Good News

Many things have happened since I last updated my blog. The renter we thought was moving into our house didn’t work out so we tried selling our house again. We prayed for guidance and God provided. A former neighbor, who is a realtor, offered to do our property management. Within a couple of weeks hiring her we had a tenant move in. He seems to be a good fit and we are very happy.

So, the good news is we are now able to put a little more money toward the remodeling of our house. Speaking of which, here it is.

There are so many things that we need to do to make it ours. We never did get around to painting the walls in most of the house. We ended up moving in before we got a chance. Most of the walls got at least one coat of primer to seal in the smoke stains that were on them. I did paint our bedroom a nice gray. Honestly, that is the only color we’ve decided on so far. I am not good a picking out paint colors and didn’t get the help that I had hoped for. Maybe by this fall we will start painting again.

In the mean time we ripped out all of the drywall in our main bathroom. I hope to have that back together again soon and then start on our master bath. The main reason for messing with the bathrooms (besides the very nasty shower surround in the main bathroom and the mostly unusable shower in the master bathroom) was because the plumbing needed to be moved. At one time the house only had one main bathroom upstairs. When it was remodeled in the late 60s they ran the plumbing below the floor joists, thus making it necessary to drop the ceiling in the kitchen. Now a sane person would have probably left the ceiling the way it was, after all it was still 8 ft high and drywalled. That being said, I never claimed to be sane. 🙂 So, we are going to put the ceiling back to 9 ft. In doing so we regained the top of a really neat built-in cabinet that is in the kitchen.





In the second picture you can see that I don’t have any drywall on my ceiling right now. As a matter of fact, I don’t have any upper kitchen cabinets and the lower cabinets I do have are going to be replaced someday. My kitchen remodel is going to be a long drawn out process, I think. I have hopes that it will look nice someday.

So, now you can see what has been consuming our time along with regular life events and having an intelligent toddler in the house.

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3 Responses to Good News

  1. Carrie Drake says:

    Ah, Amanda! The house is beautiful! And I am so glad God provided someone to buy your former house. Remodeling is a slow process, but what a treat to be making it yours. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing on your blog!!

    • I’m sorry that I wasn’t very clear. Our old house is being rented to a single gentleman. We met him and seems like the perfect fit for our house. Maybe someday he’ll even decide to buy it.

  2. amber says:

    remodeling a house is a dream of mine! it seems so fun.. though i’m sure living in the process of it isn’t always. but that kitchen is going to look amazing. so cool how removing the drywall uncovered part of the cabinet that way. my grandma has a built in cabinet in her kitchen and i always think they look so neat. keep posting those before and after pics. i love seeing everything unfold..

    take care and hug that sweet little girly of yours for me. she’s such a cutie!

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