Our House…

…in the middle of our street.

April 16th marked one year since we closed on our house. I kept putting off blogging about it because I wanted some “finished” rooms to show, but then I realized “when is a room ever really finished”? And besides,  I’m sure one day we will enjoy looking back and seeing what it looked like in the various stages.

Since moving in, we (and by “we” I mean either us OR we paid someone)
have knocked down a wall between the kitchen and living room, sanded/stained the floors, painted the exterior trim, seeded the lawn, painted all interior trim, painted E’s room, painted Nat’s room, painted dining room, painted wainscoting in living room, removed doors on built-ins, painted kitchen cabinets, painted built-ins in hallway, replaced tons of pulls, replaced a few light fixtures/fans, replaced outlets, re-routed some plumbing, fixed the chimney flue, painted the fireplace insert, re-routed some vents, removed shutters, removed overgrown bushes, built a firewood holder, and purchased a new couch and dining set. Oh yeah, and that was also all while growing a human (we found out we were expecting two days before closing).

Whew. We are exhausted and broke. We still have a LONG list of things we’d love to accomplish, but we really do love this house and we see ourselves here for the long haul. So, I guess we have time.

Here are a few before and afters. April 2015 vs April 2016.





Dining/formal living. We don't actually like this shade of blue, but it will have to do for now.


Nat's room


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