In 2005 my husband and I purchased our first home. I had been checking it out via photos on a real estate site for about a year before we decided to look at it in person. The previous owners had done a lot of crazy stuff to this house and it is definitely a fixer upper.
We have always been fans of modern/contemporary design, but after 3 years of trying to fit that style with this house it just isn't working. For our little 50's ranch house the best most fitting style is cottage.
With this blog I will be documenting the changes that this house and garden will undergo in it's evolution into a cottage style home.
Here are some before pics taken before we moved in.