It's no secret that when I bought my house, I had BIG dreams of what it would become. However I knew that we would be starting small because we were on my budget. The house wasn't in bad shape by any means, but it just wasn't me. So from the moment I got the keys, it has been non stop projects. No, i'm serious. From the moment I got the keys my family arrived to help me start renovations. The carpet guy showed up a couple hours later, then the internet guy and before you knew it, there was a whole gaggle of people in my house.
We started with the most necessary which was the carpet and paint. The house looked like it hadn't been painted since it was built and it had an off white color to it. Not to mention the carpet was blue... Definitely not my preference by any means. Thankfully I have been blessed with some pretty handy men in my life and my dad and brother in law jumped right in to help. We even covered up some footprints on the ceiling which I have no idea how someone managed to get them there. Thank goodness for paint!
The first weekend we got those keys, it was full of demolition. We painted everything we could see, had carpet installed in the bedrooms and left the common areas with concrete (more on that later, haha!). Even sweet Mr. Shane helped out with vacuuming up oatmeal that I spilled everywhere.
This house was immediately becoming a home, but not just any home, it was my home. I will also say that I can't imagine doing any of this without the help of my family. They stepped up big time and continue to step up whenever needed. I am so excited to continue sharing the renovations we've done in the last two years!