August 25, 2011

A work in progress

We've been homeowners for about 2 weeks now! It's been a pretty good journey so far, but I'm definitely glad the relief troops are coming in this weekend- my parents are coming in for 2 weeks! And believe me, we'll have plenty of work to do!

The classic new home owner shots:

Ellie going for a cruise around the new neighborhood

 My pet project: stenciling. Seriously addicting. I got the template for the stencil online, and then I got a stencil gun with one of my Joann's coupons and let's just say we've been spending a lot of time together. Here's the inside of Ellie's closet. Cute huh?

Remember how this house used to have a kitchen? Well, Scott took care of that problem! This is the main reason we are EXTREMELY grateful my parents are coming in this weekend. The demo we can do (obviously). The reconstruction? Not so much.

A couple of my friends from church have been helping out with the painting. They are AWESOME!

So far, we've got all the bedrooms painted and ready to go. Scott will probably finish ripping out the carpet in those rooms tonight (we've been lucky enough to find almost pristine hardwoods underneath). And then the party really gets started next week!


  1. SO excited to see the pictures when you are finished!!!!

  2. it's looking GOOD! I can't wait to see the finished product! :) love you all

  3. Yay so excited for you! It looks great already. You guys are ambitious. Way to go!