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About the Little Green House
I bought Little Green House (LGH) sort of impulsively, without my man ever even seeing it and after we decided there was nothing in our price range and we were going to continue to rent for a while. Oopsie. It went a little something like this: Our wonderful real estate agent called me on a Saturday morning and said a house just went up on short sale, I needed to see it first and put in an offer immediately if I wanted it, and she’d meet me there in a few hours. I went online and looked at it and it looked miserable but I agreed to go and told Matt to just go to work because this was probably a stinker anyway. Well obviously it was not a stinker (well, literally it did stink), and I very much loved it. And put in an offer immediately. A few months later it was accepted and Matt finally saw it and then in August 2011 we moved in!
To say this house was a disaster is an understatement- plaid wallpaper everywhere, animal poo caked onto the floors, filth hand marks up the stairway, astro turf in the yard. I thought Matt was going to kill me. I didn’t allow our parents to see it for a week so we could spend time de-wallpapering and scrubbing. But I had a vision for this home, and Sandpaper & Glue is all about making that vision happen a million projects at a time.
My name’s Stephanie and I’m a first time homeowner in New England DIY-ing my way through LGH with the help of my main man Matt and our 4 roommates (Dutch the Dog & Luigi, Zsa Zsa, and Henry the cats). I hop all over the house painting here and reupholstering there and adjusting this, I just can’t seem to stay in one place for long. My only rule: it’s gotta be CHEAP.
I started this blog in August 2011 so family and friends could follow along with what we’re up to without ever having to take the drive to our house, and even I can’t believe how far we’ve come from the red and green plaid wallpaper we started with. I also can’t believe how much we’ve still got left- it never ends!
When I’m not blogging I’m working my regular day job. I work in a program (TRiO) at a community college that assists students who are the first in their family to go to college and come from limited income homes. I do transfer counseling and academic advising and I also teach a class here and there.