Thursday, March 6, 2014

The little Red Brick House that could

This is the story of a really lucky dressmaker who will be flip flopping a house.  This is an impossible dream I have had for years.  It is still a dream that compels me to do some pretty loud commuter singing on the way to the house in the morning.  I really can't describe the complete joy, stress, happiness, anticipation, and sense of doom I feel on an hourly basis.... and I love it!

This is the Living room.  I do love the brick and stove.  The space is cozy.  The room with the accordion doors will be walled up and turned into the master bedroom that it once was.  

A nice shot of the original bath and sink.  Love the fixtures.  

Details... the wallpaper has been partially removed at this moment.  
The front door will be staying.  

The kitchen.  

I am posting these so whoever is interested gets the feel for the house before anything has been done.  It is a very sweet home, which you can't create with shiny surfaces.  I do believe a home becomes sweet from the people who live their lives within.  

Here is the reason I get to live out this dream of mine...  my dad.  He might be the Coolest Dad Ever.  He is also retired and is a sucker for a good project.  He is so single minded, I can't get him to take a day off.  

Genetically we are similar and because of that we make a dangerous pair.  He will say, "Lets take out all of the electricity and replace it starting from the pole outside."  A  normal person would say, "I don't know about that, isn't it a bit overboard?"  But because I am my father's daughter, I say, "Perfect, let's do it!"  

This will be the first installment of the Dressmaker's Red Brick House Flip.  I know it isn't appropriate for a dress blog, but I do find so many similarities between homes and dresses.  Plus, my friends and family seem interested, so thank you for humoring me.  



Jeanette said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

I love that you find similarities in house flipping and dress-making. I love to sew and embroider, I also really love building things. They really are similar. I always tell people "building is just sewing with stiffer and thicker fabric."

nan said...

YAY!!! Cant wait to follow this Melissa! Thanks for getting it on your blog! I will let my siblings know, so we can all watch the progress. Thanks!!!

grammy and pa adams said...

We are so excited to see all the changes. It's been so fun to meet you and your dad!

grammy and pa adams said...

We should explain that Grammy and Pa Adams is our name our grandkids call us....We are Thad and Rosemary to our friends, but on Google we are Grammy and Pa.

Wanda said...

You and your dad are THE coolest father-daughter pair I know. Wish I could be there to observe all your inspired work - and help out now and then, too! ;)