Our First Home

^^^in Kansas. 

Chad and I have had so much fun being home owners!

Chad loves all the house projects while I love painting and decorating. We make a pretty good team! 🙂

It’s crazy how much something as little as a painting can make a space look more lively.

I painted almost all of the artwork hanging up in our house!

Here are the before and after pictures of our house:

As you can see below, our house definitely needed a little tender loving care.

Our house shortly after we purchased it.

Our house shortly after we purchased it.

Chad and I were SO lucky to have both of our families help us with all the manual labor. There is no way we could have built the fence and put in all the landscaping without a few extra set of hands. However, Chad was a rockstar installed the sprinkler system all by himself. I was pretty impressed!

Our house after installing a sprinkler system, building a fence, and doing some landscaping!

Our house after installing a sprinkler system, building a fence, and doing some landscaping!

We did a lot of work to the inside of our house as well…we painted every room and even painted the trim.

This is what our living room looked like before...

This is what our living room looked like before

We were so lucky to have our family to help…especially in the living room. Check it out!

This is what our living room looks like after...

This is what our living room looks like after

Here is another after shot in our living room.

(The rocking chair in the corner was a gem found at a garage sale that my Mom painted and recovered.)

Living Room - After

Living Room – After

..and another before picture from the living room.

Living Room Wall - Before

Living Room Wall – Before

…..and after!

Living room wall - After

Living Room Wall – After

Our dining room was an eye sore when we first moved in…

Our Dining Room - Before

Our Dining Room – Before

Thanks to my Mom, who managed to find our dining room table and chairs at a garage sale! She painted and recovered them for us as a housewarming gift. It was so sweet of her. I will make sure to post a before picture on the DIY page 🙂

Our Dining Room - After

Our Dining Room – After

Here is our kitchen before painting and getting new appliances.

Kitchen - Before

Kitchen – Before

I am SO happy with how the green paint turned out!! I would highly recommend it 🙂

Kitchen - After

Kitchen – After (I had to shut the shade because the sun was just too bright!

The entryway…

Entry way - Before

Entry Way – Before

…and after! (the lighting is never perfect at this angle)

Entry way- After

Entry Way – After

The spare bedroom before was so bland…

Spare bedroom before

Spare Bedroom – Before

It’s crazy what a little paint, window treatment, and decor will do! 🙂

Spare bedroom - After

Spare Bedroom – After

Here is another view. You can’t see it very well right now, but Chad and I made the tufted headboard–it was so much fun!!

Spare bedroom - after

Spare Bedroom – After

Here is another bedroom that we turned into and office / room for our baby dog.

Another spare bedroom before

Another Spare Bedroom – Before

Our new office space!

office space - after

Office Space – After

Here is another view…

office - After

Office – After

…and a third view

Office - After

Office – After

…and the LAST view with our sweet baby dog, Bentley.

office space / Bentley's bedroom - After

Office Space / Bentley’s Bedroom – After

Here is the guest bathroom before…

Guest Bathroom - Before

Guest Bathroom – Before

…and after!

Guest Bathroom - After

Guest Bathroom – After

Here is the Master bathroom before…

Master Bathroom - Before

Master Bathroom – Before

…and after! Even though you can’t see it. We did change out the hideous light fixtures in both bathrooms!

Master Bathroom - After

Master Bathroom – After

The last picture I have to share with you today… the laundry room!

Laundry Room - Before

Laundry Room – Before

The laundry room was so fun. I needed it to be a bright/fun color…to make doing laundry enjoyable 🙂

Laundry Room - After

Laundry Room – After

…and another picture for you since you can’t really see the pretty purple paint and the paintings my dearest friend, Kelsy, painted for me while we were studying abroad in Australia (back in 2006)…

Laundry Room - After

Laundry Room – After

Eventually, I will upload a picture of our master bedroom!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our first home as husband and wife 🙂

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