Monday, July 2, 2012

Starting the clean up process

We finally and officially own our house as of last Tuesday.  It has been a crazy week trying to get in to this house before we leave tomorrow on vacation for the 4th of July.  Moving into a new home is always work.  Especially when this home is old, and requires some TLC.  Ours fits into that description, but that is ok, because while money may be tight, we can put some hard work into our home to make it better.

We did our walk through and our son's favorite part was that he could easily turn the lights on and off in his room.

Then the real work started, we pulled off the wall paper and wooden panels from the rooms. (well except the master because we hit a snag, but more on that later.).

We cut out cabinets in the kitchen to make room for our new appliances.

What used to be here was an original to the house (built in '62) two burner counter top stove with an extremely small upper oven.  We knew that it HAD to go.  So we are replacing it.

Then we taped off the rooms and the floor so we could scrape the gross popcorn ceilings off.

Then commenced the scraping, drywall patching, texturing and paint.  It was a lot of work, but makes an amazing difference.  More to come soon!




  1. Congrats to you on your new home!! Hard work for sure but so exciting! I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks! We are so excited to have a home of our own finally!