Over the last two months, my husband and I have been this close (holding fingers three inches apart) to putting our current home on the market, and building (from scratch) our dream home, literally one block away. If you had asked me while we were in Costa Rica, if it was going to happen, I would have put an 85% on it. Then, a series of events happened, not the least of which was coming home and falling back in love with our current space, and in the end we decided to let the opportunity go, hoping that someday, in the not so distant future, another would arise and we will eventually be in a space that allows our family to be comfortable, while also giving us more room for visitors and entertaining.
Those of you who follow me on Pinterest, know that I've been pinning like mad, trying to come up with ideas for the new space (they are breaking ground next week) and even though "operation dream house" is on hold, I figured I'd share with you some of the plans that I had for the new abode. Oh, and by plans, I mean I was going to adopt EVERY SINGLE ONE of these images.
The house was going to look like this on the outside, with white paint and black shutters.
With this door. Swoon.
I was dying over this staircase and wanted dark floors throughout.
... and this bathroom for the boys. Melt. Die. Melt.
This was my closet inspiration.
And, you know this bathroom was going to happen. (This is one thing I haven't given up on and will be painting my current bathroom next week to.look.just.like.this.)
We were finally going to have a guest room (in the attic) and I was in love with this bed/ bath combo.
Last, but not least, the kitchen. There was going to be some of this...
A lot of this.
and, a little of this....
Oh, and this was going to be happening in the rest of the house.
In short, the house was going to be ahhhhhmmmaaaazzziinnngggggg. But amazing takes $$$$ and time, both of which you can never have enough of. In the end I
think know we made the right decision, but I've got to say, it still hurts a little bit, looking at these pictures (and what could have been). The good thing is that none of this is going anywhere, and I'm pretty sure that this is why man invented Pinterest. Now that we've given up the dream (for at least a year or two) we've decided to adopt the live simply motto. We do LOVE our condo, and I am currently one coffee table, and 4 lighting fixtures from being "done" decorating. Not having to deal with outside stressors this year really will be a blessing, and I am positive that one day we will live in a space that we can call our final dream home. Until then, I will be more than happy with what we have... all 1700 sq ft of it.
Damn, it would have been a good house though.