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BC: Our First Place

FC: 103 Lincoln Our house and the little bit of renovations we did... | The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard

1: First up: The Bathroom | Everything had to go...

2: And demo begins...

3: Our options for the shower were dynamite or shower surround

4: Looking better...

5: Ta Da! Now we can finally shower...

6: Master Bedroom: Before | Nice wallpaper huh?

7: Master Bedroom: After

8: Dining Room: Before

9: During...

11: ...And After!

12: And then we move on to the living room...big mirror, green carpet and more wallpaper... | Steph draws up some floor plans

13: Big mirror = Big pain | Chris plans the furniture layout

14: Peeling Party Anyone?

15: Or maybe a painting party instead.

16: Crown molding seemed like a good idea at the time... | ...little did we know what a pain it would be.!

17: But the end result was so worth it!

18: Moving on into the sunroom | The Matt Foote Honorary Corner

19: Updated the gold curtains | A major improvement

20: Hallway/ Stairs

21: Steph tries to figure out where to start...

22: Well well, what do we have here? Wood paneling UNDER the wallpaper??

23: Last Step: Replacing the carpet

24: The Office | Oh look, more wallpaper...

25: Seven layers later...

26: The Guest Room | While Chris is gone to the Dominican Republic, Melissa decides to tackle the guest room

27: Five layers on three of the walls and three layers plus wood paneling on the other | The first red was a little too bright...

28: The Third Floor aka Melissa's office | Much the same...just a lot more stuff!

29: So as we are creating our own dust inside, our street, driveway and front lawn are being dug up (this continued ALL SUMMER and most of fall)

30: A look at the outside before:

31: So for the first summer, we just tried to maintain the jungle of weeds in the backyard

32: Slowly our street began to look like a street again and not a war zone | The huge pine and a bunch of stumps were removed the following spring

33: Spring 2010: The Backyard | First up: New Fence and Rose Garden | Hands down the best investment EVER: The Sawzall | Killian was helpful, as usual

34: As Chris worked away hauling bricks, sawing down old fence and digging holes, Michael and Melissa transformed the side into a rose garden

35: I hope it stays!

36: And it's up!! | With Chris' headlamp there was no need to quit at dark!

37: With the fence in place, Miguel The Gardener was able to work his magic

38: June 2010: We began the biggest project of all: The Kitchen

39: Day 1: DEMO | Dad taking out the first piece...

41: Quite a successful first day...

42: Basement/Hall Before

44: Looks sturdy, let's move the steps!

45: Stairs moved: Check! | Will someone please pay attention to me?

46: Next up, closing up old doorway, leveling floor and making new doorway

47: Yes, this is how we had to lock the door | A million uses for duct tape... | Going...going...GONE

48: Making the ceiling all one level. Seemed like a good idea.

49: The house was a mess all summer | Had to get creative with dining | Closed up the small window in the back, reshingled the outside and painted! Like it was never there...

50: We widened the doorway to the dining room | Will someone PLEASE play with me??

51: Framing out half bath and closet

52: Getting rid of the old cabinets. We were not sorry to see them go | Found some super old chocolate chips. Cookies anyone?

53: Getting rid of the old insulation, putting up new insulation, a new back door, new steps and an outside light. Whew.

54: Finally, after two months of demolition and removing EVERYthing..we started putting it back together.

55: Let there be light!

56: Dad secures the final piece... | ...and the taping and mudding begin. | It starts to look like a room again, instead of a disaster zone!

57: Leveling out the floor and painting!

58: With the floor all one level, Steph goes to town on the new floor.

59: It's like it was never there... | Mixing up the grout

60: The cabinets are here!! | We use Mom and Dad's old sink so we can finally have water again!

61: We have a bathroom! | And doors! | And a microwave!! | Anybody want to play with me yet?

62: Steph installs the backsplash | Chris puts up the closet organizer

63: And finally, after months of blood, sweat and tears...the kitchen is finished.

64: New stairs and walls in the basement | Just a few more projects...

66: Spring 2011: Time to tackle the front of the house

67: Once again, Miguel works his magic.

68: And...let's build a deck while we're at it! | Seriously guys? Another project??

69: We wasted no time to start using it!

70: We had the side backyard sodded to make a bigger lawn | Adding railings...not as easy as it looks.

71: And the finished product: | Home Sweet Home

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