Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Our First House turned into a Home

We were excited about the new house and feared the possibility of having two house payments. Our Home of 6 years went up for Sale By Owner and what a Blessing with three little ones and the first trimester of the fourth I only had to show the Home one day and it SOLD.  We closed one Day before we closed on the Bank property. With the contingencies of the buyer wanting immediate occupancy. The foreclosure was not by any means " Move in Ready" , but that did not stop us. We moved into the basement on the day we closed. The first Item we bought from Lowes was a Laundry Tub set. That became my kitchen sink. The washer and dryer off craigslist was my counter and the microwave, grill, and crock pot were my stove. Needless to say Todd ( my husband) felt the push to get working, but it was spring and he was busy with Equine so the first two months were planning
 " The Master Plan"

The Kitchen We painted cupboards and got new hardware. The Hood Todd made with bead board and trim. Counters were the pre made sheets from Home Depot. The Chalkboard was made from an old frame and Chalk spray paint 

Half Bath new tile and sink

Back we painted the house because it was two differant colors

Large living area

We painted the beams and Panneling. We put in trim.

New mantel and painted the book self.

Made a sitting area by the kitchen

This bathroom had shag carpet and a green tub, toliet, and the wallpaper was so gross.
New Vanity and double sinks from standard kitchen and bath. New Tile and then we tore out a cabinet and put in a freestanding self from target.

full bath

Kids room

Dining room

We layed hardwood floors in the Hallway, Dinning, and Kitchen

Master Bedroom

The nursery was designed for our Son but then 13months later came our daughter followed by another daughter.
We just added alittle PINK
We put wallpaper on the bottom and trim around the top.
Wall paper was purchased from SEVENS on 29th street

Our Front Door My most Prized Purchase for this Home
Bought from Dicount Home Improvement for $150.00
A Unique front door can give your Home Charm!

Can you believe it all my before pictures are on film? ( yeah I know...What is that?)