The day is finally here.
If you remember, they bought a foreclosure and rehabilitated the poor thing. It was a mess and they brought it from an unlivable beast to a beautiful charming home for a family of 5 – oh wait. Home for a family of 6!
We are so long in bringing this reveal to you because a little baby doll, Maddie Moo made her appearance (April found out she was expecting) and everything changed.
She sort of took over their world and slowed down their progress on the house. They moved in without having finished, hence no “reveal.”
A home is a home because of who we share it with, not because the trim is finished or the drywall is up in the basement, right?
Let me take you back through time for a minute to remind you of when this little house had little chance of being called a home.
It was dirty, smelly and all around disgusting.
The family that renovates together, enjoys the end result much more and has shared something life changing. Here is little Myles the baby of the family, watching Frozen while Mom and Dad work on the kitchen.
The only things they haven’t done yet are the windows – they plan to replace them eventually (mucho moola) but just cleaning them up made a huge difference.
They were badly stained and dented and the humidity was so high the polyeurethane threatened to stay wet FOREVER.
We were busy reading internet accounts of others who ran into the same problem. We were relieved when DAYS later they finally dried.
That could have been a disaster.
So the walls finally got patched and painted. The light fixture went up, locks installed and windows were cleaned up.
Just recently the living room was finished. (You really didn’t expect me NOT to put in a picture of the little doll baby did you?)
The beautiful oak trim went up along with the rods and curtains and wall decor.
Hanging Curtain Rods the Easy Way
Then when you are ready to install the hardware on the other side of the window, to get a perfect match, just flip the paper and your mark will be flipped, giving you exactly the same spot for hardware on the other side.
Her rod was fairly long, so she hung this piece to support the rod in the middle.
The living room transformation is quite amazing.
And of course, we had to include G’ma in the reveal since she was very much involved in the reno but never saw the finished project.
The Kitchen Before – Kitchen Demolition – Preparing the Walls – From Polluted to Pleasing – Three Dozen Mice and MOLD! – Making Progress! – Just a Little Tweek – The Floors Won’t Dry! – Lose Those Ugly Floors! – Living Room Reveal (You are here)
As soon as they get the dishwasher installed, we will give you the kitchen – from nasty, smelly, ugly and gross to absolutely stellar. Stay tuned and meanwhile, be amazing!
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