- tired; worn-out; wearied
- dulled or satiated, as from overindulgence
I can tell you where I was sitting when I first learned it. Well, it popped into my head…and I completely understood what it meant to see things with jaded eyes.
My kitchen table…
After some healthy debate between T.H. and myself—we decided to just call a realtor.
I had an idea what was going to be said—I knew that when it comes down to inspection time, there was going to be a picking apart. At inspection time… with an inspector. Now, don’t get me wrong. This realtor was very kind; and I am not so disillusioned that I don’t know what’s what.
Deep down inside—my willingness to have them come now was more or less a “let’s settle this argument” type of conceding on my part. There are so many projects undone. I’ve tried on more than one occasion to make the point without nagging. So, “let’s call the realtor”.
She gave us the low-down on financing. She told us there is still work that she sees.
Honestly, I have two rooms right now, full of boxes and handed down furniture—neither room is “staged” as anything, other than STORAGE. So embarrassment was my biggest hump to get over.
Whew! so glad that is behind us.
Why the jaded eyes? Because I have in the past poured over Country Living Magazine, Romantic Homes, etc. I cruise Pinterest. I look closely at the pages and at the rooms…
I see, the imperfection, the chippy paint,
the cracked plaster, the SALVAGED fireplaces…
the lace curtains hung with twine
and the imperfect-OUT-OF-SQUARE- screen doors.
I see the DIY rustic make overs…
But when it comes down to it, I love all that; and most of you do too. But it doesn’t translate well, in Real Estate. It doesn’t bring the money—IS THIS TRUE?
Have I become blind to the imperfections in my home;
and embraced them so much that I’ve NEGLECTED IT?
Stress fractures over the doors and windows—CAN’T BE FINANCED.
Rustic and worn WOOD floors—painted paneling and shabby chic cupboards—TRANSLATES: FIXER UPPER!
I wanted T.H. to ‘get it’. He still doesn’t.
I on the other hand-- I CRIED.
Our humble little home isn’t worth much. Finding a buyer is going to be hard. Taking the money and running… isn’t going to happen. We’ve got work to do—and rolling up our sleeves and getting it done is going to be painstakingly difficult. Especially with no ‘nest egg’--
What say YOU? Do you look at things with jaded eyes? Do you see the imperfections in your home and embrace them; or just live with them? Do you long for something better? (for the record, better is not what we’re after, debt free is the direction we’re looking)
I also want to know what your thoughts are on this COUNTRY LIVING style of remodeling… how does it translate when selling your home? Have you had experience selling an older home? Was the value what you thought it was worth, fair, or less?
‘Til next time, Be Blessed!
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9
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All these pictures were taken from Pinterest on my :: Living Country:: board