A LOOONG Overdue House Update

Well, it has been an interesting couple of months for our family, what with the road trip and not living at our house. This is definitely a summer we will remember for a long time to come! 

So here is this way overdue house update. A lot happened while we were on our trip, and a lot has happened since we got back. We had hoped that the floors would be finished when we got back, but that didn’t happen. In fact, they are in the process of finishing the floors this week. 

That meant when we got back from the road trip, we went to work painting everything that was done enough to paint, until this week when we had to stay off the floors. Jake and I have spent several LATE nights painting. 

Anyways, here are some pictures to show you all the changes that have happened! 

Trim around all the new windows. It is beautiful, but MAN it takes a lot of coats of paint! 🙂

Beautiful covering for the attic access to our new central heat/air unit:

Two things in this picture- 1. The cabinets that used to stick out in the middle of the room are gone, and 2. One of those cabinets was repurposed and stuck to the end (on the left). Yay for repurposing and gaining back some of that cabinet space! 

Just a picture of the old ceilings that were underneath the drop ceiling we used to have: 

Shiplap installed on the back wall of our kitchen! This is the wall that you see when you walk into the house from the main door we use (our side door). I am going to whitewash this: 

Our beautiful new ceiling in the kitchen/dining room: 

New floors!!!!!! (Before being finished):

New floors in the living room! No more nasty carpet!

I thought this was interesting, the vinyl floor that was underneath the carpet in Jake’s office: 

Shiplap in the new bathroom area: 

Our new sinks in the bathroom: 

I put the clear coat finish on the ceilings in the dining room- it took 3 coats because that pine just sucked the first coat right up. Here is a picture so you can see the difference between the dining room ceiling that is finished, and the kitchen ceiling that is not finished (YET): 

Jack helped me paint the pocket doors for the bathroom one day: 

And the shower room, with all the trim and shiplap painted and the first coat of color on. It took FOREVER to paint all of that trim- a coat of stain blocker primer, and 3 coats of trim paint + primer. 

And the laundry room with trim painted and the first coat of paint on: 

Here is a picture of the last of the siding being installed. I have no clue what that hole is all about! 

The ceilings in our living room and bedroom had GLITTER popcorn texture previously. We were so happy that we were able to get those scraped and re-drywalled! I am now in the process of painting those beams white. 

And our house with ALL of the siding and gutters installed! I will have to do a good before/after post later. 🙂

And we were SO excited to see THIS this week- the floor being finished! I am a bit obsessed with it. 🙂

First coat of finish on it: 

So, that’s how things are looking! There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel for everything to be complete, but this is where the hard work really starts for us. Before we move everything back in, almost all the ceilings, trim, and walls in the downstairs needs to be painted. We’ve already taken care of some of it, but there is still HOURS of painting that we need to do. It will be totally worth it in the end, though! I am still amazed at how blessed we are to have been able to do all of these things all at once. So very, very grateful. 

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