Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What have I been doing?

So glad you asked. :) A week before Christmas my attention was shifted to an exciting new development in my life when our contract was accepted on a house! Yep, that's right, I put curtains in my living room after living in my house without curtains for 10 years and now we are MOVING! :)

So....I have been a little preoccupied to say the least. We closed on the house at the end of Jan and have spent the last month
1) tearing out old carpet
2) patching holes in the walls
3) installing new doors
4) painting every square inch except the basement!
5) painting miles and miles of trim
6) scrubbing existing bathroom floors (not so fun)
7) installing a new island counter top and sink
8) vacuuming wood floors over and over again to remove all dust before carpet went down
9) spray painting light fixtures and fans
9) cleaning and then cleaning some more....

I thought I would share some of our before pictures with you here and then I'll post some "afters" as we go along!

The house overall was in good shape but the flooring did need to be replaced, as well as some fixtures and doors, the island counter top and everything needed to be painted.

(Do all pedestal sinks show the water valves like this??? I've
never had one but it looks funny to me. Also check out the shiny brass
that I am going to have to spray paint.)
Sweet Girl wasn't too excited about moving until I told her we would paint her room PINK! She has been wanting a pink room so this was our chance as her bedroom in the new house is blue. I bought the pink paint (for $15 at Home Depot thanks to the heads up from Ann Nicole at Our Suburban Cottage) and then Sweet Girl and I painted her bedroom. I figured painting her room (no carpet on the floor to mess up) would be a good opportunity to break her into the world of home improvement! :)
This 4 year old did not tire of painting and painted every inch she could reach, including the baseboards!

I'll be back with more pictures, including some of my favorite pictures of the house I am leaving.



Amelia said...

Oh Dear Lady, you have been one busy busy lady the last 4 months...an exciting time for sure...leaving memories behind but just think of all the new ones started in the new place (pink bedroom for instance)...do show pictures.

Kim said...

What a gorgeous home! I just cannot wait to see your after pictures!
Don't make us wait too long!

Christina said...

You are one tired girlie---mom said you were looking exhausted.

I'm excited to see what all you guys have done. Your ideas and what you have showed me (and told me) so far is fantastic.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I thought that was what you had mentioned one time briefly. That will definitely put you to work! Can't wait to see all of the after pictures. Looks like you have something great to work with. I love the openess of the kitchen area, and would love all of those cabinets. I bet that little one had tons of fun painting! Have a wonderful week. Jackie

Carmen said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the progress! The house looks like it's really nice.

Meg said...

Can't WAIT to see the after pics and in person. James told me that the house already looks completely different than when y'all first got it. I know you're going to do some awesome things to it!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

How exciting! That place looks HUGE!

Jen Kershner said...

Good luck on your new adventure. It's so exciting!

sanjeet said...

What a gorgeous home! I just cannot wait to see your after pictures!
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