Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some sneak peeks at our progress

As many of you already know. We bought a house! So as of late we've been up to our knees in paint, sweat and blue tape. Its a lot of work but we will be so happy when its all done. We got a really really great price on this house. It had been sitting on the market for almost a year (empty) because they were asking too much for it. We threw them a really low offer (but reasonable / appropriate for this home) and they took it! Now that we've been painting we've seen it start to transform into a very cozy / modern type of way. If she would have just done this before we moved in, she probably could have sold it long ago and for much more than what she would have invested to update it. Her loss, our gain!

So, we've been trying get all the walls in the carpeted areas painted (living room/dining room, 2 bedroom and a hallway) so that the carpet cleaners (who are coming tomorrow) can clean carpets and we can move in on Saturday. Why the rush? I leave for Alaska on Wendesday to go and get Dominic. When we get back we will only have 3 days before school starts and I'm not sure how quickly we'll be able to get things done at that point. So far, here is some of our progress:

BEFORE Dining Room:

AFTER Dining Room:
BEFORE under stairs in living room:
After (but certainly not competed yet) under stairs in living room:
So there you have it, we've finished the downstairs completely and moved upstairs to the bedrooms and hallway. The finer details of the handrail and railing will be completed during naptimes over the next month or so when we get home. Lucky us. =)


More updates as we finish stuff. Wait till you see the screaming deal we got on an AMAZING dining room table and chairs.

Can I just say, "I'm sick of painting." Just saying......

10 comments:

The Mattesons said...

So far it looks really good and I can't wait to see the rest! Everytime we have bought a house, I have been pregnant, so unable to paint...lucky me!

Katie said...

oooooh, that is lucky. I tried to time it like that but it just didn't work out.

Ali said...

Are you sure you don't want to keep those "window treatments"? They may be coming back into style sometime soon...

You guys have been busy - and it looks great!

Cristin said...

Nice! It's amazing what paint will do.

Lisa said...

Ali- I love you! You are so funny!

Katie, the place is looking great. Let us know if there is anything more we can do to help (I'll outsource to my husband.)

annie said...

Fantastic!! So exciting to have your OWN place

Sam Hirt said...

AWESOME! I love your place

Merilee said...

I love before and afters. :) Can't wait to see more. Congrats.

Katy said...

Wow! Congrats!! A HOUse... oh, I dream and I will keep you posted.

The Shawcrofts said...

Can I see more pictures of the house?