Thursday, August 14, 2014

Be Careful What You Wish For

 If only remodeling could be like on TV.
But it's not and I'm only just beginning to realize the extent of our project!

 While my head understands that you have to deconstruct in order to create, my heart took a plunge when I saw the progress of the demo, even though I couldn't wait to tear out everything!
Be careful what you wish for, right?

Emotionally, it was hard, even though I didn't like anything that was previously existing.
Like this stairway and railing...

Anything salvageable is being donated to Habitat for Humanity or recycled, not only to be green, but to assuage my guilt!

It's all good, I tell myself.
In the end, it will be exactly how we want it to be!

Once the demo is done and the house cleaned up, there will be a clean slate in order to work with.
Let the fun begin!
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17 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...
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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Delores, just think of it as the "ashes" before the "beauty"! This will be an exciting journey; and I can't wait to follow along!

gme said...

Wow, this is going to be interesting! I'm so excited for you! Please just tell me that you will be using that fabulous green velvet couch that I have coveted for so long and maybe even the tole chandelier??? I don't adjust well to change...:)

Judy said...


It's so exciting to watch the progress! I'm getting a little nervous seeing all of that "stuff" on your wood floors. Are you planning to replace them?

Kathysue said...

oH D! I feel your pain! Demo is so hard, it always makes it look like it can never be put back together, BUT it can as you well know and this time it will be put together just like you design it. I know you have a million and one decisions to make and your mind is swimming. I am so excited for you, but also understand the angst that goes along with all of this. Hang in there sweetie,
Kathysue

Gigi Harlan said...

It will all end up wonderful and exactly how you envisioned it to be. Patience my friend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It always look so bad when they start ripping things out. Can't wait to see how you put it back together.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Ya gota go through a little ugly to get to the beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the process.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I know how you feel Delores...I lived with a huge mess for 2 months this past winter when we added all new hardwood floors to our first floor. I know this home will look amazing when your all done and look forward to following you along on this new journey!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Demo can be SO depressing but the end result is SO worth it! AS you know. YOur new home will be amazing when you are done!

Simone said...

Hi Delores,
I know exactly how you feel about the guilt. I get the keys to our new house on Friday, and we are promptly tearing out every surface in the house. It feels very decadent and wasteful. Habitat will take some of the stuff, but there is much that they won't take...like even though all the plumbing is brand new never used they won't take it! So I will try "Free" on craigslist. I know there are people starting out that would love some free help. Good luck!

Alycia Nichols said...

WHAT?!??!??!! Oh, my goodness!!! Wow! I completely understand how you must be feeling. Wow. Just....wow!

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh I know !
I hate the mess and never understand all the destruction to make it look better !!!

All you can do is hang in there till its over

Agen Tattonox said...


Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx obat penghilang tato

Segreto Secrets said...

I heard you were making some changes! You will have so much fun with it and it will be stunning! You will ahve to plan another girls trip to Houston! xo Leslie

Burlap Luxe said...

It's all going to be amazing, and why would it not? Everything you touch adds that much more beauty to your home.

Looking forward Delores to what's to come :)

Xx
Dore

Low Tide High Style said...

This gave me flashbacks of our own whole house remodel...but it was oh so worth all of the stress and mess! I know you will turn this into your dream home...congrats!

xo Kat

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