Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Home Owner

For a while now, my sister has been wanting to buy a house. However, her ex-husband basically screwed her credit up really good, so she thought buying a house was out of the question. She decided before Thanksgiving to really start looking into this next step in her life. She found a cute little house and then got approved for a home loan! She was excited.

I will get my hands on the before pictures of this house so you will be able to appreciate the updates. Beginning December 17th, we started painting and making some needed updates to her house. I went over last night and took pictures. She is just about all unpacked and settled. She is wanting to buy a bedroom suite for herself and then she will re-do her master bedroom and 1/2 bath. For now, everything else is pretty much complete.

When you see these pictures of her kitchen, think back about 12 years ago when jewel tones, fruit and plaid wallpaper were in. This kitchen had plaid marroon and cream wallpaper on the bottom part of the wall, fruit/vine wallpaper on the top part and HUNTER GREEN cabinets with cream and marron valances above the green cabinets. HIDEOUS!!! Check it out now:
The Living room had white walls and two of the wall had paneling that didn't even go all the way to the ceiling. So with some paint and a little crown molding - Viloa! A modern looking Living room:
Camryn's Room - This room is SO Camryn. Bright and girly!
Computer/Reading/TV Room (a.k.a. - the Safari Room)
Bathroom - This is not complete, but it is painted the color Andrea wanted. She is going to have brown and slate blue in this bathroom. She bought some tile for this bathroom as well. So as soon as that gets put in, I'll take more photos.
I'll go by sometime when it is light outside so that you can see the outside of the house. Andrea and Camryn are really excited to be in their own little house. I am so proud of her!


Billie said...

I'm VERY proud of her myself!

Joanna said...

Cute pictures! Very nice and cozy.