a peek inside little green

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.01.05 AM Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.01.37 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.01.54 AM Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.02.22 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.03.16 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.03.44 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.04.35 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.04.58 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.05.41 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.06.02 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.06.40 AMHey guys, we finally did it! Our home, Little Green, is officially on the market! I sort of thought that this day would never come, only because we were so close to listing it before and I completely backed out. The truth is that about two months ago, we had put an offer on an acreage. My husband absolutely loved it, and it checked all of our boxes for what our dream home must have. However, I did not share my husband’s enthusiasm. Knowing that Little Green was going to someone else, while I preferred it over the acreage that we were bidding on, almost destroyed me. Suffice it to say that it didn’t end up being listed because we didn’t get the house in the end. 

I have some real estate news that I am keeping a secret from you. I have one more acreage post to show you, before I publish the big reveal in our house hunting drama. It’s good news though, I promise. In the meantime, here is a more complete look at our home. Over the past year I have been showing you bits and pieces of Little Green. From our new bedroom, to our staircase, to our decor here and here, to my guest post on Hello, Mr. Rabbit. The latter was a complete house tour, but since then, I have changed the look of our home. Does anyone else get restless and move furniture around every few weeks or months like I do? Anyway, here is the most updated view of Little Green. I hope that you enjoy this glance, and stay tuned for my announcement!

Emory 

little green’s staircase.

IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpgstaircase before (above). staircase after (below).

IMG_3.jpg IMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgIMG_9.jpgIMG_10.jpgloft before (above). loft after (below).

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when we first bought little green, the stairs to our master bedroom consisted of what we called a ‘sladder’ (staircase/ladder). because they were so steep and narrow and without a railing, we limited our trips up into our bedroom. whatever we needed for that day, we made sure that we would bring it down in the morning. it was always an adventure getting up in the middle of the night, and more than once our feet would slip and we’d have a small heart attack as we would grab onto the wall for support! are you surprised that these stairs (and our roof) did not pass our home inspection? we weren’t!

now the construction of our stairs was another matter entirely. when we finally did find workers to do the job, they assured us that it would only take two weeks. four months later, and nowhere near completion, we fired the contractors and got the help of my brother to finish the job. thank goodness for handy family members! he taught us how to add, mud, and patch drywall, install baseboards and trim, and build a railing. we gained about 4 feet of wall space, a closet, a unique landing, a longer and wider staircase, and a bigger opening to our loft. the end result is nowhere near what we originally wanted, but i love it just the same.

do you have any construction horror stories that you would like to share?

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (one on earth, one in heaven, and growing another). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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