Adventures in Home Ownership

February 11, 2013


Whew! What a big weekend! Joe and I officially closed on our house Friday afternoon and have spent almost all our time there since. After having a celebratory pizza party on the floor Friday night with Jake, Amber, Baylen and Nutmeg, we got to work first thing Saturday morning when my mom arrived.

The house doesn’t come with any major projects, but there are enough odds and ends to keep us busy for weeks, including painting over some of the baby blue and bright green in a couple of the rooms. In addition to the five rooms that we got painted, we also survived the marital test of hanging drapes in the dining room together (4 hours later…) and have been eating off paper plates with plastic silverware for three days. I think we’ll have to continue to in this manner until our stuff arrives on Saturday.

That’s all for now! I’m rushing to get ready for my first day at the new job. It feels a bit like the first day of school and I’ll have to admit that I’m just a little nervous. Hopefully my new co-workers can overlook the fact that my nails are covered in paint rather than polish! I’ll check in with another update and better photos soon.

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  • Reply Christina February 11, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    YES–hanging blinds & drapes in a test in a marriage. Brian & I hung all the blinds in our house in 1 weekend, and it was so frustrating! We survived, though!

  • Reply Mindy Northrop February 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    SO exciting! I know I’m normally a silent stalker, but I wanted to pop in and say how happy I am for you guys. Your pictures remind me of my house A LOT when I first bought it. The windows especially. You’re going to have so much fun making it your own. Congratulations!

  • Reply poiresauchocolat February 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    What an exciting time! Your new house looks lovely. I hope your first day is going well šŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet February 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    So so excited for you, good luck today!!

  • Reply Urban Wife February 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I hope you’re having a great first day at the new job! šŸ™‚

    Your house is absolutely darling. At least, from the few pictures you’ve shared. I love wood floors (um, ok…I’m obsessed) and the big picture window.

  • Reply Gabby February 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    This is going to be us this time next week! I feel more prepared knowing to designate a whole 4 hours on our dining room drapes. šŸ™‚

    • Reply Madison Mayberry February 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Good luck! The second set we hung wasn’t so bad, just the first attempt. šŸ™‚

  • Reply thelane February 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    cant wait to see it all come together! i’m sure its going to be the cutest house on the block- happy new home:) – xo

    • Reply Madison Mayberry February 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks! I’m hoping to have some pictures to share soon after we get all our stuff moved in this weekend. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint can do for a house.

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