Sunday, July 5, 2015

Step One

So, as I said yesterday, we are working on our house to make it more appealing to a potential buyer. The first room that is feeling complete is the front porch/playroom.
In April, I went through and organized the space. I was pretty pleased with it at the time, but we had a couple of things to finish up. 
The biggest problem was that we had far too many toys. After 11 1/2 years of birthdays and Christmases we had myriad little people, animals, blocks, stuffed animals and 5 dollhouses. 
When a dear friend offered me a new dollhouse I couldn't say no, but what I could do was get rid of the other ones.
Our realtor suggested that we repaint in subtler colors than the green and yellow (which turned out looking more like Packers colors than we intended) and we  went with a color scheme that matches the exterior of the house.
So, for the last week we have been culling toys, moving things to the garage and basement, and painting like crazy. 
The floor still needs a fresh coat, but I'm very pleased with the results of our hard work.
The new dollhouse/tree house has been a big hit with all three kids, my Elder who is the same age as the original owner couldn't believe that he didn't want it anymore. 
Now it's time to paint every other surface in our house. 


  1. Oh my, do you have to paint to sell a house? We want to sell next year and I can't imagine painting on top of decluttering! Your house is looking good.
    I adore that dollhouse.

    1. Thanks! My realtor suggested that we give everything a fresh coat of paint before we list it so it looks fresh and clean. Te house has never looked better, I must say.

  2. I love that colorful rug in the play porch. Is that crocheted?

    1. YES. I got a bunch of t-shirts from the thrift store, cut them into strips and crocheted them.