tough in the world of real estate now, I am sure you all are extremely well aware of that fact, so, we need to do everything possible on our end to make this house as show ready and as - you know you want to live here! - as we can..

First things first - remove trash pile from side of driveway... this is in the back of our house. There is an alleyway to get to our driveway and this is where this is located. I remember when I first moved to Texas and seeing how a lot neighborhoods were set up this way. The driveways are in the back of the house? I thought that was weeeeiirrd. But, now, I actually think it is pretty pleasing to the eye. (Did I just say "pleasing to the eye?) weeeeiird.

Before:


After:


All of that junk was from a TON of work that my husband did to our backyard. The computer-looking thing has to be specially recycled because it has batteries in it, and can't be dumped at the regular landfill.

A little bit of dress-up fun!


And then back to it -
I wish I took a picture of the before, but think picture frames, some books, and some family knick knacks. Now, that had to go - because it was too "personalized", I found an article in a magazine about doing white shelves with white colored vases and bowls. I bought all of these at GoodWill - all of them - the entire lot - for 14 dollars!! Woot! Woot!!



Cute! Cute!

5 comments:

BeadedTail said...

It looks way better with that pile gone! Your girls are adorable!

Love the shelving. That is so pretty and such a 'homey' feeling!

Duni said...

Thanks for the update. The back of your house looks really neat now! And you did an awesome job on the white/white cabinet!! But more importantly -- your girls look ADORABLE in their cheerleading outfits :)

Nancy said...

I remember you talking about stressing about staging. I think it looks great! More artistic than family person which, apparently sells. And don't you feel so accomplished when you remove a large physical pile of trash? It really does come to symbolize all of the hard work finally accomplished. Great job, I'm sure you are feeling so much better!

Now if I could just get Mike to finish organizing his things....we've seemed to hit a stopping point...dude would rather sit on his butt watching TV than get it together. He says I'm being crazy, I say, I've done my part, not put your shit piles away! Ek...

Alicia said...

I am seriously loving the white wall/shelves/vases thing! That looks so snazzy! Yes, I said snazzy.

Sounds like things are coming along. Woot woot!

blueviolet said...

You're gonna outshine all the other houses! When do you think you'll be ready to hit the market?