Despite It All, Why We Chose To Buy The Merc

Hey guys!! Ok, I feel like I’ve done a pretty great job outlining all of the reasons why we shouldn’t buy the Merc, I guess I want to reassure everyone that might think we’re nuts, that while we are nuts, we are going into this with our eyes wide open. We know the issues, the hurdles, and all of the reasons we could easily walk away. So with the con’s list SO LONG why did we decided to jump in?

The day I got home from the very first visit to the Merc, I walked into our house and I saw it differently. It was like everything that I loved about it and was trying to achieve was a new polished up version of what I really wanted. Everything from bricking the walls in our living room, to the wood accents in our entryway.

I knew what I wanted and I did what I could to make a beige house from 2006 into a cool loft space (though I will say it was quite the transformation.)

I’m sure my Southern Utah friends will chime in below to confirm, but buildings like the Merc just dont exist here. We have no cool factories, there is a small section of old buildings that were saved and converted to cool shops in St. George (Main St & St. George Blvd.) but the Merc is one in a million. I honestly never thought converting an old building (especially turning it into a house) would ever ever happen living in Southern Utah.

The amount of work that needs to be done is absolutely thrilling! If you’ve read VR for any length of time you know that I love projects, being neck deep in a problem and coming up with a creative solution is my ultimate happy place. Though Court took a minute to decide if he was really onboard with this, he’s always up for an adventure, and I can’t think of a better adventure for our family than this!

I don’t care about having a perfect situation from the word go. We’re in this thing for the long game and I am just itching to get started!!

Tomorrow we’re finally going to dive into the design plans so stay tuned!!


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