I took these pictures through the front window before I bought the house (that’s how excited I was). Yes, that’s water on the kitchen floor (that’s how badly it needed a new roof).

Kitchen and hallway doors

Kitchen and hallway doors

A fuzzy picture of my beautiful picture window in the disproportionately large dining room:

Picture Window

Picture Window

And here you can kind of see the fireplace and eyesore swamp cooler vent in place of a small window.

Nice arch.

Nice arch.

Now for the actual Day 1 pics.

View from right in front of the fireplace: Don’t be fooled by how nice the wood floors look. HUD came in and did a crappy stain job and let stain overlap and make ugly stripes,  and there are still plenty of spaces that need to be filled.

Arch from fireplace

Arch from fireplace

Fireplace

Fireplace

Trying out paint colors

Trying out paint colors

Yep, here we are on day one, already starting work.

Kitchen minus appliances

Kitchen minus appliances

Here are the ones sure to make your skin crawl:

Dog pee. Lots of it. Nasty.

Dog pee. Lots of it. Nasty.

More pee and holes in the wall. Classy.

More pee and holes in the wall. Classy.

Darling green linoleum! <gag>

Darling green linoleum!

Thankfully the instructions on the yellow tape had been followed.

Nice natural light!

Nice natural light!

Please note the wood trim around the shower window (?), the wood around the top of the tub (??) and last but certainly not least, the electrical outlet in the shower (???)

Just know that nothing in the house looks the same as these pictures currently. It hasn’t become a butterfly yet, but there have been improvements. Watch for some current pictures on my next post!

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