Welcome to a little house update friends! I’ve had lots of people ask about the house lately so I thought I’d do a quick post on where we are at the moment. The pictures are just off my phone, nothing fancy, but this will give you a peak into the project.
If you are new to the blog, here’s what’s going on. My husband and I are nearly 21 months into your DIY house build. We bought our dream property (7 acres overlooking our favorite mountains) in 2014 and started planning our dream house then. We told my mom (who went to college for drafting) all the things that we did and didn’t want in a house and she hand-drew us plans in 2015. My husband (an engineer) took those plans, digitized them, and tweaked them over and over again into our version of perfection. We started building our own house in January of 2016! It’s been a LONG road and mama is tired, but now that we are getting so close to moving into our forever home, it’s getting so exciting. Building your own house isn’t for everyone (heck, I don’t think it’s for me) but my husband has loved this journey and it’s going to be beautiful under his careful eye.
You can catch up on all of my house building updates here.
So currently we have all the painting done (yay!), except for the walls that we are going to put ship-lap on (the living room and both sides of our stairwell). We did get help on painting. I’m losing steam, and if we want to be in by Christmas, help is a must. I had the upstairs primed so they finished priming, painted the ceiling, and did a few of the main colors, then I came back in and painted smaller rooms and closets the colors that I wanted. I LOVE all of the colors I picked and wish the pictures did them justice.
Kitchen cabinets get here MONDAY!!! This is a huge milestone in my mind. I’ve been dreaming of this kitchen (pictured) and the cabinets for years. Seeing them in the house will probably make me tear up. So this is the kitchen. Where the walls aren’t finished yet will be my tile backsplash. You can also see some of the furniture that I’ve been collecting just waiting to get settled into the new house. I got a new hutch (it’s huge!) to display all my pretties and I got all of the kids new beds. It was time! After 12 years of “making-do” I’m looking forward to decorating and getting some things that I like and fit the space well.