I have fallen in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines this year, like so many others, after watching their series Fixer Upper on Netflix. Little did I know earlier this year, that I would have a fixer upper of my own very soon.
We did not have a lot of time to look for a home prior to our move, and when we moved to our new town, everything was such a whirlwind. I was out of the country for two weeks, Scott started a new job, my mother in law also decided to move with us (and by move with us, I mean move in with us) and we knew it it was going to take some time to find a home for 8 people that we could afford. We were fortunate enough to find a great rental home that would allow us to rent from month to month so we could take our time.
We probably looked at around 20 homes, and just could not find “the one.” One day on the Zillow website, I found a home for sale by owner. It did not have the square footage we needed, or a separate living area for my mother in law. However, I begged Scott to go see it, because it had a beautiful 2 sided stone fire place and really large windows with lots of light.
When we went and saw it, it actually had a whole lot more square footage (more than we really need), and it had a separate basement that could be Mimi’s (mother in law) area. It needed a good bit of updates throughout the house, but the price was way less than what we had been looking at, and it had all that we were looking for and more. We feel so blessed to have gotten this house, and we felt it was another affirmation from the Lord about our move to Cookeville. In addition, our home sold in two weeks in Manchester, before we moved, so we felt like we were really blessed in the housing situation.
These are just a few of the before pictures… there will be more to come and can’t wait to show you the comparison pics! 🙂