Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Place to Call Home, Part 2

Wow, I can't believe it: I am on it again.  And the tour begins:

Master Bedroom (Before)
Master Bedroom (After)
Small Bathroom (Before)
Small Bathroom (After)
Laundry room (Before)

Laundry room (After)

Kids' Bedroom No. 1(Before)

No.1 became Leeanna's room

Kids' Bedroom No. 2
No. 2 became Tommy's room
Kids' Bedroom No. 3

No. 3 is now Timothy's

Shed (Before)

Shed needed some TLC and organizing

Hallway (Before)

Hallway (After)

Front of our house (Before planting flowers)

After some landscaping

There is still a lot of work for us, but the house and also the outside shows much improvement. My next bigger project is to grow some produce in my garden. Still a lot to learn for me. Hopefully, I can post picture of wonderful vegetables that have survived my not so green thumb! Carie, where are you? LOL. After reading some books that my neighbor loaned me I decided to try SFG, which means square foot gardening. Is cheaper than raised garden beds, and for a beginner like I am, easier to handle. We will see what the outcome....
Another big improvement has been our outside wood burner. The gas usage has been down a lot this winter.
Hopefully, my husband can open the skylights soon, so that I have light in my kitchen, which is the only downside in our house: no windows! Pictures will follow!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Place We Call Home

Finally, this is the 3rd time I am writing this. The first few times I lost everything, post and pictures. Here we go again.
It has been almost been a year that I posted any news. So much has happened, I don't even remember. We finally found a house, by God's grace. 1800 sq.ft, brick on 18 acres, shop, shed and pond. And the best of all, several apple and peach trees. We moved in on July of 2013, after painting, repairs and updates. I will try to add some before and after pics, but can't promise it will work out this time. Here we go:
Garage had been turned into a family room (Before)

After removing carpet, laying tiles, and painting

Same room before

After building an office into the room (wall to the left)

Dining room, all grey walls (before)

A look from the dining room into the living room (before)

The dining room (after), I love bright colors!

The living room (Before)

The living room after removing the carpet, laying hardwood floor, and painting

I will continue the walk through and around our house another time. It is time for beddy bye.