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Love it or List it… farm edition

Welcome to “Love it, or List it… Farm edition”.

Our current “episode” started in back in January. Our real estate agent (who is FABULOUS btw… if you need one, hit me up, I’ll totally give you her name) sent us a listing to a farm that looked to check all the boxes- more land, real barns, old house, pond… the list goes on. We toured it, saw the amazing potential and put in an offer. Then waited….. and waited…. and waited some more… It was over a month before we finally had a ratified contract.

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saved by scottie Love it exterior front

Meanwhile, we hadn’t really been planning on moving… so my house wasn’t really ready. At. All.

We had two weeks to get it done after the contract was finally ratified and of course we had been working since submitting the contract originally to try to get it done.

Saved by Scottie Love it exterior rear

I nearly killed myself, but we did it. We moved nearly everything to storage (thank you Pete), I painted my ever-loving face off,

Saved by Scottie Love it kids bath

I cleaned out the master closet, removed the gold striped “low-budget porn” shower doors in the master bath, and replaced them with something far more attractive.

Saved by Scottie Love it master bathroom

painted the walls and raw pine wainscotting in the half bath,

Saved by Scottie Love it powder room

and cleaned

Saved by Scottie Love it kitchen eating area

and then cleaned some more.

Saved by Scottie Love it living room

In that time frame we had some crazy cold… and then torrential rain storms…. We put the house on the market on a Wednesday, then Thursday the next week we had a HUGE wind storm and lost power for FIVE DAYS. The trees that fell down to take out the power had to be cleaned up… all in all we lost about 15 days of our sale contingency clause.

Saved by Scottie Love it kitchen

When it was all done, we had no contract and choices. We could keep the house on the market and hope we got a contract then make another offer on the property again,

Saved by Scottie Love it dining room

ask for an extension of the home sale contingency,

Saved by Scottie Love it Brian's office

leave it on the market and keep looking,

Saved by Scottie Love it master bedroom

or walk away from the whole thing.

Saved by Scottie Love it screened porch

My sweet husband said some magic words…

Saved by Scottie Love it Gs bedroom

“What if we remodel the kitchen?”…

Saved by Scottie Love it teen bedroom

Guess what we decided?

Saved by Scottie Love it Js bedroom

It had been months, and moving is truly a pain….

So it is probably not a huge surprise we decided to Love it- with a few minor tweaks and projects we have planned out for ages, it will be perfect for us.

Stay tuned…..I’ll show you photos of The Goat Loft (I promise!).

You can follow along on all our farm shenanigans (like new BABY GOATS!) on my facebook and instagram pages.



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  • Reply
    April 15, 2018 at 7:44 PM

    I love your home! Very fresh but farmhouse. Makes total sense that you opted to keep it. πŸ™‚

    I particularly love the cabinets in the bathroom.

    • Reply
      April 15, 2018 at 9:00 PM

      Thank you friend! Those were a result of a previous horrific drippy paint job. I sanded the snot out of them and changed the hardware. It works and detracts from the countertops. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply
    January 18, 2020 at 2:12 AM

    Beautiful home and property! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      January 21, 2020 at 8:33 AM

      Thank you so much!

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