11 Secrets, secrets are so fun!

>> Friday, January 29, 2010

We Wilkersons have been keeping a smidgen of a secret from you. Want to know what it is? The floor is now open for your best guess.

Preggers?…nice try (My Gran has her fingers crossed that this would be the case. Not yet, Granimal!)

New pet?…We wish!

Give up? Alright, we’ll divulge.


Meet our secret…


Tada! That’

s right. We’re on the move! Isn’t she lovely? We could just get lost in all this 1950s rancher has to offer. Do remember that we Wilkersons are lovers of a good charity case, hence the Rehabilitation Station. With that said, let’s get crackin’ on the first of several mini “before” home tours.

We’ll start with the front of the house: the living & dining rooms. As the daughter of an architect, I know my drawings aren’t quite up to par, but it’s all I‘ve got people…

Everywhere you see carpet, the original hardwoods are sneakily hidden underneath. To our hardwood loving hearts, this was a huge selling point and they will be uncovered and shined up pronto! Want a sneak peak of the beauty buried underneath? Alright, you twisted my arm you sneaky thing, you…

I just know the angels sang to you as they did for us upon this discovery.

Next up, the dining room…

Your eyes are not mistaking you. That is a gigantic wallpaper plantation scene sprawling across the dining room wall. I half expected Scarlet to come storming out of the kitchen demanding to see Ashley. If you haven’t seen Gone With the Wind, shame on you. Block out four hours of your Friday night and make it happen.

That’s all for today folks! More to come tomorrow for sure, and you can sleep soundly tonight knowing that we’ve already starting tackling our new giant of a project.


PS…Eric sends a big howdy your way. He’s just a bit busy tackling the Grandma curtains hanging in the window.


Lindsay,  January 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

We are eager to see the afters! Who would have ever thought to display a wallpaper mural like that in an house?! Very funny!

jessicakes,  January 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

YAYY! Fun, fun, FUN!

BTW, I think your house layout drawing was pretty dang good! :)

Live the Home Life January 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

Thanks, friends! We have big plans for this house and we cannot wait to share everything with you!


The Doose's January 29, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

I am so excited for you and Eric! What a great adventure, can't wait to hear/read/see more!

Susan Blair,  January 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

My in-laws have the same mural! Steve and I wondered if they just sold their house and didn't tell us. Same floor plan too. Is the house in Colony West? Love it.

Live the Home Life January 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

Susan, how funny! The house is in the Hall High area, but that mural must have been popular. It has been a beast to remove though!


Kristen,  January 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

The rooms look pretty big! I know you two will make them look fantastic judgin by all of your previous posts. Good luck Wilkersons!

Cara Beth January 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

So exciting! How fun! Pretty soon you will be like the Young House Love with Sherry and John and their famous blog! :) Can't wait to see the progress!

Live the Home Life January 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Haha! Thanks Cara Beth, we can only dream. They are amazing. We are just excited to bring our new home into the 21st century!


Live the Home Life February 1, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

Thanks for all of your nice comments! We can't wait to get that carpet out of there and bring back the hardwoods.


The Photo Goo February 1, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

Make sure to take tons of before, during and after pictures.

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