Monday, October 1, 2012

Big News

   Last February, we listed our house.  I think you all know how I feel about my house.  I love it.  We didn't think we'd ever move again.

     If you are interested in the reasons why we were listing back in February, you can read this post.  If you'd like to see that listing, click here.  I think it's interesting because it shows the house pre-reno, and a few of you have asked about that.  Here are a couple of ugly process shots:

     If you recall, our house didn't sell after a couple of months.  The deals kept falling through. We determined the reason to be that there was simply too much work to be done on the property.  We thought we'd have better success if we completed a reno to the main floor, among other things you can read about here. Since we own a renovation company, this type of work costs us considerably less than it costs other people.

   We finished most of the work we were looking at completing with the reno, although there were a few things that still needed to be done.  We felt that the house was ready to re-list.

We listed the house on Thursday, September 20th.  We received an offer the following Wednesday and accepted it.  It's all done now, and the SOLD sign is up.

My feelings about this are extremely mixed.

We are actively looking for a new home now.  The neighbourhood we are looking at has old brick rancher homes.  With wide, beautiful properties, huge old trees and quite, rambling streets.  A completely different architecture.

We are waiting for just the right house to come up.  We have been to a few, but nothing that is just right yet.

So, for the next while, I'll be posting a little more about inspiration and a little less about reality.  We don't have very many real projects that we can be doing, although there are a couple of furniture painting projects I'll be working on.  Lots of inspiration boards coming your way!

xo Meg


  1. Congrats Meg, nothing like a quick sale! No doubt your efforts and beautiful work paid off. I think sometimes it is difficult for people to see the potential in a space and you eliminated a buyer's need to. Good luck on the search front, hope something pops up soon.

  2. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


  3. Congrats on the quick sale! You all did such a great job I knew it would get snatched right up! Have fun looking for a new pad.

  4. Congratulations, what a great feeling to have such a quite sale! All of your hard work has paid off!

  5. Now I remember! Well, congratulations. After all your hard work and effort, it must have been kind of stunning and exhilarating and what a statement that makes about the great work you've done there!

    We tore into our kitchen ceiling this weekend. Oy. I wanted to ask you what sheen paint you used on yours. I think I want to use the same color as the trim (BM White Dove) but I'm thinking a less shiny finish?

    1. Our whole kitchen is BM white dove. Even the walls! The sheen we used on the ceiling was pearl, I think.

  6. Congrats on your sale and best of luck on your new home search! I hope you find something that you love! :)

    BTW - I can't send you email replies any more. I keep getting messages saying that my emails to you can't be delivered! :(

    1. Sheesh! I wonder why? I'm getting regular emails to my inbox. I'll take a look at my settings and see if I can figure anything out. Thanks for the heads up!

  7. This is so exciting, Meg! Congratulations! Good friends of ours just went through a similar process with the house they loved, but moved to the neighborhood they'd been dreaming of for years. They held out and found a house they loved even more than their first. I'm sure the same will happen for you. I look forward to all of your inspiration boards and following along as you find your dream house. Happy pinning ; )