Hi!!!! It has been a hot minute (as my teenagers would say…they hate it when I use their slang so I try to do it all the time;) ) since I have written a post for Janae. My kids have grown up so much! I even have an adult child!!!!
Probably one of my all-time favorite pictures!
And this one too!
One huge event that happened six months ago was my son becoming a missionary for our church! He is currently serving in the Nashville area, but is starting his Visa for Peru! Does it ever get easier after saying goodbye to your child???? My heart still aches!
Now with what I have been up to these last couple of years. Remodeling!!! When I say remodeling, I mean I am doing the work of remodeling the house. I can’t tell you how many people have come into the house and assume my husband or others have been doing the work. Guess what??!!!! Women can do these things too!!! Okay, end of rant. (Helpful hint: Saran Wrap makes a great hair cover while using a paint sprayer :) )
When I saw this room I completely fell in love with this house!!! So this is the before….
And after. I found a killer deal on the wood flooring (pre-pandemic) and paid $2.15 a square foot for hickory hardwood floors.
A different angle of the great room:
If any of you saw my kitchen remodel from my previous house, you know that I love finding deals on my local classifieds. I have a very tight budget that I have to work with so I try to save money in every way possible. All furniture, rugs, and the new doors I bought off the classifieds! The table I got for $250! It was a very dark stained table with a big burn mark in the middle from a candle. I sanded the whole thing down and restained it.
Looking into the great room:
The wood casings I made out of alder that I got for $0.99 a linear foot! So this wood-cased opening cost me about $60.
Before of the living room:
After! I spent a little under $500 to do the whole wall of bookcases and window seat built-ins.
Once again I found these bookcases on the classifieds. I got all six for $75!
Building the window seats:
A lot of sanding, face-framing, molding, caulking, and painting later….
And from a different angle:
Seeing this makes all of those hundreds of hours and splinters worth it!!
(Her kitchen remodel post will go up in the next few weeks too! Have the best day!)
When it comes to your kids growing up and leaving… does it get any easier?
Any home remodeling projects you have going on? Any in the past?
Favorite part of where you live?
What is something you are passionate about (other than running:)?