So, after a LONG absence I'm back! I don't know how well I will stick with the blogging this time, but lets hope longer than the last! There is so much going on with our lives right now, mainly updating our 1940's home, that I thought I should share. We moved to our new home this past January and have been loving every minute of it. We can actually see the mountains from our yard. To give you a little of the history of our home, it was built in 1947. The same couple that built it with their hands in the 40's lived their entire lives here. They actually bricked it out of old chimneys that were left over after house fires. The house has three bedrooms and one bathroom (luckily it is pretty big). We have a large formal dining room, a big kitchen (with 38 cabinets), and a 200 square foot laundry/mudroom. There is plenty of room here for us to grow as a family. It has heart of pine floors, which we refinished before moving in. We stained them Bombay Mahogany and finished with a high gloss (still not sure if that was the best choice). Also, not sure if refinishing the floors on our own was the wisest decision. We are trying to update the house by our selves, as to save the most money possible. The refinishing of floors is probably the most stressful labor intensive thing I've ever done! I was the one humped over sanding the corners of the room with a hand sander, yeah, not fun! Anyways, I think the labor was not in vain, as the floors look so much better than the red berber that graced the floor before.
Please bare with us as we try to document the whole process of fixing up a fixer upper! Really, the house has tons of charm and character. We are in love with it! I will upload pictures shortly. Our desktop has crashed and we have a new one on the way, but seeing as ALL my pictures are on the old one, you are just going to have to wait a little longer. Hopefully we will be progressing much quicker on the updates of our home this summer. Jeff is taking the semester off from school, so he will have more free time to work around here. I originally thought we would have the house finished in a year, but with busy schedules and lots of updates, it will probably be more like three! Hang in there as we update the blog as much as we can, those DIY'ers out there know how time consuming this can be. It will probably take months to get you a good "after" picture, but I will try my best.
So, sit back and enjoy our progress while we enjoy the satisfaction of getting our hands dirty, and turning this old house into our home!