Hello Blogland! I know I've been MIA for quite some time, but rest assured I am fine. I had some "thinking time" over the Christmas break and realized I needed to do some re-prioritizing in my life. Having spent so much of the last 5 months working on these blasted home renos, I decided I need to spend more time with my children, focusing on homeschooling, play, and just snuggle time. So crafting has been, and will continue to be, taking a back seat to family time. :)
I thought today I'd share with you a little bit of what we've been doing to our house over the past 5 months.
Remember the scary bathroom?
Here it is now:
Here is our old dining room. Yes, that IS orange on the walls.
Here it is now.
And our kitchen - yup, another shade of orange.
Here it is with new paint and WORKING appliances:
And our living room. That fieldstone fireplace facing practically fell off on its own!
Cleaner and safer now.
And that's only a portion of the main floor! We also painted and re-organized a den and a laundry room, AND we re-carpeted, repaired, painted, and re-lighted the entire second story as well, which inludes 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, and a bonus room above the garage.
Time well-spent, but I'm so sick of home repairs I could scream! We are SO close to being finished - just a few picky things left, most involving baseboards and door casings. The previous owner layed hardwood and laminate tile OVER top of the existing lino, which made his floor-line too high, so he CUT all the door casings up about 1/4 - 1/2 inch. When we ripped everything out and layed the new hardwood properly, we were left with 1/4 - 1/2 inch gaps on EVERY door casing on the main floor. Yeesh! We're trying to figure out the easiest way to repair that - a way that does NOT involve replacing door casings!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the before and after photos. You can see why I've been MIA so much over the past few months! :) Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Cooking With Cricut Challenge, and remember our Bloghop this weekend - I have some fun stuff to show you!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! :)