I think we all have a bit of tendency to dream about how perfect things could be. Pinterest allows the dreams to become reality - on a pinboard, at least!
You see, when we were looking at houses to buy, I really, really did not want a "doer-upper". I had forebodings of us having "Oh yes, and we can just redo the kitchen, move this wall, fix up the laundry and it'll be great!" conversations and then dealing with the reality of living in the same crappy unfixed house for the next 10 years (based on past experience).
So what did we buy? A doer-upper of the worst kind. Video Boy (after traipsing through a billion homes) commented "not this one". So of course his parents decided "this one!".
We have actually done a lot of work, but I want to do more...
|One day...we'd like to get rid of the crappy weatherboard one day...|
|Before (note the stinky dog bed in bottom left corner)|
|After (note stinky dog bed to the right)|
|One day...Ikea is possibly my perfect alternate universe!|
|One day...Oooh - love those shelves!! (and the neat desk)|
|Before (totally loving the fake flowers down the side...)|
|After (loved the open stairs, but the dirt |
kept falling through onto everything underneath)
|One day...how cute would this be???|
|Before (it was GROSS! I never ever cooked in it - can you see the oven door hanging off?)|
|After (we built it ourselves from flat pack and we are still married!)|
|One day...I really want an island bench with enclosed cupboards!|
|After (complete with knocked down wall!)|
|One day...I really want built-in bookcases and ooh, ooh! a fireplace!!|
|After (we removed a window!)|
|One day...it needs more bookcase space!|
|After (we added the dog)|
|One day...no backyard is complete without a massive firepit and movie screen!|