I wish I had a picture of this house the first time I saw it. JB would be in the background, as well as our real estate agent, because we almost bought this house.
We bid well over the asking price, but, still, our offer was rejected.
Which, by this point, we were growing accustomed to.
We were stuck in a cycle of elation; despair; repeat. It took nine offers on nine houses until we finally bought the house we’re in now.
But, before that…
there was a lot of hoping and dreaming.
And sighing and wondering when it would be our turn.
Each time was like meeting a really great potential mate…
someone who made your heart flutter, who you could feel, in the pit of your stomach, was going to be your forever person…
who wouldn’t even agree to go on a first date.
We only made offers on houses we were SERIOUS about. Houses that felt like they held a future for us. Before we could be sure, I’d run through my design plan for each room and JB would patiently listen to what I thought would go where and how we’d transform the space and which drawer would be best to hold the silverware.
And then we’d get the call. Someone else got it. But don’t worry; you’ll get the next one.
But each time we did worry. And feel sad and I’d try to erase from my mind all my plans of finishes and furnishings and forget about how cute I knew the kitchen could be. Or how I’d make the bathroom better.
Because it was going to someone else. Their house. Their life. Their design ideas.
Which always kind of made me want to drop my business card off with a note that read, “Call me; I’ve already picked out the color scheme–and I know which drawer you should use for the silverware!”
Aren’t those lights amazing? You can find them here.
But I never had the guts. So imagine my surprise when a client of mine called to say we wouldn’t be meeting at her house that day…
We’d be meeting at the new house her mom just bought.
The one that needed a mega remodel…
and my design help!
I was beyond thrilled!
And bursting with ideas!
I’m enamored of this doorknob by Emtek.
So even though I wasn’t designing the house for us anymore…
I lucked out and had a client who shared my vision.
So here is the rest of it…
in all of its
The house that was never ours…
but I got to redesign, anyway. 🙂
PS, After losing one more offer on one more house, we finally found our home which I’m happy to say, ended up being the one we loved the most. During the moments of rejection and frustration it was hard to keep the faith, but sometimes just when you think you will never win, the thing that was best for you after all, comes your way.
Here’s to hanging in there. Happy Tuesday! 🙂