Saturday, May 23, 2009

Old vs. New

While I've posted a few pics here and there of the new goings on with the house saga, I realized that I haven't put many on the blog. For those that don't know, Dave and I are officially in the addition now- in our new room!!! Dave's work slowed a little bit this winter, so he thought he'd take a "week off" of work to work hard on the house and at least "finish" the basement. Funny, on day in February, I was on the phone with my friend, Erika, all giddy because I thought we would be in the new room within a week. Dave comes upstairs and says, "Matt's coming over later to help me move the heavier furniture."
WHAT?!?!?! Today?!?!? YIPEE!
Needless to say, this girl can be pretty strong and determined when she wants to be. I moved most of the bedroom myself! I just needed help with the frames of the dressers and mattresses. So, for those of you who haven't seen the old (or even the new) bedroom, I've placed some old and new in here so you can see a side by side of the improvements in my boudoir!

My old ceiling and light fixture: (yes, I slept under that for 4 years!)

I'm actually slightly embarrassed to post this picture.

My new ceiling and light fixture:

My old closet:

(this is a water line to the outside spigot)

My new closet:(that triangle is the stairs coming down)

This is the first time I have been able to hang dresses up in our room!

My old favorite wall:(oh wait!!! That's not a wall!)

Perhaps its a good time to tell you we slept in a basement/utility room/office/laundry area.

My new favorite wall:

The old linens and window:

New linens and window treatments:

We still need carpeting, but are getting by with some area rugs and remnants. Dave also plans on building a built-in bookshelf behind the door. This probably won't happen until it becomes a guest room. Every night when I go to bed, I'm still reminded how incredibly blessed I am! I can't wait to show more old/new pics as the house progresses!

Currently: We're saving for trim work. We're almost half way there!

1 comment:

Candi said... are doing a great job!!

As I sit here and look at the dust that is covering my coffee table from my husband sanding a cabinet for our kitchen remodel, I keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end.