I finally got around to taking pictures of our house! It's amazing what a whole lot of paint, plaster, drywall, and elbow grease can do. It took us about three and a half months to get it to this point. We were in a mad rush to get it ready before the baby came. Thanks to my awesome handy man of a dad, and husband, it was ready with time to spare. My dad was here almost everyday helping us, we couldn't have done it without him!
It definitely wasn't easy living in a construction zone while pregnant, but it was so worth it in the end to have this little home for our family. I always looked so funny with my huge ventilator mask on, a paint roller in hand and a huge belly. Next time I'm pregnant I definitely plan on doing more relaxing and less manual labor!
This house started as a three bedroom, one bath. We knocked down the wall dividing two of the rooms and made a larger master with a large walk in closet. There are still a few more things to do here and there like finish our baseboards and replace the front door and water heater door but other than that, the main part of the house is finished. Eventually we plan on converting the garage into a third bedroom and laundry room.
What took us the longest were the walls. You can't really tell in the pictures but along with being all different colors, they were all different textures too. A few were popcorn, some were an odd zebra-like texture, and some were normal, but none of them matched. To get them smooth we did at least three coats of plaster on each wall. Sounds easy right?? No. Not. Easy. At. All. You have to apply the plaster on each entire wall, wait for it to dry and then sand it and repeat. Three times! On every wall! There was always a chalk-like dust everywhere. It was awful.
As an HGTV fanatic it was awesome to finally be able to renovate a house. The best part was getting to pick out the cabinets, light fixtures, floors, etc. So fun! Matt says we're never doing this again but I think I'll have to talk him into it. This is our stepping stone house and by the time we're done with it we will be all in at $95,000 and hope to make a pretty good profit!
Hope you enjoy checking out the transformation of our home!