Well folks, it has been almost 1 year since we moved into our new house. A house that has not been touched in 22 years and was used as a rental home. What an adventure it has been so far. It will take a lot of work to get it to were we want it. Lots of DIY projects, that will be fun but challenging too. Her is a picture of our house when we moved in.
Not a bad looking house but, not to impressive either. It is obvious that there was not a lot of care and up keep on this house. That is one of the things we really noticed when we moved it. There was holes in the walls that indicate someone had anger issues. The neighbors proved our guess to be right! In the master bedroom, the double doors were kicked in so we couldn’t close the doors. The mini blinds thought out the house were in terrible condition so we took them out.
Here is my hubby and farther-in-law painting Little D’s room. The wall that they are painting was painted a burgundy that was all over the chair rail and crown molding. It must have been painted by a teenager for there was no care in the painting at all. It was absolutely ugly.
See that big opening? That opening opens up into what became the kids homeschool room. Before moving in, we decided we needed to seal up that hole. I needed to have a solid wall so I could put my big Ikea shelf with all our school books against it.
This was our first big DIY project in our home. As you can tell by the tools we got started right away.
These are all terrible pictures I know, between rainy weather and bad lighting I couldn’t win. Anyhow, this is my father-in-law, my step dad, and Opa working on closing up the opening.
Thankfully my our Opa is a skilled carpenter and he helped us us with the wall.
Here is my husband, father-in-law and my step dad helping put up the sheet rock. What a job that was!
That’s my Bubbie. I love a man who can work with his hands and isn’t afraid to get dirty.
(Terrible lighting I know) Here is the the view from the school room.
This is the family room side. Now that this is done we move to texture and painting!
Here is our uncle giving us a hand with texturing and painting. It was such a blessing to get all the help we got to move into this house.
It’s starting to look like a real wall!!
The texture goes on! Can you even tell there was an opening there?
Now to give you a little tour of our home before we moved in. This way you can see the improvements we are making on our home.
This is the first thing you see when you walk in the door. We have big plans for that stair case.
This is the living room and the dining room to the right of the entry way.
The kitchen view from the family room.
Here is a view from the kitchen’s eat in nook.
Here is a view from the dinning room/ living room to the front door. Yes, there are terrible light fixture throughout. We already started changing them out.
So yes, the view from the top of the steps.
This is the girls room, before we painted it a soft pink and installed a fan
Little D’s room that mirrors the girls room. Before we painted it gray and installed a fan.
The master bedroom. It is the biggest bedroom I have ever had. Not to mention the huge window! That my darling husband decided to remove the blinds guaranteeing no privacy in our bedroom. More about that later!
Okay, so I just realized I don’t have a picture of our bathroom before, but this is after we painted it Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray.
But that’s okay, this is still a before picture in that we plan to remodel this bathroom too. But not this year!
I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my house and you follow the progress of the kids bathroom that we totally gutted.
Yes, this bathroom will have a whole new look very soon. I can’t wait to show you the new look!
The kids can’t wait to use their new and improved bathroom!
Thanks for stoping by!