Wednesday, July 30, 2008

House Update

I realized it has been over six months since I updated about our remodeling project we are in the middle (please say end?!?) of. We have never remodeled a house together that we actually live in and I can now see why. Besides the added stress we currently have in our life...like shutting down a 15-year company and loss of income...we have had the joy of this additional stress on top of it. Maybe this is why my eye won't stop twitching!!
I think I may need to check into an insane asylum!
We have now finished framing the kid's future bedrooms - we added a couple closets and my daddy just completed all the wiring - praise God for Dad's who can help so much!!
Last week we purchased 900 square feet of flooring from the "Hoop" that was bought by the Russian church. I think a basketball court would look fabulous in my living room, dining room and kid's bedrooms - don't you?? We will post a picture of the finished flooring someday.
There was a fireplace that was painted very bright red in the living room - so the kids and I primed it this week to say goodbye to the red!
You will have to stay tuned to see the completed fireplace - I will be painting it the same color as the front door and the chimney outside. Hopefully that will be done before Curtis puts the flooring in front of it - I had better get going!!
Curtis had this very cool idea to write all over the sub flooring. We are putting lots of scriptures and sayings we want to declare for our family. Emma has had a lot of fun with this and when Cody returns from camp next week he can add a bunch.
Emma thought we should put our family mission statement right inside the front door - good idea guys! It is nice to know we are covered in the word of God under our feet every day!
I am confident we will all survive this season and look back with "fond" memories. We will definitely be able to say God provided - which if for nothing else, makes it all worth it!

15 comments:

Kelli said...

wow, that is going to look so great when it's all finished. Hang in there...a bigger house is coming!!!

Val H said...

looking great. That house will be a lot of fun once you are done.

The Aldridge's said...

I love the scripture under the flooring, that is a great idea!

Julie said...

love the verses in the entry! i love the fireplace...and its not even painted yet! its going to be beautiful!

Tawnya P. said...

I too have to agree that the scripture idea is awesome!!

Mara said...

Meleea, I didn't know you guys were in the middle of remodeling! I haven't seen your eye twitch even once. I love the writing on the sub flooring! It's great being on leadership with you!

Trish said...

I love the picture of you helping lay the flooring.....in your super cute stylish top and pants!

Anonymous said...

Love to see your home! We are in the midst of a home remodel too (going from brady bunch 70's with 80's redo wreckage to something a little farm-house-ish which suits us much better). Your fireplace is lovely. We refinished ours about a year ago. I hope you'll post some "after" pictures when you are finished with it!

What color is your chimney?

meleea said...

trish - about my clothes - i usually wear major grubbies - emma just took a picture of me laying out a few pieces sunday after church.

the writing on the flooring has taken over - my dad got into it also - it is now everywhere!!

sara - my chimney is being painted the same color as the fireplace and front door - you will have to stay tuned!

mara - i love being on leadership with you too - it fun to get to know you!

Lee Ann said...

I love remodel pictures. Can't wait to see more as you go along. I love the writing on the floor. I'll have to remember that one....when we have a floor to write on ;-)

One- said...

We are not in the middle of remodeling, but we have been painting, and painting and painting! And when you paint, you have to clear out the room and take everything off the walls. So for about 2 weeks now everything has been crazy. I know 2 weeks isn't long, but it seems like it's never going to end. Good luck to ya. I will post pics of my new colors someday.

michelle said...

your place is looking great! i love your family mission statement! we still haven't done ours. you've inspired me. can't wait to see your finished house. you have great style Meleea, i'm sure it's going to be fabulous!

Shannon said...

house projects are definitely stressful! Looks like you guys are moving along! Can't wait to see the floor! Where will the hoop be? LOL

The Pace Posse said...

What a great idea to write all over the subfloor...wish we would have thought of that when we remodeled.

Hang in there...God has great plans for you where He has placed you now.

And... I LOVE your family mission statement.

Anonymous said...

probably time for another update - alot has changed since these were taken...