i love my house – greendale cottage

This is our first house, and we bought it in 2007. It was built in 1927, and we have set about making it a home ever since. We have become DIYers. The first week we bought our house, the first thing I did was paint the front door a bright kelly green, my favorite color. Since every cottage needs a name, I decided to call it Greendale. We love working on house projects together and dreaming of the next thing we will do. We often say we have put so much blood, sweat, and tears into our little home that we will never sell it. So far we have rewired, insulated, replumbed, painted inside and out. We completely renovated the kitchen, ripping it down to the studs and rebuilding it from scratch. The biggest projects we did were completely renovating the kitchen and making our attic into a loft room. As soon as we finish one project we are onto the next — if you want to follow along, check out my Instagram.