“Thank you” to all who signed up for “Simply Sutherland – The Rebirth of a Charleston Home” this past week. My goal is to post updates at least once per week to keep you abreast of all that is happening with the renovation. Since today marks one week since our maiden voyage, I guess I better get busy.
This past week has been “demo week” just like on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Only without Chip Gaines. I am beginning to think that we may have a couple of versions of our own “Chip” with the crew from Engelke Homes I will spare you the photograph, but last week as we entered the house someone had placed a petrified rat on the newel post of the stairs! The home was built in 1913. My bet is he was around for most of those years. Our grandchildren got a big kick out of that one. 🙂 I digress…
I am sure you are anxious to see photos of the demolition. My thoughts are that they would make more of an impression if you saw photos of the interior “pre-demo”, right? So today I picked out several photos that best represent the interior as it looked just 7 short days ago. You can find the photos below. I will share the demo pictures with you next week. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Station. (For anyone under 40 that was a Batman reference.)
Even though we are at the beginning of this adventure David & I are starting to make the choices that will make this house a home. One of my favorite, but more challenging tasks is to pick out the paint colors.We have chosen colors for the exterior. Colors I simply LOVE. There is only one catch. Our neighbor to the left is also renovating her home. As her contractors prep the house for painting I am waiting with baited breath to see what hue they will carry in their buckets. I’m hoping the color that she loves will not be the color I love or anything akin to it. Of course I could ask her. And she would gladly tell me as she is a very nice lady. But what difference does it make she’s painting first so she gets first choice. I’ll just let the anticipation build. And of course, I’ll keep you posted!
And there ya have it folks. Consider yourselves up to date on the progress and happenings at “Simply Southerland – The Rebirth of a Charleston Home”.
Footnote: I am so glad I have these photographs. It just hit me as I look at these posted pictures that this house, that looked the same for 103 years, will never be the same again. I am caught of guard by unexpected sadness. Don’t worry Sutherly. (That’s her name you know.) We will make you lovely again! 🙂