Thursday, July 9, 2009

We Are Finished!

Ugh. That's about all I can say about getting our house ready to put on the market. We didn't make our original deadline, which was Monday, but now we are finally finished. The last five days have been especially grueling as each day we woke up determined to get it all done, but every project seemed to take ten times longer than we thought it would. The kids have watched more TV this week than I care to admit, but now we can finally sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor, and even if we don't sell quickly, at least we have a nicer environment in which to live!

Here are a couple of Before and After shots to prove that we really have been working:

Kitchen Before:

Kitchen After:

New paint, new flooring, new cabinet doors, new countertops. Our dishwasher was leaking and would've cost almost as much to fix as to replace and our repair guy gave us a good deal on this almost-new model.

Dining Room Before:

Dining Room After:

This room turned out even better than I imagined. I was going to keep the red curtains but accidentally shrunk them in the wash. Oops. I do miss the kids' art hanging up, but they made me feel better by just coloring directly on the freshly-painted wall instead:

Of course they never touched the wall before it was painted.