{home & garden} house update!! finally!

You know when you buy a “fixer upper” and you get all the paper work signed and then you walk into the new house and the first thought in your head is…

“OMG what have we done!?”

Thankfully, that’s not the thought I have on our current remodel, but it is the thought I have on this blog.  I can’t believe this past year has taken me on such a hamster wheel of craziness, that the blog is in such disarray.  Things are so out of date, it’s beyond sad. I would love to say that I’ll get it all spruced up in a jiffy, but that’s not going to happen either.

But if we can look past the confusion, I am going to try and get more updates out for you on the house. I’ve had lots of requests for what state the house is in. (Myself included!)

We’ve definitely had our share of set backs, more than any other project we’ve worked on. In this case, it took almost 5 months before we could start working on anything. BUT after 6 more months of A LOT of hard work by my sweet husband, we are now 11 months later, finally getting to the point that everyone wants to know the updates.

We finished drywall and mud last week, and today they started working on the window casings.  We need to get the wood floor installed before they hang any doors or do anything fun like PAINT.  But it’s all coming! Stay tuned….

We’re at the point of all hands on deck for sure!

A Great Room shot. This is the room you enter into from Front Door. It is basically the addition we did to the current home. Not thrilled about the new fireplace rules, since it means no more wood burning fireplace, but I think we’ll still be able to make it look inviting.  That open area to the right is the open kitchen.  Really excited to see this finished, mostly because these two rooms are where we will be 99% of the time.  The skylights MAKE the space!

I like to use closet spaces for beds, and in turn build new closets. I don’t know why, but this always makes bedrooms feel better and more spacious to me.  These are the new closets in Piper’s room. The section in the middle is for a new dresser that should make the the whole closet unit appear as a built-in. Cross your fingers.

This is looking into the New Master Bedroom. It used to be the Living Room in the original house. The light to the left is coming from doors to a side yard.

This little cutie pie is Piper.  She’s 3 years old. Can you tell?  She found an open bag of dry wall mud powder. The girls used it to pretend they were playing in the snow. Good times.

This is the new front porch. The trellis went up last week and really changed the whole from of the house. Love it.

We debated over different materials to use on the chimney exterior, but in the end, we went with my love of white houses. It was the last expensive material route to take and I thankfully really like the ship-lap painted white.  We’ll see how it goes.

And these little monkeys…they are just sooooo excited to move back into their house.  Soon little ones, soon!

**For more updates: Remodel Update #1,

5 thoughts on “{home & garden} house update!! finally!”

  1. Aw, I love it! I know it’s a mess and you wish it was over… but isn’t it cool to watch how it all comes together? I want a project like this one of these days! I am such a real estate nerd!!

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