Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Official... We've Closed!!

As of 9/22/10, we have once again entered the world of homeownership. Here are some "before" pics of the second foreclosure we've recently purchased. There is much to be done, and I'm so very thankful that my husband is considering this a labor of love for our family--but mostly for ME! Yes, I know, he's amazing...

So here's a quick tour:
front of house
first things first, CHANGE THE LOCKS!

there's a front room area, somewhat separate from the living room. (also, to the right of this pic is a half bath and coat closet)

quick couple shots of the kitchen
through that door is a laundry room/mudroom
floors are all officially ripped up! now to get this stinky pile out of the house!

a look from the kitchen into the living areas

lots of paint to cover in this house!

little room at the top of the stairs (more paint!)

yes, lots of priming in our very near future!

the gloriously huge master :)
this is from sitting area looking into sleeping area

from sleeping area to sitting area
(master bath/closet through that little door on the far wall)

So there's a quick peek at the before... hopefully I'll be diligent about tracking our progress. Also, if anyone wants to help scrub floors, walls, and bathrooms--LET ME KNOW and we'll PUT YOU TO WORK!


  1. What a beautiful house...can't wait to see how you make it your home (I know there will be lots of paint involved to make that transition!!). Very happy for you!

  2. Yeah - congratulations!!!!!! That is one HUGE monkey - you sure you don't want to keep it around! ;0) Hope you are doing well.
    Love, Nancy

  3. Love the new place! I can't wait to see it when your done. I'm sure it will be beautiful! Don't try to tackle too much of it yourself!

  4. My boys would definitely be loving that Lightin' McQueen room!=)