Thursday, May 6, 2010

A few before and afters of our old house

I had high (and admittedly completely out of reach) hopes of actually being able to start posting before and afters of the new house at this point. Apparently, 1.5 weeks is not enough time for me to get much more then some unpacking done! Who woulda thought the 4 extra kids running around would slow me down THAT much?...Really? So, much to the dismay of my I wanna have a blog itch, I will have to stick with sharing some of our old house with you until I can make it to the bottom of my pile of boxes!
My husband and I bought our first home four and a half years ago when the real estate market was booming and zooming. Every time we found a house that fit our requirements (basement, 3 bedrooms and 2 car garage) it was gone before we could even get an offer in! Along the way we learned a lot about buying a home. First lesson learned, have a good agent. One that has your best interests at heart, not her own! I could go on about that all day, but I'll spare you all the pain of enduring that! We grabbed up this house knowing we were going to have to put a lot into in to make it the home we wanted. Lucky for me, my husband is a awesome carpenter and was inspired as much as I was to make lots of changes!

So without further adieu and blah blah blahing here are the pictures....(que drum roll here)

For the life of me I can't get this picture to stay in it place! My husband built this butcher block counter top with a leaf inlay.
Outside shortly after we bought the place. We had already replaced the front door and were too excited to get it done to wait for pictures!! from our listing

World's cutes little helper! He doesn't look anything like that anymore!:(

I failed to take before pics of most of our remodeling so these are mostly afters with a few before tossed in the mix!

Man cave in our teeny tiny basement

I'm pretty sure the bathroom was really this dark and gloomy-not an effect of my poor camera skills

More of my husbands skills! He built the corner cabinet and sink.

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