Friday, July 29, 2011

Our 1920's House...

A few months back, Danny bought a house! I know...big news! We are very excited to see what it will become. The house is a major fixer-upper from 1921, but it has great potential and a BIG backyard. Dan and his father are remodeling the house and making it rent worthy for future tenants (with hopes to start a nest egg for ourselves). We recently tore down a wall and found a newspaper ad from 1929! Too cool -- an advertisement for a permanent hair wave for $4.50.
Sometimes we drive over to the house just to visit our adopted cat (Captain Jack - he apparently belongs to our address) and I like to sit in the house with Jack and Dan and imagine what life would have been like in the 1920's. I think about the history this house has seen...who lived here, what did they look like, did they own a Model T, did she wear a mink stole, how many families had memories of this house before us? If only walls could talk. Right?
We are so thankful for our little shack/soon to be cute cottage. We hope we can get it finished in the months to come. Here are a few pictures of our fixer-upper and a photoshop image of what we hope it will look like in the future. Hmmmm...what would life have been like in the 1920's?




Our big backyard!


Some vintage wallpaper...I'm guessing from the 1950's

Here is some of the original wallpaper from 1921!

Danny and his father Doug working on the kitchen

The 1929 ad we found in the wall space


Working on the house

This is a Photoshop image of what we hope the house will look like when we're finished

She must have seen our ad!

Maybe they lived here...

These babies crack me up! Too funny

I'll be sure to keep you updated on our progress!



Pictures:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10





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