Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Hello blog friends!

Guess what?  Nope, that's not it! We are moving, yup moving!  I know, we have only been in this house for 6 months, but it is going back on the market this week!

When my mother in law passed away last month, she left her home to my husband.    We have been working hard at emptying it out, it was such an overwhelming job, but we managed to give away and donate much of her things, so they will be loved and used some more.   It  was our intention to put her house on the market, but the more we thought about it the more it makes sense for us to move into it.  It has more space than our house does.

Do you remember we substantially downsized when we moved here as our two eldest boys had moved out.  We'll they are back!  That's a good thing.

Anyway, what will be our new home doesn't quite have enough bedrooms but it does have space to add another, and heck we may as well add another bath as well.  Over the next few months my husband and I will be busy keeping this house clean and renovating the new house.  We will be hiring people to help us though, as there is way to much on our wish list for us to take on on our own.  First order of business is a new paint job, every wall, door and piece of trim will be painted.  along with all of the kitchen cabinets.  I have always wanted a creamy white kitchen and now seems like the time.  Yesterday we hired a painter!   Then all new flooring will be installed... new carpet in the bedrooms, hardwood through the living room, dining room and kitchen, ceramic int he baths and cork in the family room that has a walk out to the back yard..  Meantime, we will enlist the kids to do some yard work, once it dries up a bit.

Once these major items are taken care of we can start moving some of our stuff in and looking for window coverings.   Then it's sprucing up bathrooms.  Painting the exterior doors and trim.  Adding the bedroom and bath.  Changing the lighting.  landscaping.  And purchasing some of the appliances we will need.

It's a process and will take time, but for this week, we will be stripping wallpaper and purchasing paint.

Stay tuned for some before and after shots in the coming months.



Thanks for popping in to see what I have been up to!
Laura
xoxo

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