Friday, September 17, 2010

Shhhh! I have a secret....

You know how sometimes you just want to keep things to yourself until you are ready to reveal them. That is how I felt about my house. When I bought this house, a few friends and relatives came through saying, "That place is a dump!" Well, my only criteria when talking with my realtor was this: Find me the ugliest house for the best price. And he did!

One thing I know about myself is that I can see potential. I can see the diamond in the rough. I love to uncover the scum and see the true beauty that lies within. That is what I look for in a house.

This house had been abandoned for almost 2 years, it was a foreclosure, and it was a dump. There were no mice ( I hate mice!), but spiders and cockroaches...both dead and alive...had taken up residence here. There was a lot of work to be done. But I knew I wanted to be the one to love this house back to life.

Thank goodness I know a guy who can read my mind, has skills to perfection, and was willing to live here for 7 weeks (before I moved down) to get it all ready for me. He worked his magic and his touch covered every inch of this house. He took the bones and made them beautiful. I was the decorator...the one who put the jewelry on. the two of us together made this house a reality. And now it is ready to present to the world ;)

Although there are still a few things left to a bedroom to be decluttered, a backyard to be completed, and a bathroom to be updated...for the most part it is beautiful.

To see the transformation...feel free to take a peek at my other blog: Throughout the week I will be posting pictures.

My home is in La Verkin, Utah. Right outside of Zion's National Park and about 20 minutes north of St. George. I would love for you to come visit. Nothing makes a home like love, smiles and laughter. Come on down, up or over...and enjoy my new place. I would love to have you!