Care to see the current condition of the Knuth household?!
Ok, you can judge.
And if you're blessed with a house from the 80's---then you'll understand.
Or the 70's? I'm not real sure when brown shag carpet and wood panels were in?
ENJOY the pictures....
(but please come find me in a week or two to see the FINAL reveal!)
And remember--we are remodeling on a b u d g e t .
We're a one-income family with a husband that already works 80 hour weeks....
and as much as I'd love to have some money trees growing in the back yard-we are fresh out.
Anyway--here is the house b e f o r e pictures...
like I warned it's pretty awful...
|*this was actually taken in December--because I don't have a picture of one of the walls before we started our renovation. (Notice the very VERY small 5 week old in my arms?)|
|side door to house|
|one of the back doors|
|this is an old picture because we no longer have the BROWN recliner. Yes, brown dominated our house!|
|did I mention we needed to fix our ceiling as well?|
|so much brown you can hardly SEE the black chairs...|
|take note of the always stylish brown carpet|
|other side---also brown! excuse the ladder...|
|a little white paint here and there (the fun has started)|
-foreground-ipad, Gerber puffs and Boppy
|good bye brown paneling I won't miss you!!|
|oh yes, here's our lovely shelve system--ignore the neon blue lights they won't be there long|
|no more brown carpet but look what we found underneath!? |
Good day yellow linoleum... who ever thought going from the yellow linoleum to the brown shag?
|we should of just stopped here and kept this--so inviting!|
|our sweet friends came by to give us a hand with some painting|
-Kie is just hanging out with his dad-
*we didn't leave him in the paint room long-just a few minutes to snap a picture
|Our floors are FINALLY down (no baseboard yet)|
|Oh and here is where our furniture has been the last few days---guess it's a good thing it never rains.|
|baseboards I've been painting (at least our yard looks better than the house)|
|And our work area-where all the cuts we make.|
(Notice all the wake boards?)
Sooo there you have it.
If you are BLESSED with brown panel walls like we had--then you understand and feel my pain.
There's not much that looks good with it.
Our house is old and needed a face lift...however we are on a limited budget.
And so we have done all the work ourselves.
And we never use a credit card (cash only-thanks Dave Ramsey!) so we have to get crafty when it comes to fixing things up.
Anyway--come back soon to see the finished product. I'm praying that in two weeks we will be back up and running again.
Until next time,