Thursday, August 09, 2012

2 years ago...

We were looking at our photos the other night and we happened to stop at August 2010.  It was so fun to take a few minutes to stop and reminiscence.  A LOT has changed in two years!  It really is unbelievable.  I often get discouraged that we are not done with the house yet, but looking back at the pictures was a good reminder for me that we have done a lot of work and have come along way!  As we were looking we realized that so many of our friends and family have wither never seen our house or only saw it before (and I know some of you were worried about me bringing a child into it! It was a mess!) so we thought we would do a quick photo tour to give an update...and hopefully convince some hesitant, long distance loves that we do live in and nice place and come see it in person!  We promise you won't have to sleep in a trailer in the drive way (still feel bad about that Jess!)
The construction pictures were all taken in August 2010, about 50 days before Hudson was due!! I didn't do a great job of photographing everything, so most of the before pictures are from when we walked through the house with a realtor (not our stuff.)  Here we go!
                                                            Walking in the front door -
The before view from the front door...
The new view from the front door.
The old kitchen...
The new kitchen (below).

We were able to re-use and refinish all the old cabinets.
Notice all the little Hudson touches?  Trucks and trains are parked all around and if you look closely there is a little blue string from Hudson's balloon in several pictures. It has been floating all around the house, sneaking in pictures and scaring me at night. 
Britt, he uses your guys in the most imaginative ways! We will come back to the sunroom.
Back to the old entry way.
The new one.
The old living room. Yes, that is a full sized stuffed grizzly bear.
The new, I think Hudson would probably prefer the bear, but oh well!
The old bathroom. AND the master carpenter who made it all possible.
The new.
Shower in progress
Shower completed!
Hudson's bedroom before.
Hudson's bedroom after.
Now for the fun part and all the real work, the addition.
The house use to end here.
But Glenn punched a hole in the wall.
And Steve helped him turn it into a beautiful addition!

Looking into the Sunroom!

The window seat I always wanted!

Colin made this sweet reading lamp from an old railroad light.
Looking back into the kitchen from Sunroom.
Again, thanks to everyone (especially this guy) who helped! We could not have done it without you! THANK YOU!
Like I said, I sometimes get discouraged because we aren't done yet! But it is a work in progress, we still have the master bedroom and bathroom to finish (the construction is done, I just need to organize and decorate) and some outside landscaping to finish up.  Here is one pic of the outside from last year, we have done lots of work since then, but I hear Hudson moving around in his bed, so my time is up!

Ohh and we figured out how to get the Scamp cushions back into their covers.  Of course, all we had to do was google it and there was a super easy but not so obvious solution.  If you need to wash some cushions but are afraid you will never get them back into their cover or if you are just board, check this out this link (fast forward to 1:26 to watch the magic) And yes, we spent all night doing this, although Colin was not quite as excited about it as the ladies in the video.


Natalie Acklin said...

I LOVE your house. You guys have done so much. It looks stunning. So so impressive. Chris and I really need to come out - maybe in the spring??

eabetzler said...

Thanks NUNU! Please do!! We want you any and all the time!