Monday, March 10, 2008

open house!

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over the past couple of weeks jon and i have been busting our asses trying to get the house ready to show. all the while i have a tight deadline with work and have been working 12-14 hours a day, my grandmother was in the hospital and later passed away, and i got sick (and still am)- probably from the stress. we had painters come in for a week (while i was working surrounded in a fortress of books and crap, and later down at the kitchen table) to paint the entire place including the sleeves of our coats.

we never realized how much stuff we had until we had to "de-clutter" for the open house to get that sought after "un-lived-in" look. the high points are that...

1. we finally got rid of the ugly matte blue paint upstairs

2. the house has never been so clean (my parents came to help us clean!)

3. the house has never been so organized

we ended up getting some "staging furniture" from ikea that we intend to return later! hehehe... we got a rug and coffee table for the living room and new dining chairs for the table.

offers are slated to come in tonight so wish us luck!

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my work area has never been this clean- just don't open the drawers!

10 comments:

Carlene said...

That looks fabulous!

erica-knits said...

wow, you have a beautiful house. I'm sure the offers will be flying in, but I will wish you good luck in any case!

Top bird said...

sorry to hear you've been having such a bad time lately.
your renovations look fabulous!is that a terranium I spy on your desk? xx

Stephanie said...

thanks! It took so much work to make it look clean and uncluttered! That is a terrarium! I have three of them, but only one has really thrived.. and by thrive I mean lived. Unfortunately the little fern and leafy plant that were in the other two died :( I always seem to kill plants!!

Joanna Goddard said...

your home is gorgeous. good luck good luck!

la femme said...

I have that poster too :)

minirobot said...

looks great! i'd buy. is that a marimekko shower curtain

Stephanie said...

yep, it's a marimekko shower curtain! we originally bought it just for the open house but we decided to keep it! Our next place might need a shower curtain...

Stephanie said...

the 'keep calm' poster is strategically positioned over my desk so i can look up at it when i'm stressed with work ;)

Jennifer Ramos said...

LOOKS SUPER CUTE, and clean!


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