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Jenn’s Old House

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Well if the title of this post gives you any indication, our cute Atlanta cottage that we have called home for over the past three years, is no longer our home. We have loved this 2 Bedroom house, as well as the neighborhood, but with home prices increasing and us wanting more space, we decided now was the time to sell and buy something new.  And we were incredibly lucky because our home was under contract within 24 hours of it hitting the market!  We were also slightly panicked as we had no where to move into yet. Eek!  But more on that next week 🙂

This house has been a labor of love, from painting the exterior, to refinishing the hardwood floors, to completely gutting the kitchen and more.  I have always loved old homes and so far in my short life, this has definitely been my favorite home I’ve lived in.  There is just something about the character of an old home that is hard to find in a new home.  I remember when we first walked into the home…we thought it was so cute and had great potential, but we were totally sold when we walked into the master bedroom.  It was huge!  Not what I was expecting to find in a 1930’s home at all and is definitely what pushed us over the edge to make an offer.  With the help of family, we turned the outdated home into one that was perfect for us.  I have what I call an eclectic style. I love mixing old, new, and rustic/industrial aspects into the design, and I really feel like that comes through in the home.

I know that you all have seen glimpses of my home in the past, but I thought it would be a nice farewell to do a home tour of a place that has brought me much joy.

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Although it is sad to leave this house behind, I am excited for the next chapter!  I can’t wait to show you the new home, so be sure to check back next week for a glimpse.  Wish us luck as today is moving day!

XO – Jenn

 

14 Comments

  1. So excited for you Jenn! It’s beautiful, no wonder it sold so quickly!! Can’t wait to see the new place! Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Angie! I am excited about the new house and can’t wait to move in today 🙂

  2. It’s beautiful! No wonder you don’t want to leave it behind! I’m really excited for you guys and can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings. Bend with your knees, happy weekend

    1. We’re sad to say goodbye, but are definitely excited for the next chapter and new home. I’ll be sure to bend with the knees 🙂

  3. Hope all goes well for your moving day today Jenn! Your little house is beautiful and you have done a wonderful job decorating it! Can’t wait to see what your next place will look like! Best wishes! Tara

    1. Thanks Tara! I can’t wait to get in and decorate the new house 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  4. Congratulations Jenn & best of luck!! Your cottage is lovely & your new home will too. Moving is never fun but keep thinking of all the fun decorating & thrifting projects ahead. Can’t wait to see the new place Bwg

    1. Bobbi – You are so right…the moving and unpacking were not fun! But the unpacking is all done and our house is starting to look like a home. I’ve already got some projects in the works! I will share the first pictures of the new house on Friday!

  5. You have created a beautiful home and someone is very fortunate to have purchased it. Good luck on your next home. I know you will make it beautiful.

    1. Hi Renee – Thank you so much! I hope to create some more decor magic in our new house!

  6. Jen, Your home was sooo beautiful and I don’t think I ever saw the full home tour so the pictures are fabulous and I can definitely see why it sold so quickly. I’m wishing you two the best of luck on your new journey and search of finding your next fabulous home. Lisa

    1. Thank you so much Lisa. My little cottage was a labor of love and it was bittersweet when it sold. Now we are onto the next home and ready to create more memories there 🙂

  7. Oh the good times and memories created here!

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