Okay, so I know this blog is usually strictly business, and it will remain predominately so, however I wanted to share a little about my new house!!
With the help of my dad, I recently had the opportunity to become a homeowner! It’s a very small, two bedroom home in which I was able to see great potential. We closed at the beginning of December and began moving in last week. I thought it might be fun to show some of the progress that has been made. I will continue to do work throughout the winter and will share more images as I have them.
Here is the outside of the house, before, and then another one after Weston Excavating completed the driveway. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! No more mud! Now, when the kids get home from school, they can come straight into the breezeway, mud-free!
Now, the inside wasn’t bad before, but it wasn’t my style, either. I figured, since I was already living with my dad, it made sense to go ahead and do most of the painting, etc before I moved all the furniture in. As it turned out, there were wonderful original hardwood floors under the carpeting! (cue: WHY WOULD THEY COVER THAT UP?!) SO, being a nut about hardwood floors, I didn’t waste any time ripping that carpeting up. I feel like I need to do a whole separate post for these floors, but I will say…C&S Cleaning Services saved my floors. No joke. If you need anything cleaned, call them. Now.
So, the floors look a million times better now. SO happy. For some reason, there is a lovely square of plywood in the middle of the living room, right under the dining table. I know I COULD put a rug there and I’m sure it would look great. Problem is…I have kids. THREE of them. Does anyone know how fun it is to clean food up off a rug? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not fun. SO, I am contemplating just staining it to sort of match the rest of the floors. We shall see. I also have SO much more to do regarding the walls. Oh, and putting away all the “stuff” I have laying around. I thought about shoving it all in closets to hide it for the pics, but then I thought…nah. Such is life. One day I will complete my organization and be able to share lovely after pics. For now, you get the stuff.
Eventually I will have a new light fixture above the dining table and my coffee table will be in front of the couch, but for now, you get the idea.
The two bedrooms were very similar. Both had dark blue walls and ceilings (semi-gloss??) and dark trim. Those that know me might say I am obsessed with white walls. I wouldn’t say obsessed….
My room is near completion but the kids’ has a ways to go yet.
Oh, did I mention my room is also my office??
Kids’ room. Blahhh…I’ll finish it one of these days…
Now, the kitchen, bathroom and breezeway have been heavily ignored thus far. Now that Christmas is over, I am hoping to get to the rest of these projects. It sure takes time, doesn’t it?!
I plan to eventually paint the kitchen cabinets. White.
Bathroom. Will be white. Surprised?
Annnnd, the breezeway. Apparently, right now, it’s where I am unloading my car over and over again. Poor breezeway. She’ll be excited to be a beautiful, functional space. Eventually.
So. There you have it. It’s tiny and functional and I love it. It will force me further into the minimalist lifestyle that I crave and it will be great. Stay tuned 🙂