I actually thought I’d be writing a post tonight about my house being on the market and the madness of keeping it tidy to show to prospective buyers. Instead I write to say that we listed the house at the same time we were presented with an offer. It was an offer we could not refuse, in small part to save myself the grief of turning my house into a show home until the offers rolled in. So we accepted the offer and a mere two days later the conditions were off and the sale is final.

It’s actually kind of weird. We’ve been working on one project or another in order to finish the house for the last four months, well longer really but focusing all our time for the last four months and it sells before our realtor even has a chance to take interior or exterior photos!

Of course I can’t leave without taking some pictures of this beloved home of ours.

Living Room

Living Room

We put in bamboo hardwood throughout the main floor. The original layout of the house didn’t include an upstairs and had an extra wall here and there so it was nice to remove any transitions between the current room layout. We are so happy with how it turned out.

Dining Room

One of the major changes we made to our house was to completely gut the bathroom. I’ve always described the previous bathroom as “hideous”. It had brown and beige subway tile on the floor, mismatched 80’s floral tile in the bath enclosure and it felt like you stepped into a trailer’s bathroom. The finishing work on this house wasn’t great so it was a joy to take it out and put everything all back together properly.

We’d purchased an old claw foot tub from another house renovation quite some time ago and we finally brought it up to our hoarded-in sun room to be refinished. We took great care and left it to bake for more than a week.


New Bathroom New Bathroom

Cam built a chopping block countertop to replace some terribly built set of drawers in the kitchen. Did I mention that the previous owners weren’t great builders? Ugh. You can tell what they hired out and what they did on their own and we took pains to replace their “handiwork”.


I’m really excited about the new owners of our home. They happen to be very good friends who I know will make this a home for their growing family and enjoy it like we did. We will be handing over the keys and on our way to our new home my mid June! Until then we can rest easy knowing we don’t have to show our home and can get back to our normal lives of exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and each other.

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7 Responses to Sold

  1. Bridie says:

    Congratulations!  It’s so refreshing when the sale of a house proceeds with such ease.  
    We were fortunate to have a similar experience when we sold our home in Cranbrook.  
    Though I’m guessing it’s bitter sweet, I’m happy for you all in that you’re getting that much 
    closer to where you’ve really wanted to be.

  2. Rae says:

    Wow! I’ve been waiting for this post! Your house looks beautiful…. All that hard work paid off! I am thrilled for u that it sold so quickly… What a blessing! Looking forward to hearing about this next chapter of your lives.

  3. Annie says:

    Thank you both! xx

  4. Bonnie says:

    Wow, it looks fantastic! So bright and cheerful!
    I’m happy for you that there was no stress. My parents just sold their home of 38 years in Vancouver (in less than a week!), so I understand all the work and worry in preparations.
    I’ve been reading your blog since you were living on the Island! Where to next?

  5. Annie says:

    Thank you, Bonnie! I’m happy it went so smoothly for your parents as well. We’re moving just a few hours down the highway, to Hazelton. I’m looking forward to smaller town living! We’ll be there for about 3 years and then we hope that we will be buying property to build our own home. xx

  6. Kim says:

    Looks like all your hard work paid off early! Many congratulations. :)

  7. Annie says:

    Thank you so much, Kim!

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