Making a House our Home: Part 1

I have a lot of changes going on around my house right now! I am really excited about them and can’t wait to show you what we have been up too. It is pretty much awesome. maybe even double awesome.

However – I got a feeling that in order for you to appreciate all the hard work we are going though -
I am going to need to back track and invite you into our home from the very beginning.

My husband, Spencer and I bought our home in March of 2007. So we have owned it for 4 years.

And we have been remodeling for 4 years.


Now when most people say “we’re remodeling” you think – “Oh, I wonder what color of paint they picked?” or “I wonder what color carpet they are having installed.” Right?

When I say “we have been remodeling for 4 years” I am talking BIG REMODEL.

Don’t believe me? That’s okay. Over the next little while I am inviting you over – for a home show of sorts.

Come on in and get comfy – you are in for a wild ride!!

Before we open the door and step inside – let me apologize for the pictures. I took them for personal reasons to document our hard work.  When we started this journey I had no idea I would one day share them with all of you – so – some of them aren’t very good – but it’s all I have so just pretend they are amazing – mmmkay!

Alright – here we go…


When you open the door you will be in a little entry area. To your right is a wall and to your left is an iron rod gate. After you heave yourself up the extremely large stair you enter the front room.

Don’t be shy – come in and look around!

I am standing in the dinning area to take this photo. (If I knew I would be refinishing items – I would have kept that funky little chandelier. )

See the little pocket door?

Yep! That is the one! It leads into the kitchen.

Teeny. Tiny. I am standing by where the fridge would go to take this picture.
Are you digging the yellow tile? Me either. You can also enter the kitchen straight from the entry way instead of going the long way around like we did.

And that my dears is the first floor! I know you are loving the popcorn ceiling. and the wallpaper. and the baseboard and casing that are painted different colors. and the urine stained carpet – oh! I didn’t mention that? I guess I really didn’t have too because I am sure you could have smelled it. dis-gust-ing!

Are you hungry for more? Come back tomorrow and I will show you the family room.


mommypants13 said...

LOVE! This house is great, I especially love the kitchen (i always pick the kitchen) good luck with your new home!

Natalie said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you've done! I need some inspiration over here!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I can tell this is going to be good! Can't wait to see the after!

Stacy said...

Oooooooo! I love ugly befores! It means the after is going to be awesome! Can't wait!!!

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

I can't wait to see tomorrow and the after shots! There was a whole lot of outdated going on in that place, but I have a feeling the results will be fantastic!

Rhiannon said...

ooh i cant wait to see more... i think my fav is your plaid walls!

Jen said...

Wow! You have had your work cut out for you! Can't wait to see where this goes!

Thanks for stopping by Domesticated Nomad. Glad my color post was helpful. :)

Michelle said...

What a treat, this is hilarious!


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