So we did a thing. Actually, this old gal practically followed us home, and we just couldn’t pass up the chance to give her new life. She had been sitting in the backyard of a friend of a family member for years. Her tires were flat, her roof vent had broken, and she had a pretty serious leak. The owners weren’t sure she could be towed out of their yard. None of us were sure the tires would even hold air.
But the tires did hold air, even after being flat for so many years. So we carefully towed her the couple of miles home. She is so small and cute, and she followed us home like a champ. We weren’t even sure what we were getting into when we brought her home. We’d only briefly glanced inside before hitching her up. But the owners were giving her away for free, and we were ready for a new project, so we made a gamble.
I’m not gonna lie. She is a hot mess. There are several substantial holes in her exterior. She has rust that goes on for days. Did I mention the roof leak? That lead to some serious wood rot in the roof, so I see a rebuild in our future.
And my goodness is she ugly inside! She has all the finest decor from 1994–you know, the kind you can’t wait to get rid of. She smells like the 90’s, too. Or about how you would imagine she should smell if she hadn’t been cleaned since the 90’s–and I am not sure that she has. 😆
She is not the kind of project I would ever recommend any of my readers take on–especially newbies. She’s got some serious issues, but she is ours. And she was free. And we feel like we’ve got enough experience under our belts that we can take that gamble. She will make the perfect little spring project for us, and we are actually really excited.
So we have already started tearing into her, and we can’t wait to share our progress with you along the way. We are planning to do a few things differently than we did on our last remodel, so be sure to watch out for some new tutorials. This may prove to be a total disaster, but I am excited to see how it all unfolds. I hope you’ll join us for the ride. 😉