Saturday, November 1, 2014

We Closed!

Hi everyone! I've been keeping up with everyone's progress and every home looks amazing!!

We closed on the 22nd and did the big move that Saturday, the 25th. We have been BUSY! I mean really busy. Did I mention that we have been busy????

Not only have we been busy, but we couldn't get internet and cable until this past Thursday, so I successfully went over my data plan for my cell phone and had to limit all internet access. Plus, we missed all of our shows this week (we are definitely TV people).

We may have internet and TV now (which is fabulous), but we are still busy. I am currently in the process of putting the flooring down. I'll definitely post pictures of that once we're done. I am LOVING it so far, but it has proven to be a much bigger project than I thought originally. I'm not sure if I would ever pay to have someone else do it (It would have been about $1200 - $1400 with lumber liquidators), but I can say that it is definitely a physically and mentally demanding project. Part of this is because it is our first time doing a floor so we had to really think things through and find a rhythm. Not having internet to look up tutorials, videos, or other instructions was also pretty terrible!

We've also sealed the garage floor, hung up some curtains, painted the front door, and painted some interior doors. We also had our fence installed which is awesome! Other than that we have just had to make countless trips to Lowes and Home Goods for small projects and so we can make our home livable!

Here are the pictures from our first day in the house as promised in my last post. I'll definitely post pictures once we have the floor in and everything is cleaned up, since right now we are living in chaos!

I'm also posting a picture of our new bright red front door! Love it! The table is basically done, but we just have to put two more coats of polyurethane on it, which I have not had time to do! Flooring is first priority right now!

Dining Room

Hallway/Front Door

Powder Room

Staircase going upstairs


Great Room
Taken from kitchen - Door is to office 

Bean bag is our dog's 6 foot wide dog bed (relocated to our basement)

Our collection of paint we can't use for 10 months! haha!

Kitchen & Morning Room

Taken from office doorway


Stairs down to the basement

Basement Powder Room

Hallway to main area of basement

Right side of basement (door is to storage area)

Left side of Basement (with morning room area finished) and egress window

Stairs from second floor

Guest Bedroom # 1

Laundry Room

Guest Bedroom # 2

Secondary Bath 

Secondary Bath

Hallway going towards master bedroom

Guest Bedroom #3 - Aka my future art room

Master Bedroom (hard to get a picture of these bedrooms)

Master Bedroom

Master bath

Master Bath - double vanity

Roman Shower (the two shower heads are seriously awesome)

Master Bath toilet room

Master closet - Right side

Master closet - taken from left side of closet
Exterior - The old door was definitely more of a rusty red than a bright red. I was not happy with the color so I went to Sherwin Williams and got a nice bright red (Poinsettia is the name of the color there). I LOVE it! Once I painted it I felt so much better! Some people may think I'm crazy but it made a huge difference to me.

Here are some pictures mid process - The old paint looks so brown against the new red!


Old picture but best picture of the older door


BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT RED DOOR (I can't take credit for the better lighting in this picture - thanks Mother Nature!)

Close up!

Other than that things are going good! We actually already found a few nail pops so I'm glad we're not painting for awhile!  Plus, we are so freakin' busy that I can't imagine taking on another project right now!

The dogs (our fur-babies) are loving the new house! They have made themselves at home!

Bear passed out on his new favorite couch as I was writing this post - he has such a hard life....

I'll post updated pictures of a furnished and updated home ASAP!


  1. How exciting! Everything looks great! Once you put your touches on the house it will look stunning! Can't wait to see it all come together!


    1. Thanks Bridget! The small touches we have made have already made a huge difference!

      I'm glad your home process is going smoother!

  2. Such a fabulous home already! I can't wait to see how you decorate :-)

    1. Thanks Natasha! I'm loving the decorating process!

  3. You guys have been busy! WOW! Love your home and the new red door.

    1. We have been crazy busy! Now we're back at work so projects will slow down now. I'm kind of relieved! haha!

  4. So awesome! I had to do a double take when I saw the shower, so cool! Can't wait to see the flooring.

    1. Thanks Frank! We are loving the double shower heads! It's so nice! Flooring is about 60-70% done but I'm taking a bit of a break. My body is so tired from all the work that I need a break!

  5. Your house looks spectacular!!! Can't wait to see pictures of the floors! I am sooooo jealous of your shower - it looks awesome!!! Your bright red door looks really great too!!!
    Please don't drop out of bloggerland now that you're closed! I really want to see how you decorate! And the floors!!!
    So happy for you guys!!!

    1. Thanks LuLu!! I can't wait for the floor to be done! haha!

      I promise I won't drop out of blogger land! I may not post quite as often (because I won't have that much to talk about! haha!) but I'll definitely post updates on how we decorate and for my DIY projects!

  6. So beautiful! The bathroom is stunning. I love the floor! And I totally agree with painting your door that beautiful red. It looks so perfect now! Cannot wait to see the flooring done. Thank God it's only a one and done kind of deal. ;) Congrats!!! And I agree with LuLu - please keep us updated with your awesome projects!

    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the red door makes a huge difference! Sometimes a small change can make things completely perfect!

      I can't wait for the floor to be done!! Haha! Thank goodness it's a one and done kind of deal! Although, my parents now want to put flooring in their house, so I have a feeling I will be doing flooring again in the future!

  7. It looks so great! I looooove the grey tile in the secondary bath! Fur babies look so happy, yay!

    1. Thanks Chrissie! The fur babies are very happy! They were definitely made for this life style .. spoiled dogs!

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