{Bybel Abode: Progress}

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It’s been a whirlwind three weeks.  We bought a house that needed some work and we knew it.  What we didn’t expect was the break your back, on your hands-and-knees sanitation that needed to take place to even live comfortably.

This place is old and was vacant for almost 10 months, so needless to say there’s a lot of bugs, dust, grime, grit, grossness and general dirtiness.  Being comfortable in my new home requires a lot more work than touching up paint and hanging art.  And my favorite purchase thus far has been a pair of yellow rubber gloves and a package of work clothes from the Home Depot.

We’ve made a lot of progress in 22 days.  Some fun, some necessary and all without marital strife (although the comment, “We’re about to have some serious conflict…” has been tossed out in the world once).  Friends and family have continued to bless us with much needed assistance and celebrations of progress.  We’re super grateful and humbled and loving seeing our house become a home at the hands of those we love most.

And now that I’ve finished writing my mushy-gushy note, we’ll share some of the progress!

Gutted, repainted and re-shelved pantry

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Washed walls, primer and paint in 2 of 3 bedrooms.  (Helpful hint: If you’re going to replace your carpets, you don’t have to worry about paint getting on them – so live in paint-covered freedom!)  Colors: Polar Bear and Porpoise by Behr

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IMG_2662 Modernizing up in this place with some 3-prong outlets!

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 Oh, and foreign concept for my 1961 home…light!  We now have a light and fan in our master!

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Curtains in 2 out of 3 bedrooms.

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Open floor plan created!

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And a real life laundry room!!!  Inclusive of but not limited to my refrigerator actually being in the kitchen.

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And that doesn’t include deep cleaning bathrooms, painting doors, unpacking, lines all the shelves and drawers in the kitchen, moving furniture numerous times depending on where work was taking place and a variety of other not-so-fun but necessary work.

Up next?  Finish laundry room, paint bedroom #3 and new carpets in the bedrooms!

Happy Home Improvement! {Devin}


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