No Clue Where to Start
My husband and I bought a 50 year old ranch house that needed some (a lot?) of work. He decided living with mom was a better option and is no longer in the picture. I have a minor/moderate handicap and not a lot of strength or stamina. I also don't have a lot of money.
I do have a home with an interior that needs painting, some cracks at the corners, one with only about a half an inch to work in to fix it. The woodwork is stained, but has had pain slopped onto it and parts are badly marked up, some even deeply scratched. The floors are bare wood - unfinished. It's a pretty dismal place to live. :(
Every time I start to work on it I get overwhelmed and quit. I literally don't know where to start. I could also use some ideas of how to figure out what I want to do. I've never owned a home before and find I'm clueless about how to choose what to do with the walls and woodwork. I alternate between refinishing the woodwork and just painting it. I love the honey pine color but don't know if I physically can do the refinishing and hiring someone is out for at least a year. I don't think I can paint until I figure out the woodwork - which puts me in a loop of indecision.
Does anyone know of any examples of normal homes that are posted? All I can find are the fancy homes with ideas I can't hope to do.