Tuesday, January 01, 2008

we have a house!

it's true! and official! as of tomorrow morning, we have keys and the house is ours!!!!

now the labor intensive projects begin. first step? remove popcorn, cottage cheese, ceiling from hell, from ceiling. and paint. everything. that is, after i remove the god forsaken wallpaper from every inch of wall. why people? why would you do that to yourself or anyone else? if you have wallpaper, get rid of it. now. future owners of your home thank you. the future president of the united states thanks you. see how big of a deal wallpaper is???

before and after pictures to come in the hopefully not so distant future.

17 comments:

Alison said...

Yay! Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures of the new-improved house. :) Have fun fixing it up!

Meg said...

YAY! And I'm with you on the wallpaper. I spent days scraping the wallpaper off of our house. People should be kicked in the neck for wallpapering their houses. I have some tricks for getting it off the walls, if you need help, though!

norcalgirl28 said...

I am so happy for all of you. I can't wait to see it. Congratulations.

Badness Jones said...

Oh I'm so glad it's you and not me. We spent countless hours removing wallpaper when we moved in here. Ugly, hideous wallpaper. And the people who'd put it up had signed the wall underneath....20 years earlier!!! Come on people, do you really want to be given credit for that ugliness?!

Tammy said...

Congrats!!!

Can't wait to see the before and after pics!!

JayMonster said...

Congrats on the new house.

A word of warning from somebody that started out with similar "issues" that you have.

"Popcorn" stucco and Wallpaper hide of multitude of sins that cannot always be fixed with some spackle and fresh paint.

Tread carefully.

CAT said...

yay for paint!! after you paint you can eventually get new furniture to match your new walls!

~JJ! said...

YAY, YAy, Yay!!!!

RWA said...

What's wrong with wallpaper?

Just joking.

Loren said...

Congratulations! Great way to start the new year!

Starshine said...

Well that is a very happy New Year's purchase!!! Congrats to you and the family.

:)

carrie said...

Congratulations!!!

What matter is, it's YOURS! And when you're done fixing it up, heck even while you're fixing it up, you can take a deep breath and be happy that you have a home.

Yipeeee! And, Happy New Year! :)

carrie said...

Oh, just watch a few episodes of "Flip That House" and you'll be an expert. Plus, there's no way yours looks as bad as some of those.

Again, VERY excited for you!

Ali said...

awesome! i can't wait to see pics!

Catherine said...

HUZZAH! Congratulations, Sweetie!!

By the way, I bought my place THREE YEARS AGO, and I STILL haven't gotten all the fucking wallpaper off. Getting to the painting part, that's my new year's resolution... again. P.S. Vinegar and water work pretty nicely if you don't mind stinking like vinegar for awhile.

Andie said...

pssst. helpful hint for removing wallpaper-

use a solution of fabric softener and water and a sponge, it loosens the glue!

Mommy off the Record said...

Hey Jen, did you know that popcorn ceilings are often made of asbestos? I know way too much about this b/c we had our popcorn ceilings tested and removed a couple years ago. You might want a professional to do it if you haven't started yet...

Congrats on the new house. Very exciting.