Before-ist is a word.. It means ‘most before’. Silly spellcheck. I’ve been working on posting pics in the home tour if you haven’t looked through them, you should. It’s hard to remember how much we’ve accomplished in these last 8ish years without looking at some really old pics. So I thought I’d post those here. Some of them are pre-moving in, and some of them are my first attempt to ‘make it work’.
Here’s the kitchen. It got an overhaul pretty quickly. We made it 3 feet wider by taking 3 feet out of our bedroom sized laundry room and replaced appliances and cabinets.
Sometimes I just stand in front of it and learn words and stuff. ***The More You Know***
We lived with this sweet ‘stud motif’ for a while. Obviously this was before children #exposedwiresandnails. I was giving private art lessons at the time and the hubs had a sweet little boy believing it was a cage for our lion. He told his mom….
This is the girls room before we moved in.
We scraped the ceilings, stained the floors, made it a guest bedroom and eventually a preciously, lovely nursery to welcome our sweet Nickerbean 1. It basically stayed this way for Nickerbean 2 until I made it a shared big girl room.
I painted the gold accent tile black (you can do that) and we stripped and stained the concrete floors, and here it is now. Someday well redo it. I have plans in my brain to make the long vanity a double vanity and turn the bath tub and surround into a shower. (tile all the way to the ceiling in there) Make room for when the girls are mirror hogging teenagers!
Here’s another first go ’round in our bedroom. Is that a box I see in the back corner? And the days of a queen sized bed. We have tasted and seen and it’s a king size for us, please and thank you.
And last but not least, because its my favorite transformation to date, our tiny bathroom turned beautiful haven of goodness. This was hubby’s side of the bathroom before we moved in.
The bathroom was in 3 small sections and I dreamed and drew plans and then we saved and saved (and hired out most of it) and now we have this beautiful room that we love to be in.
I’m so thankful for our home and the way we’ve been able to make it ours. I used to view it as more of a starter home but its not, it’s our forever home. Unless God has different plans for us, we’re gonna pay this bad boy off someday and enjoy it for free (minus crafting supplies obviously). Can’t wait to see what changes in another 8 years.
What about you, are you in a work-in-progress house? What are you doing right now to make it your own?
Thanks for reading, friends!
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