When we moved into our new house, we decided to make quite a few changes including laying hardwood floor throughout and painting the entire place. To get our feet wet we chose to take on the 'small' project of our bathroom. While it could have used a few updates, we could live without them and thought instead we would simply paint and add some shelves.
It turned into a much bigger project than we ever imagined because of this mess.
The window was lovely for natural light, but it was poorly constructed and we found water had been leaking behind the tile in several spots. After removing a small portion of dry wall, we found mold. We could never have been prepared for the mess that was to come. After a lot of stress and frustration, we decided to make a temporary fix until we could save up the money to have it fixed right. We had a lot of other projects that needed finished before the baby came.
Our distress led to several conversations with a family friend who encouraged us to put this project high on our priority list and even offered to come take care of the mess! Check out his ministry here.
Owning a house is not easy. The previous owners may not have kept up with the needs of the house or disclosed all the issues and while that is part of the risk, we have been incredibly blessed to have an amazing support system who have helped us through the stress and unexpected bumps in the road along the way.