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On the Mend and Getting Excited!

Please don’t be envious of our new phallic curtains & metallic wallpaper… I may put them on ebay for the highest bidder!! As you can see by my fabric I’m trying to work with the very cool vintage orange sink (which you can’t really see). However, the orange countertops will unfortunately have to go! Erika so found it necessary to photograph me in the new bathroom, so I had to share.
I mentioned several weeks ago that we were in the process of buying a house and then I left you hanging. All this stuff with Chris came up and I didn’t want to steal any attention away from the need for prayer for him. Well, we are scheduled to close on Friday and we are very excited. Not necessarily about the hall bathroom but the house as a whole. It was built in 1968 and just about everything is the same as the day it was built. Morgan’s bedroom has 3 inch plush shag orange carpet (to match this bathroom of course) and all the kitchen appliances are “Harvest Gold”. But with good bones and lots of room for our family we are ready for a major renovation and hopefully a drastic transformation. Our struggle in searching for a house was finding one that we wouldn’t want to move out of any time soon. We moved to Dothan to settle in and the thought of living in a house for a little while and then getting one with an extra bedroom in a few years made my head spin. With six moves in 5 1/2 years I’m surprised I still have a head. Anyway, it has 4 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms (the guy who built it was a plumbing contractor so hence the 5 bathrooms— Morgan will have no excuse for wetting her pants in the house… everywhere you turn there’s a bathroom!) and it has a pool! All of which we’re really excited about. We start the renovation as soon as we close on Friday. Justin wants to start up the chainsaw that afternoon and take down about 1/2 the trees in the yard and I’m all for it… as long as we can then turn our attention inside. I hope to keep our progress updated on here! I’ll post more pictures soon!

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  • The Martin Family
    September 5, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    I can’t believe you’re even considering taking down the window treatment in that bathroom…it’s divine! Congratulations on the new house! I know by the time you’re finished with it, it will be a beautiful home!

  • lindsay
    September 5, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Darbs- I’ve seen some bathrooms in my day but THIS ONE takes the cake! I know it will be beautiful. You McPherson/Stickler/Powells know how to decorate!

  • The Lane Family
    September 6, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    GROOVY! Can we come over for a “DISCO” party before you start working on the house? Pool? Do you think that Morgan will sprout gills and just live out back in it?

  • Abby Maddox
    September 6, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    I am SOOO excited for yall! Where is it? That bathroom may be one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. At first glance I thought–wow, Darby has really gone modern in her decorating style. THEN, I saw the valence on the window, and realized that it must be “vintage.”

  • Jennie-Marie, Carlton, Bud and Ollie
    September 6, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Ohh my, those are fine. Please let me know when you put them on ebay I will be the high bidder!!! I’m thrilled for you and know everything will be beautiful! Please do post before and after pics. We had harvest gold too, did not take long to get rid of it!

  • Caroline
    September 7, 2007 at 5:44 am

    Can’t wait to see what you do with another “fixer upper” Miss you all and those sweet girls. “We-all” misses Morgan!

  • Finley's Mom
    September 8, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Congrats Darby! We missed you guys last weekend. Hopefully with your parents moving to STC we will see you all soon!
    Hugs to all!!!