Selling our First Home

E8 Living Room

It has been almost a month since we sold our condo and I wanted to bring the blog back to share some of the journey with you. When we bought the condo, it looked completely different. We DIY’d that baby to perfection (our lived in version anyway) starting on day one!

The first thing we did once we closed on the condo almost five years ago was start ripping out the wall-to-wall carpet in the bedroom. Over the course of those years and a few One Room Challenge’s to encourage us to get it done, we put our own spin on every nook and throughout each room.

E8 Entry

In addition to updating the rooms, we upgraded our family. Brantley came home with us when we had only been there a few months. We planned our wedding and honeymoon from the living room over many late nights. And we brought home our sweet little Eleanor there too. It was our first home as husband and wife, the first place we owned and could put our spin on, and our first place as a family.

E8 Kitchen

The upgrades we made were many, we added storage and optimized the existing storage to max out the little space we had. We painted every wall (at least once), refinished every floor-board, replaced all the light fixtures (except the bathroom, that sad light never got updated!). We updated the kitchen, painted the cabinets, added custom window treatments to in a few of the rooms, accessorized as we lived, decorated with things we loved, and we grew so much within that space that was home.

E8 Bathroom

Despite it’s many flaws, that place will always feel special to me. But it was time to move on. Being that we had outgrown the space basically as soon as Eleanor came home, we needed to get a house with more than one bedroom. Anyway, we did find a place and we did sell the condo (all of which you already know if you follow along on Instagram), but I wanted to take a minute to just share the final space we left behind… take this opportunity to commemorate the condo and officially officially say goodbye. (I definitely cried when we walked out the door for the last time.)

E8 Bedroom

Everything we did there truly paid off when we got an offer within the first week on the market. The little things you do make a big difference in your daily life but they also will pay off in the end. The big things you do will have an even larger affect and I’m so glad we did them while we were living in the condo so that we could enjoy the changes we made every day! We did decide to leave all the light fixtures behind, and although the chandelier in the living room made me smile every time I came home, we bought it for that space and I trust the new people will enjoy it just as much!

E8 Living Room-2

Our next step from here is buying our new home, a centuries old row house that needs more than a little TLC, and we couldn’t be more excited to be embarking on the challenge. More on that in the next post!


You can see more pictures of the condo here, and you can follow along on Facebook and Instagram for more regular updates!

xo, K