I was staging a house early Saturday morning, so early in fact I went to a yard sale after I was done! The homeowner is ready to up and move as soon as she finds a buyer, this being so, she has gotten rid of most furniture and packed all her personal belongings away and put them in storage. While that sounds like a stager's dream, the Realtor I'm working for and myself are having to come up with the stuff to make the house look lived in!
I saw the homeowner had a blooming tulip tree in the yard, so I took some cuttings and starting making an arrangement. I went around the yard and pulled some boxwood and other flowers--I don't know the names of all the varieties I used.
I've had the crystal rose bowl rolling around the back seat of my car for about six months (I had it wrapped in a towel so I wouldn't chip it).
I was amazed at the beautiful flower that were blooming this early!
I can't wait for my hydrangeas and roses to start to bloom. If I can muster the energy and the cash (the refund amount on my Lowe's gift card from the Tax Refund plus 10% promotion. . .) I am going to plant some peonies and holly hocks next week!
This is the house I staged. I will post before and after photos of this home later this week! For more information about this home or if you'd like a showing, please contact Wanda Bond at http://www.wandabond.com/! This home is located in Chesterfield, Va. If you'd like your home staged and live in the Greater Richmond or Tri-Cities areas of Central Virginia, please contact me via email (link in sidebar).