Monday, October 10, 2011

House Pictures

I have had many requests for house pictures but have obviously procrastinated. We purchased a forclosure that definitely needed lots of love. I was putting off the pictures so I could post before and after pictures together. Well those of you who own a house know how quickly things get done with family, work, church, etc. So I guess I am going to post some before pictures and some in-progress pictures. I decided to start with the kitchen/dining room. We are almost done with the things on the list for this part of the house for the time being. We would eventually like to redo the counters and floor in the kitchen but that is pretty low on the priority list. Andrew stripped all the popcorn off the ceiling in the dining room, kitchen and hallway this summer and then he finished the ceiling with smooth mud. It looks amazing. He also painted the dining room and hallway. Replaced all the doors (the previous doors had knife holes in them), trim and baseboard. I stripped the wallpaper out of the kitchen and did all the painting in the kitchen and down the stairway....which I am very proud of. We still need to replace all the outlets and light switches and then caulk all our base and trim. This project is almost done!


Here's what we started with.....




Here's where we're at now.....





6 comments:

Danielle said...

It looks so nice. You guys are doing such a great job. My sister bought a foreclosure and it had work it needed to, but it is nice to get it for a low price.

Jilly Bean said...

Wow, that's a lot of work. You did a great job! Congratulations on getting a house!

Katie Call said...

Wow, that looks incredible! I've been waiting for an update on you guys. Glad to see life is good! You have such a cute little family!

The Brewer's said...

It looks like a totally different house...WOW...you guys are such hard workers. I'll bet you're getting to the point where you don't care if you go the rest of your lives without painting another room.

Leslie said...

It looks fantastic! Kudos for doing it all yourselves--what a job.

I'm a little bit terrified of the fact that the old doors had knife holes in them...

rosalind said...

That's really impressive! It looks sooooo different from the way it looked in July. What a beautiful, gorgeous job you two did!!