Hello. The first home we ever purchased was brand new with builder grade construction. It was a home in a neighborhood of around 400 hundred houses. You know the place, everything was new and easy and under warranty. The finishes were granite and floors a veneer wood. It was a lovely home. We made a lot of wonderful memories in that house, to include bringing home our second born. My background is in commercial interior design. We are a military family and when we relocated we decided to switch it up a bit, and try our hands at a 1941 fixer upper. I hope you will follow along as we design, build, and learn about restoring a fixer upper.
Our 1941 fixer upper the night we closed on it:
Our 1941 fixer upper after a little bit of love:
As of now, I have replaced the front porch light, painted over the red stairs with a warm gray by Sherwin Williams called Anonymous. We also removed the over powering holly bush and planted a few azaleas. Tutorials for the window boxes are coming soon, I love the warmth that the wood adds to the all white house and the pop of color the flowers add! Along the front of the house I planted Gladiolus, and filled in the side flower bed with an assortment of wildflowers, zinnias and hollyhock. I have had terrible luck in the past with planting and growing any type of fruit, veggie or flower. I guess we will see if my black thumb turns green on a different coast! Any advice on how to help these beauties thrive?