The Day That Lasted 1,000 Hours

This is Wednesday.  We’re moving in on Saturday.  We get carpet tomorrow.  Are we ready?  Not a chance.

My dad and I closed our store for the day to work on the house.  This is what the house looked like that morning:

The kitchen cupboards were ugly plywood.

The newel post was in, but the rest of the stair railing wasn’t.

The living room was a mess, with no paint, No chair rail and no baseboards- which all need to be done before carpet….tomorrow!

So, I got a paint sprayer.  BEST PURCHASE EVER.  The thing kicks some serious booty. It’s hard to clean, but i think it’s worth it.  This is what it looks like when dissassembled for cleaning:


So, I covered the kitchen in plastic so I could paint

and i moved the drawers and doors to the guest bedrooms, which were also covered in plastic so they could be painted as well.

That sprayer does a pretty amazing job!  12 drawers and 26 doors, thank you very much!

we made Progress………..

I also painted the ugly linoleum floor….i kinda ran out of plastic, and I kinda stopped caring. Even more incentive to get it replaced quicker!  I painted the window too…..and the old ugly dishwasher.  Power tools make me feel like a winner, what can i say?  When I get started, well, I get carried away  🙂

After much more back breaking work, complaining, a wonderful subway sandwich, and i’m sure a few curse-words- oh, and 18 hours later, this is what it looked like:

Railing in, and painted!  My daddy did a really good job on it, huh?

The kitchen is finally white!  and it’s so pretty!  well, besides the plastic that is…

Paint sprayers are the best, i’m tellin ya.

The kitchen walls are now BLUE!!!!!  Oh my, I’m so excited!

There will be beadboard on the bottom half of the walls- that’s why they are only partially painted.

And, we got the living room painted, installed the chair rails and the baseboards!

Plus, we revamped the fireplace and it looks amazing!  (Thanks, Jared)

Aaaaaannnndddd- we were ready for carpet!  What a long day!  Soooo excited the way it turned out!

The next day, the carpet came.  It’s so soft!  Love it!  (we still have paint touch up, and wainscotting to finish though)

next to finish also, is that built in you see to the left of the fireplace.  It’s half done.  It will be floor to ceiling built in bookcase  🙂


Moving Day!

On the eve of moving day, we were still not packed.  Only about 30% I’d say.

Insert PANIC here.

we worked and worked and worked, and I panicked some more.

At 10:00 PM, this is what our kitchen looked like  (don’t even get me started on the rest of the house)

it wasn’t pretty.

Things ALWAYS take way longer than i think they will.  I learned the hard way here!

By 3:00 AM, this is what it looked like:

much better.

That’s when we gave up and went to bed.  We got up again at 5:30 AM.  we packed, I went and put a final coat on the cabinet doors, and we picked up the moving truck.

Thank Heavens for our brothers, is all I can say!

(I didn’t take too many photos of the moving process, I was a bit busy, but here are a couple:

this is what the strappin’ lads did.

Meanwhile, I stayed at the new house getting ready – and doing more painting.

My Mama helped me line the kitchen shelves

And our dads got to work installing our Fridge, Cooktop and Dishwasher

i think it’s cute how they are so good at working together.  And I’m very grateful!

Nick and his brother, Eric putting together our closet organizer.   Aren’t the floors and walls SO PRETTY????  More on that later.

We put all our boxes downstairs, since there was still construction upstairs.  All the furniture congregated in the living room upstairs awaiting thier final homes.

It was a mess.  Still is, actually.

Yoshi was pretty excited about the new carpet, and he’s settled in great. He loves that the window is just his height.  Window watching is one of his favorite hobbies.

By the end of the day, we were so beat.  2.5 hours sleep, on top of five previous days that were 20+ hours each.  We set up our bed, ran to the inlaw’s to shower, and went nighty night!

PS, don’t you LOVE the walls?!  I sure do. In fact, I can’t get enough!  It will look SO good when the wainscotting is finished, and when its totally decorated  🙂  And, our bed is pretty  🙂

It was bittersweet leaving our old place.  Good, but sad at the same time. We had so many good times there- It’s the house we had when we got married  🙂

Bye Bye house

I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard to get a bathroom so spotless in my whole life.  You’re welcome, Randy.  🙂

PS, this place is now for sale,  It’s awesome, and I happen to know, the last people who lived in it were totally cool, and left it really clean!