Demolition Part 2

Here is the second part of the house demolition. We knocked down the rest of the drywall and several walls, tore up the floors, and started with the roof. The leaves were falling and so were our walls! The weather was turning cooler, but our enthusiasm for the project was heating up! Okay, enough silly puns! 😉

Also, I apologize for the poor photo quality. I don’t have a great camera and I didn’t have an iPhone at that point. I hope to someday own a DSLR, but for now it’s just a dream! 🙂

Here are the pictures!

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These are the BURNED electrical wires that were in the house! Can you say “Fire hazard”?

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The downstairs bathroom

DSCN0222,bathroom renovationA side view of the bathroom


Andrew taking down part of the wall

DSCN0218, kitchen renovationThe kitchen minus everything but the sink and a table

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The living room

DSCN0182, home renovation, bedroom renovationA look into the front bedroom on the main floor

DSCN0181, home renovationThe hallway and bedrooms on the main floor. The room in the left corner was the spiderman

DSCN0209, home renovationThe tools were set up in the dining room

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DSCN0205, home renovationUp the stairs to reveal…

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… a big open space!

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Down the middle from Mom’s room toward mine

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The floor. Yes, you can see downstairs – a little disconcerting to me.

DSCN0199, home renovationThe ceiling and the open air above. They were also working on the roof at this point.

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Pops and his ladder! 🙂

Next up is our new roof! The roof was “high” on our list of things to do before winter. Oh goodness, I guess I’m feeling punny today! 🙂


Two very eager workers!!


Part of the old roof torn off


The first half of the roof completed! My Pops and Nana chose a green metal roof. I think that the green ties in nicely with the surrounding trees and  I LOVE metal roofs. The sound of the rain is so calming and since I have an upper level bedroom, I will get to hear it well!


Here is the completed roof and just in time for the snow! Actually, it’s not all finished at this point. Pops wanted to wait to do the back half of the kitchen until he added the addition so that he could tie those areas together.

Have a Happy Wednesday! 🙂


Bedroom Inspiration

Since we purchased our new home nearly a year ago, I’ve had plenty of time to think up ideas and designs for my new bedroom. I’ve scoured Pinterest and magazines and I must admit that I haven’t nailed down any solid ideas yet. It has been a bit of a challenge to envision what the room will look like because we totally changed the layout and lighting. Now that things are finally falling into place (windows and drywall), I’m really starting to work towards a design plan. I know that I want a light and bright design because my room has only two windows – one in the front and a skylight –  and  I want to make it as bright as possible with my color choices. I’m leaning towards blues and greens for the wall color. I’m kind of thinking a lot of white, sea green, and a few bright pinks for accents, and some navy/brown to ground it. We shall see what it actually turns out like.

Here are a few of the rooms that I’m drawing inspiration from:

1. I love softness and femininity of this room


Source: via Katie on Pinterest

2. This room is very calming


Source: via Katie on Pinterest

3. The orange and pink are so pretty against the white

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Source: via Katie on Pinterest

4. I adore navy and this Lily Pulitzer design is gorgeous

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Source: via Katie on Pinterest

5. Green, navy, and white


Source: via Katie on Pinterest

6. I like the white with soft hints of green and blue

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Source: via Katie on Pinterest

I can’t wait to show you all what the finished room will look like! I’m so excited to see some colorful changes in my new room!