im·pa·tient

10 Nov

–adjective

1. not patient; not accepting delay, opposition, pain, etc., with calm or patience.

2. indicating lack of patience: an impatient answer.

3. restless in desire or expectation; eagerly desirous.

Yup. That sums it up pretty well. After my rant about my house-commitment-a-fobia, we are waiting to hear back on our counteroffer. Its been 22 hours, don’t they know we want to know NOW!?! I’ve naturally started planning what projects I want to do.

What I find surprising is that the house we choose to put an offer on actually NEEDs no work.   I wanted a project, but I’m certainly not going to complain when it’s move-in-ready.   I’ll create my own projects.   For example.  The house is over 100 years old but has been totally updated… a little too updated for my ideal taste.   I would love to find vintage spindles to refinish to add character back into the stairs.

One project I’m excited to get started (whether or not our offer gets accepted): coordinating but mismatching dining chairs.  I’ve been wanting to do this for years:  scavenge antique chairs that have similar back and seat heights but different backs and refinish them to match.   I have a table that I rescued from my aunt’s basement and refinished a little over a year ago that I think would work perfectly with my envisioned chairs.   If I can pull this off properly, I think it will look so chic. My eyes are open for chairs- let the hunt begin!

Don’t fret, I’ll keep you posted on the status of houses (if i don’t burst from anticipation first).  Keep your fingers crossed for us!!

*image from dwell.com
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