Hey friends! Today's post wraps up our "When We Bought a House" post and gives you a glimpse into what our future renovation plans are.
If you read our last post "When We Bought a House Pt. 1" you know that we left off discussing our quick house hunt, closing and the count down to our wedding was less than two weeks away. Now as previously discussed we fell in love with our new house and the potential it offered. As most of you know we are kind of suckers for renovating, updating and taking houses and making them ours, so it was basically a challenge we happily faced.
As soon as we got the keys to our new home it was time for us to get to work. Now there were a few things that we knew we needed to have happen, BEFORE we moved in officially and they were as followed: rip up all of the blue carpet from all three bedrooms and two bathrooms, remove the tan carpet in the front office area, remove wallpaper from entry way, kitchen, and both bathrooms, and get everything freshly painted, and install NEW toilets.
Now considering our wedding was less than two weeks away we had to be smart about what money we spent and how we allocated our "renovation" budget. Being the DIY-ers that we are, we made several trips to Home Depot bought masks, gloves and drove to the house and got to work.
I think back on that time and I am pretty sure we were working off of little sleep, wedding nerve excitement and a whole LOT of redbull. We managed to get all the carpet up in one day, picked out tile for bedrooms, hallway and bathroom. We even worked alongside the painters so that we could speed up the wall paper removal process. #TeamWork
After many long days, ~500 trips to Home Depot and working like dogs, we met our goals and had everything moved in one day before our rehearsal dinner. Our wedding went off without a hitch and we honeymooned in our new home enjoying each other's company and rearranging our furniture many times.
It's been so fun to look back and reflect on that time and how far we have come with our home. We are now gearing up for our first true renovation and we have been Pinning up a storm! We are looking forward to sharing with you before and afters and design tips along the way! Thanks for reading.
**PSA buying a house that needs some work two weeks before your wedding is not for the faint of hearts. If you do decide you're up for the challenge contact us today!