Wednesday, February 13, 2013

All (Un)Settled In!

We're about as settled as unsettled can be!  We've been in our home for just over 2 months, but it feels like this has been home for a long time!!  Now if only we were able to actually inhabit the whole house, it would be great!

We've been doing a LOT of fun work around here.  When I knew we wouldn't be building a house, I figured there would still be lots of opportunities to get the look that I was hoping to achieve through building, in a facelift type project here.

It's been a labour of love (for the most part!).  We've done most of the work after the boys are in bed, so it's been a lot of late night work, but that's how life goes.  I feel like we've painted the equivalent of two homes already - boy, painting white isn't easy!!  After two coats on the ceiling, 4 coats on the walls in the main upstairs rooms, taping and mudding and then painting the basement, I'm ready to put the brush down for a while!  The only problem is we're waiting on carpet for the downstairs, so we've been living/playing/lego-ing/vegging upstairs in our living room for the last two month, on very limited furniture (ie. two chairs!!).  Oh well, I guess that's why they call it a living room!  But I'm ready for the Lego to make it's way to another area of the house!!

I don't know about you, but I love a good before and after, so I'll share a couple of pics of the progress.
Thankfully Don has been pretty easy going about the look I was going for.  At times, even I was wondering if I'd miss the cozy, warm feeling that color on the walls creates.  But I'm glad I stuck with my gut!

So here is the 'Before' of the dining room - the only room that is mostly 'done'!!

 And here is part of the basement, in the process of being mudded!

And whenever the boys can, they LOVE to help!  Here's a little video of Nate helping us paint downstairs!

I'm sure you professional painters are cringing as you watch that ;)

Many more "Afters" to come....hope you like this sort of thing!  It's been good therapy for me!!  Looking forward to getting the house put back together again....


Tam said...

Looks great!! Please post more before and after pictures! You have a great style!

Megan Hildebrand said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Carol, I LOVE your table. Is it from Eldon's? Beautiful!

Carole Hiebert said...

Thanks Megan! I searched high and low for this one!! Hours looking through every catalog and mfg at Eldon's, but couldn't find exactly the right thing. We ended up buying this from a couple that had just moved from Germany to Steinbach, and their table didn't work in their new space. Very lucky for us!!! It's a crazy heavy table, and just what I was looking for!

Carole Hiebert said...

But the chairs are from Eldon's :)