Saturday, May 29, 2010

Moving Along

We have seen a ton of improvements on the house.  It is moving right along.  I smile to think that an end is in sight.    For the last month I had been carrying around a stack of paint samples that looked like this:

Our final Choices were:

The house finally has some color.  Our two spare rooms look something like this:

Still no flooring but hopefully soon. 

The next two pictures show the color that our master bedroom
is not

The first coat was a nice sage greenish color.  After one coat we decided we needed another gallon.  Lowes kind of let us down on the second gallon.  It wasn't mixed well and sage green turned to mint green.  Why did I roll the whole room before we caught the mistake?  You can see the paint differences in these pictures.  Luckily they fixed their mistake and gave us a gallon of nicely mixed paint.  So the third time was the charm.  I just forgot to take an after picture.

Last up are the happy yellow bathrooms, which I didn't get a good picture of.   Trust me...they are happy :)


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Becoming Home

     Things have been busy at the new house.  We have had lots of help and have made lots of progress.  We still have a ways to go but we're getting there.

The green floor by the front door....GONE!  (Thanks Steve)

                   See the Yuck Carpet......GONE!  (Thanks Michael and His Dad)

Next up is the pee corner.  Seriously, take Fido outside!

It has been changed to this...

To this...And hopefully to a lovely painted corner real soon!

These lovely duckies were swimming around the top of the master bathroom.  They didn't want to come down!  I really feel attached to them and have thought about doing the whole framed-pink-bunny-in-Jessie's-room-on-Full-House-thing.

Thankfully the seed packages weren't rooted as deep. 

I don't have pictures of the painted ceilings and closets.  But Wendell totally knocked those out along with mowing the jungle yard.

I hope these pictures haven't made it look like a dump.  It will be very nice after we get all the cosmetic work finished.  It doesn't feel like home yet....more like a demolition zone. 

Oh yeah....the best part of the house?

Yep...that's Jesus waiting on the porch.  Ok. Totally inappropriate but don't say it doesn't make you smile a little.

All joking aside.  I'm so thankful the Lord has allowed us to buy this house.  I've had such a peace about it.  And can't wait to make it home. 

Look for more updates coming soon!