Thursday, November 20, 2008

comin' along!!

It's been a while since I've posted . . . I know!! We're still incredibly busy, but all is well! We've been working hard at work and at the house, among other things. Football season ended a couple of weeks ago . . . they had a great year - winning their league and making it to the playoffs. It was a huge deal for the community and quite exciting!! We also ended up buying a new car (a black 97 Ranger) for Bryan. He thinks it's too nice for us, but it was pretty much a necessity since we had been stealing Brad & Krystal's vehicles. We also spent last weekend at Atwood Lake with our youth group. It was a beautiful weekend & we all had a nice relaxing time. Other than that, not much new . . . I just wanted to post a few pictures of our progress. We had our inspection on Monday and passed that, so they're gonna release our $$ back to us, which is a much needed thing!! I think we are going to move in this weekend since the floors and most of the painting is done. Exciting stuff :) We still have lots of things that need done, but it's starting to feel less like a construction zone and more like a home. Here you go . . .

The master bedroom (red/tan):
Family Room with blinds and windows put back together:
View of the awesome floors!! Disregard the cove base stretched across the floor & the strange blue streak on the side (??):

Fireplace lookin good with new paint and floors surrounding it!
A view of the living room from the steps:
Living room with a few things moved in (our free piano from Krystal . . . or . . . her sister?)
Bigger upstairs bedroom with tan walls, white windows/trim, and green carpet tiles (windows still need scraped, cleaned, etc:
Smaller upstairs bedroom with dark tan carpet tiles (ditto):
I think once we get "finished," I'm gonna do some before/after comparisons so we can all see how much it's really changed!! Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

oh so sleepy . . .

but I just had to share a quick update.

I did finally finish sanding, and the guys finished drywalling. Our newest, and MUCH more exciting, projects are painting (EVERYTHING) and installing flooring. Here are a few pictures!

Tan walls for the kitchen & dining room, and white for alllll the trim & cabinets!
We cut the piece above the sink so that it didn't look so 70's . . also, this window has been giving me fits because the varnish keeps busting through the primer (making the white look yellowy). . . I think I may have it defeated though . . . I hope?
view into dining room
newly drywalled & painted (green) family room. . . ooooh!

I hope you can see how awesome it looks! It's a bit difficult, because the floors are really dusty, and it was really dark out, but you still get the picture. It has been so exciting to watch it all come together just as I imagined!! Hope everyone is having a great week :)