Of course, the market has not fully recovered, so Ben has informed me that we will not be moving to Raleigh this year (2011). In an attempt to appease me (read: avoid a temper tantrum), he's given me permission to make upgrades to the house that will allow me to fall back in love with it. Bless his heart, the first thing I asked for was a hot tub for our back deck. Fingers Crossed! ;)
In the mean time, we've been doing tiny adjustments to slowly remove any evidence of the tacky 90's elements the house was built with.
1a) original: tacky brass light fixtures
1b) new: brushed silver light fixtures, YAY!
2b) new: bronze / iron curtain rod
Baby steps, people. On next week's episode of "Stuck in Cary": Replacing the Kitchen Cabinet Pulls