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Monday, December 12, 2011

House Update 1

So last week I gave you a tour of a new house before all the work we had to do began.

Today I will show you what went down the first week or so of home ownership BEFORE all of our house hold goods showed up.

Travis and my parents worked their butts off. I, on the other hand, stayed in our hotel room with morning sickness and the fumes were way to strong for me to be at the house.

The morning after closing, all of the urine stained carpets in the whole house, were ripped out.
After the carpet was ripped out, the concrete had to be cleaned and primed so the smell would not return.

The linoleum flooring in the kitchen was also ripped out since we were putting hardwood all downstairs.

The carpet on the stairs was also pulled up.
We lived without flooring for about 3 weeks. It was quite dirty!

My mother was a cleaning machine!!
And EVERYTHING needed to be cleaned!
Kitchen cabinets, blinds, walls, bathrooms, windows, you name it, she cleaned it!

And my dad was a painting machine!!
Every room in our house was painted in some way or another except our master bathroom.

The whole downstairs was painted a gray blue color.
Turned out more blue than we both thought it would but we like it.

Our master bedroom was only primed because I can't decide what color I want it painted.
The nursery is primed waiting for final coat once we find out the baby's gender.
The bonus room just got a coat of white paint until we decide on a color.
And the guest room got a coat of a sage green that was a $5 can of Oops paint.
The guest bath was also painted a green color.

All this was done before our stuff came.
Travis and my parents were sore and exhausted every night.

Next week I will share pictures of our new floors and the house being somewhat put together so stay tuned!


  1. Love that blue gray color! Can't wait to see how the house is looking now.

  2. So exciting! I can't wait to see more! It's gonna look awesome! What color is your downstairs? Mine looks similar- Sherwin-Williams Rainwashed... I went yesterday to find out the baby's gender, and my doc's ultra sound machine wasn't working properly...Boo! He did say he thinks it's a girl:)

  3. Lots of progress being made. We always paint before we move any stuff in. It just makes everything so much easier!


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