We've moved AGAIN. Since being married I've lived in five different apartments. I'm am pleased to announce that our sixth place of residence is a home! We bought a house!!! I'm so excited. It has been a long emotional process and I don't even know where to start. I'll start with some before and after photos because I know some of you are anxious to see what the house looks like. I'll post more of the story below the pictures. Here goes....don't worry...we've fixed up most of the place already.
|We have some plans for the front and outside of the house. We are going to prune the trees and get rid of a lot of the bushes. We want to plant grass and paint the outside of the house.|
|Here we want to plant some grass and get rid of the bush. we also need to pressure wash the outside and paint.|
|the back yard already looks a lot better because Jeff got rid of all the trash.|
|Austin's Room Before|
The closet Doors were filthy and broken. While we were prepping the room to be painted....which took forever, we found a soft spot of drywall under the window. Jeff poked at it with the spackle tool and a big chunk of soft drywall peeled off. Then a ton of ants started pouring out of the wall. Both Jeff and I were kneeling down looking closely at the wall when it happened. We screamed! Luckily the little shop vac was nearby. We sucked up all the ants and then sprayed it with pesticide. Did you know that ants can jump? I didn't know until that experience. Poor Jeff was the one to suck them up so I stood behind him and swatted at his head as they were jumping at him.
You wouldn't believe how much anguish all this coloring caused us. We couldn't just paint over some of it. We had to clean and prep the walls and then we used primer and KILZ on it because they used every type of writing instrument they could fine. The yellow highlighter was the worst to cover up....who knew!
|Austin's Room After.|
We put a light kit on the ceiling fan. We replaced the carpet in all the carpeted areas of the house. I guess it is more of a During picture because I still need to hang up his curtains and his big train picture. I also have some other ideas for art to hang on his wall.
This is the closet. I LOVE it! The storage is great. We will be putting some doors on them. It's on the list.
The Hallway between Austin's room and Bennett's room Before. I'm standing in Austin's room when I took the picture. Across the hall is Bennett's room and to the right is their bathroom.
What an endearing message.....NOT! That lovely wall message was eye level for me so I'm pretty sure an adult wrote it. Once again I was standing in Austin's room. That hall goes to the family room.
We changed the light bulb and cleaned the globe. We cleaned the hallway and the closet and the air conditioner closet. We also painted. The color is the same as the family room and kitchen. It is called Topsail.
View from the family room. You can see the kid's bathroom.
Kids bathroom before. I couldn't capture the grunge and pee smell on camera. It was awful.
I got the shower curtain at Target. The bath mat is from Ikea. It has little nubbs on it and it is so soft. The green is the same color as Bennett's room. Eventually we will put in a new vanity and medicine cabinet and frame the mirror. It is on the list.
Bennett's room before. We replaced the ceiling fan because the other one was broken. We threw away the blinds because they were garbage and we painted. We also got new carpet.
Bennett's room After.
I want to replace the tupperware with a dresser. I've been looking on craigslist. I also have fabric picked out to make some curtains.
His closet needs doors. Another thing on the list.
I have some plans for art for his walls.
I'm going to show some other pictures of the house. We've since done some things to the kitchen and family room but we have some more work to do.
And Behind the fridge.