Jeff and I have flipped houses all our married lives and lived in them as we worked on them. I'm constantly looking for the next house that we'll take on as a project. And after redoing and flipping five houses, and getting bigger with each one, it's time to start thinking about downsizing. So I'm constantly shopping and calling my real estate agent to view this or that as it comes on the market. The problem is, at this point, we love our location but the house is huge for only two people, a dog and two cats.
I found this wonderful house really close to town, lots of trees, and best of all a 40x60 concrete floored barn - of which I could see all sorts of creative possibilities. The house is a nice sturdy house in a beautiful setting, but would need lots of work to make it what I have in mind for our 'old age' house. I had looked at it several times, but with all that was going on, I just kind of put it on hold.
So, while I was in Phoenix setting up for the Vendors Show, and not thinking about buying a house, Jeff calls and says that he sees a sign posted that the house I have been looking at is going up for auction and he's going to go check it out.
Fast forward.... my son and sweet daughter-in-law decided the new house is the perfect 'next house' for them, so we've spent the week getting them moved out of their current house and into the new house. It's been a crazy week of painting and fixing up their old house to put on the market. But... they've already told me they won't share the new barn with me. They say I'll fill it up too fast! Imagine that!!
So... if anyone knows someone looking for a great starter home, we have one for sale. Newly painted, new carpet and a nice private backyard in quiet Shelbyville, KY.
I did spend some time working on custom orders to be shipped out. I also finished a custom pillow cover order. This type of project was a first for me.
I had a picture to go by and needed to paint a similar feel on the front of a pillow. It was a real stretch for me as I don't think of myself as a painter, and I don't usually work with Purple. I have to say, though, I'm pretty pleased with how it all came out!
Off to spend the day painting walls... a little too 'in the box' for me, but it has to be done!!