Now thats a HOUSE of a different color!

April 21st, 2011

For some unknown reason, I’ve taken to saying “thats a horse of a different color” in everyday conversation. I am not sure if this makes me extra cool or extra nerdy, but I do know that every time I say it, I think to myself, “I can’t believe you said something so stupid”, and then forget what I was talking about.  Of course writing this pushes the cool-o-meter strictly into the extra nerdy column. (And just so you know, when we finally get around to painting the outside of the house, I’m totally using this blog post title again).

2011 has been a very eventful year – having a baby and all, and now we’re capping it off with the purchasing of our little family’s very first home! We are so excited as you can see by our huge grins in this awesomely cheesy photo:

I especially love how Baby Project (BP) is passed out in his car seat. We are officially closing on the house today. It needs A LOT of work, but luckily Mr. Project is very handy.  And of course the best part of all of this is that my blog can become home of “THE PROJECT HOUSE” where we can show all our home renovations as we go along. And trust me there will be a lot of them. Anything you can imagine being done to a house, we are going to do to it. We might as well sell our souls to Home Depot right now.  Monday is go-time with popcorn ceiling scraping… you probably don’t need to see that… but I will show you before photos soon! We are hoping to move in about 6 weeks. This is what will need to get done to make it happen:

  • scrape ceilings
  • tear down some unnecessary walls
  • remove ALL trim/casings
  • install new windows/extra windows
  • add necessary walls (frame, drywall)
  • put in recessed lighting, move outlets, fix non-working outlets
  • re-texture ceilings and drywall
  • put up new railing on stairs/overlook
  • replace ALL trim/casings
  • PAINT!
  • install all new flooring

Whew! I think the list took me 6 weeks to make ha! And you haven’t even seen the list of what needs to get done AFTER we move in. Well regardless of all the work, we are SO EXCITED to get started on it and really have fun making the place ours, and gorgeous of course.  Stay tuned for updates!

8 responses to “Now thats a HOUSE of a different color!”

  1. Laura says:

    At least the yard does not need any work at all. How gorgeous is that??? And I’m sure the house is going to be fantastic when you guys get done with it. 🙂

  2. TracyDK says:

    You can always claim to being a “Wizard of Oz” fan. “ of a different color” was said when Dorothy and the others got into Emerald City and they saw the rainbow horse. 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    I love the landscaping and if anyone can make that house beautful inside, it would be both of you! Just a word of caution, I’ve heard that the popcorn ceilings can have asbestos in it. Have you checked into that? Just don’t want you guys to be exposed if there is some in it.

  4. Alys says:

    So excited for you! That sounds like a lot of projects for the hubs. Good thing he is handy and talented, huh? Can’t wait to see more pics.

  5. DoggiNo says:

    Truly exciting times ! Congratulations and good luck ! It’s a lot of work but I’m sure you’ll soon turn this house into a home.

  6. Lisa says:

    Congratulations! My husband is a real estate broker and can send you a 10% coupon for Lowe’s, which you can use at Home Depot if you prefer. Let me know if you want one, super easy to send. Can even email it!

  7. YAY! Congratulations! Home buying is so much stress but home fixing up can be awesome. I’ve been working on mine for almost two years (wow… two years already) and it’s neat to look back at how it used to look and know that I fixed it 🙂 GOOD LUCK!

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