As many of you that follow my blog know I am in the process of selling my cottage home.
I love this home and have infused every space in this home with my decor style and what I love.
The process to sell this home that I love has been a blessing and a curse.
When we put the house up for sale over a week ago the buyers started to schedule showings. Most of the feed back was wonderful but some of the buyers were not able to see past my decor and envision themselves living in this home.
The Home has been well maintained by my husband and I. The home also has a lot of $$ upgrades.
This home has hard wood floors and crown molding through out and up graded appliances, newer windows, roof, furnace, air conditioner etc. To show off these up grades I had to take down the beautiful decor that seem to be a distraction to some of the potential buyers.
So while it is hard to pack up your life and style, it has been good to help me emotionally separate from this home I have loved.
I thought I would show you some of the before and after pictures for staging the home to sell.
|This was my decor at the entry to the dining room.|
|This was the divider wall that separated the office area from the dining space.|
|I packed up a lot of my personal items in my office space.|
|Now the office area is pretty much packed up and open.|
|As you can see in this picture of the dining room I had a lot of decor still up on the walls. The plates over the cabinet and my old windows and wreath up on the open window from the kitchen into this room.|
|So down came the plates, the old chippy window over the opening to the kitchen and I packed up all my Madonna's and angel wings that were on top of the cabinet. It feels empty to me but now the buyers can see past all that decor.|
|I did leave up a few things on the walls just so it would not feel completely void of any decor. I took the old chippy post headers off the window and the french doors going out the the deck. Just left up the drapes.|
|Laundry room before I took some decor down.|
|Laundry Room after.|
|I took the burlap and lace curtains off the window to have it feel more open and not have my shabby style there.|
|Now the space looks brighter. The ladder and baskets are down that hung over the washer and dryer too.|
|I took down the chippy shutters and transom window from over the couch. Took down the chandelier too.|
|We had a ceiling fan so we put that up in place of the chandelier. I kept the two window decor pieces on each side of the armoire so the room would not feel completely empty.|
|The chippy old posts that Terry made into a window header has been removed. Now just the white sheers are hanging over the window. The ladder and decor by the door is down and packed away.|
|After more neutral pendant and ceiling lights.|
|Before: Window closing off to dining room.|
|After: Open window lets more light into the kitchen. Less of my decor and they can imagine their decor style now.|
|I took down almost all of the entry way decor and packed it away too.|
|While this is seems bare to me I guess it is good for the buyer to be able to envision how they would want this entry way to be.|
Wooooooo lots of change ups here at Junk Chic Cottage. Decor packed and ready to move when the time comes. Blank walls for buyers to see upgrades and possibly there style in this home.
Thank you to all of you keeping us in your prayers and sending us best wishes. Hopefully Terry will get an offer soon on a job and we will get a contract on this home and be on our journey to settling into a new home soon.
Have a great rest of the week.