We are approaching our second anniversary living at the old house.
I was recently asked to submit pictures of our home to potentially be included in a magazine. That’s not an easy task! I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination and we have 4 adults and a baby that live in our part of the house. Lots of stuff and baby paraphernalia had to moved and actually put away. Some days are actually titled “put crap away day.” Anyone know the feeling?
As I started at looking at the pictures I took, I began to reminisce about the last two years. Where we are and my goodness where we have come from.
I thought it being our house-a-versary, and how it would be nice to have a look back.
Stating with the kitchen:
This picture is actually the “before kitchen.” It’s not even the same place as our current kitchen.
Our laundry room is now where their kitchen used to be.
More on that later.
This is where our current kitchen is now. It was their dining room or their laundry folding room is by the looks of it.
There WAS a wall where our current open concept kitchen is now located.
Here shows the wall removed and for those who know of naked girls room, here it is open for all to see.
Most of the ceiling had to be removed, repaired and made beautiful again
Finally, the walls were finished, drywall was hung and finished and cabinets were installed.
Gorgeous original bead board ceilings were finished.
This little hallway that now leads to a built in pantry and a powder room used to lead to 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Those rooms are now part of the other side of the house, which includes our master closets and our master bathroom.
Floors were sanded back to the original oak and finished in house, not by professionals.
Pantry shelves were installed.
Counter tops were measured and installed
The finished product!!
When in the depths of renovation, all you can do is one day at a time. Two years later and many projects are still needed completion, but WOW it was a wild ride and worth every second.
Our house is more than a house. It’s our safe place and our haven of rest.
It is worth it.