Monday, July 27, 2015

Renovations Report Day 1

We've been waiting to buy a particular home for the last four months. Our hope was to sell our current house first, but that hasn't happened...yet. However, with the beginning of school quickly approaching, as well as the desire to do some renovations before moving in, we decided to go ahead and buy the second home.

It's terrifying in one way, but after months of praying about it we still feel good about this decision. We closed on Friday and immediately started the work.

Before

 After 4 hours


Now we just need the dumpster to arrive. :) Saturday we scraped the popcorn ceilings in part of the kitchen. It was easy but super messy. Once the dumpster shows up (hopefully today or tomorrow) we will clear out the debris, finish scraping the ceiling and rip up the carpet and tile so it will be ready for the new floors to be installed. Finally, we will get a new kitchen straight from my dreams.

It's so exciting to finally be working on the new house. Although it's quite a bit older than our current home, the potential and space is wonderful!

I'll post regular pictures while we work. Here's some of my favorites from Friday.

I got to take the first swing with the sledgehammer. You can see how surprised I was at how it felt going into the drywall. I've always wanted to punch holes in the wall but never have.
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And then there is my youngest. He was in heaven! And a bit silly.

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One wall down...
The pile of debris.
My kids kept fighting over the sledgehammer. I wish they did that with the opportunity to unload the dishwasher!
At one time everyone was working on the same wall.
He couldn't lift the sledgehammer but did lots of damage with the crowbar.
More to come!

Today we will be painting the kids' rooms while we wait for the dumpster to show up. We'll also continue pressure washing the outside of the house. 

What do you think? Are we crazy? (definitely!) Neither my husband or I have ever done this kind of thing, but we've got YEARS of HGTV and DIY Network under our belts. That means we're professionals, right?!?

6 comments:

  1. Your son wasn't making much progress, but he was sure having fun! Must've been so much fun knocking down that wall.

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    1. He was so funny. He'd yell every time anyone punched through the wall. I'm glad they could be a part of the destruction.

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  2. MUHAHAHAHAHA DESTRUCTION! It's a fun family activity, right? ;) Good luck with it and be safe.

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    1. :) Thanks! No one has been electrocuted yet, so I'm pretty happy.

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  3. Oh so now I know who to come to when I buy a house that needs renovated and have questions!

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  4. That's great that you can work on this before having to move in. Good luck with the reno.

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