First of all.. I AM SO STINKING PUMPED!!! I made my first design team!! WHOO-HOO!!! I am a designer for Serendipity Scrapbook Designs. This morning Jen gmail chatted me to tell me.. first I had heard. =) I am SO excited.. you don't even know. =)
So, if you guys aren't apart of a scrapping club yet, get signed up with Serendipity!! She has AMAZING kits, let me tell you. =) WHOO-HOO!!! I am still on cloud nine..
Okay, this weekend... WHOAH did we work hard. 11 hours on Saturday, between 7-8 on Sunday and another 11 hours yesterday. I am BEAT!! But so excited because of HOW much potential this home owns. And it was built super well.. it's just been neglected for 30 years. Not any longer. Ready for some pictures??
First of all, to put yourself in the full tour mode, you need to image the smell as you are going through this virtual tour. Yes, please imagine 30 years of smoke. Yes, then imagine an old persons home. Okay, on top of that.. please imagine shag carpet and drapery from the 50's soaking up the smoke and old person smell. Yum.
Okay, now we can start the tour now that you're barfing and gagging like I was all weekend. =)
This is our living room. Yes, orange shag. Please note the area at the end of the room that outlines where a picture once hung. Pretty.
Next.. their den which soon will be our dining room. Gorgeous paneling, I know. And you guys? That picture lights up. No joke. I know you want one in your own home. =) The walls to the left will be knocked down to make our staircase leading to the basement an open staircase. It will make the room feel bigger and more open.
Here's the kitchen.. barf bags.. and yes, this is original everything.. the house was built in 1957. Not many updates have been made since. =/
And the bathroom.. teal and brown PLASTIC tiles with a pink tub and sink. Notice the bottom of the tiles.. some nice tar build up from all the smoking. I guess it's cool to smoke while on the pot? Who knew?
Here's bedroom one.. I'll only show you one of the bedrooms because both were in this condition...
Here I am all goggled up with mask on!! I used this primer stuff called BIN to attack the stains and the smell.. it smelled SO bad!! Kinda ironic that you used extremely bad smelling crap to get rid of other bad smelling crap. I went through 8 gallons of BIN over the weekend. And I'm still not finished BINning.
And yes.. that is the mother of all rollers. The 18 incher. =)
Okay, I already have before and after pictures!! here is the view from the hallway leading into the bedrooms.. as you can see, a wall separates the living room from the kitchen... um, we want a great room.. all open kinda floor plan...
Heck yeah we tore down the wall!!!
I am SO excited about this huge space. I have a large kitchen now and Darin tells me in this house, I will have 3X's as much space as the kitchen we have now. I am SO pumped!!!
Here's another picture of it from a different angle..
Here's tired Darin... notice how excited he is, though. The boy LIVES for this stuff.
Here's me on our mountain of shag carpet ready for the dump. =)
Notice that this house is located in the country. You know what that means.. Amish people go by my house. I promise to get some pictures for the ol' blog. =)
I didn't post pictures, but we also got the pink tub out and already put the new one in. Man, now that was a job. I was pushing on one end and Darin was on the other end pulling. We had it wedged so tight between the door frame that it wouldn't budge any further.. so D asks me if I'd be okay with a larger closet in the bathroom. Heck yeah, I tell him!! so he grabs the sledge hammer to make a big ol' closet and so we can get our tub in. So fun. I have all the ceilings and walls covered with BIN.. the only room left I have is the dinning room. But that will probably wait until he dry walls the area where the paneling is now.
So yeah, I'm on cloud nine with all the work we got finished at the house and with making the Serendipity DT. =) Hopefully me making this team will hurry along the process to get my scrap space set up. =) hehehehhehe..
Thanks for taking the tour!! Pretty sure the ol' blog will become house update central... cuz it's our life. Football, packing, youth group and remodeling. I know you want to PARTY with us!!!