Starting To Look Like Home

Here are some before and after pictures of everything that has been done so far. Look how much of a difference just drywall makes! We walk into our front door and feel right at home!

We look back to before we even bought the house and remember the drawings and ideas we had for this place. It wasn't easy for other people to see what we saw at the time, but we knew that we were capable of taking on this renovation and could see the end result. Every day, we continue to see the vision we had from the beginning come to life. It excites us to take our friends and family through to show them the progress in person and see them actually see the vision we had from the beginning. We are starting to not look crazy for buying this fixer upper!

From here on out, every little step will look and feel like a big step! Before, the work that was being done was more structural so it didn't look extremely different. Some days after working for hours we would leave and it would look like nothing changed. But now we will be doing more of the cosmetic things, so visually it will be a lot different every time! From painting to floors to bathrooms and kitchen. We are so excited to see all of our hard work pay off and being so close to the finish line!

I have never done anything like this before, so for me I am learning so much through this process. I am learning how to build, use more power tools, being okay with change when something unexpected comes up, and being the best wife and supporter I can to the man who works so hard to make this dream a reality. 

We both said that once the drywall is up, we will be spending the night on an air mattress until the house is finished so that we can spend every free moment finishing our house as quickly as possible. And we did just that this past weekend! We spent our first night in the house and it felt just like home to us even with it not being finished. 

We are so excited for these last couple of months we have left, but even more excited to start making memories in this house! I know that we will appreciate this house because of all of the hard work, time, energy and money that we have put into it to make it our own. 

We can't wait to share all of the finish work that we have left, so there will be more blogs to come more frequently from this point on!