Saturday, June 13, 2009

Turning a House Into A Home

On Thursday we FINALLY got our house back! On Thursday night my father-in-law came over to help Ben move all of the furniture in (huge thank yous to Mac!!!!), and then Friday and today Ben and I have cleaned, organized, and put things back in order! I must admit, the house looks amazing- I couldn't be happier. I have pictures to post- sorry, they are from my cell phone as I can't find the battery charger for our camera batteries- hey, I didn't say we organized and cleaned everything yet! But, before you view the pictures, there is one rule:

I don't care if you absolutely hate what we have done to the house. You are required to lie and tell us it is beautiful and amazing, even if you think the exact opposite. As my friend Arienne said, "you paid enough and deserve to be lied to."

We put an area rug in the family room so we could still play on the floor with Audra. Things are back to normal when Audra and Daddy can play house in the family room again!!

I personally think the living room looks absolutely stunning, but I am a little biased!
After three weeks a functional kitchen! I never thought I would be so incredibly excited to cook dinner!
This picture isn't too exciting- but since the French Doors are the whole reason we committed to this madness, I figured I should throw in a picture of the new French Doors.

This is a picture of our front entryway- coming at it from the living room instead of the front door. I put this one on because Ben and I came up with the design- diagonal boards with a border along the edge- and we thought it turned out pretty cool.
Regardless of what anybody thinks, I will say that it is wonderful to have our home back! No more eating breakfast in the basement hallway downstairs!!!


  1. That's the great thing about being a home owner- you get to do what YOU like! I think it turned out great, and am excited that you like the end product as much as anticipated. Plus, great idea putting your own little design into the floor.

    Congratulations for having your home back!

  2. I am beyond jealous. You'll have to share the details with me when you get a chance - this is something in our long term plans since we have some work to do on the house soon anyway. It looks fabulous!

  3. Congrats it looks beautiful! It's nice to see how lovely my couches look on beautiful hardwood flooring!!!!:D I'm so glad you are so happy in your beautiful home. :)

  4. I really loved it - and I wasn't lying! Your counter tops look great too. :) It was fun to eat down in the basement! It looks great and even better with all your furniture in it. Now sit down and relax already!

  5. Alright. Now it's time to get ready for that baby.

  6. Yea! I'm so glad you're finished! I would have a really hard time functioning without my kitchen. The floors look great in the pictures, but I'm sure they're even better in person. Congrats!

  7. Looks great. I would invest in some nice area rugs to go under all of the table areas so that all your money doesn't get "scratched" away. Congratulations on being back in your own home.