Our Andover House Project // The Guest Bedroom Pt. 2

We finished it!

Annnnd sorry to those of you who were bummed out by my last post not being the whole story start to finish. I was surprised how many of you reached out and told me it was a total buzz-kill getting to the bottom and not seeing the finished product. (Oopsie daisies) I am happy to have the honest feedback though, keeps me on my toes! . . . . . . ( gets out mental feedback notebook )

- Add "part 1" or "in progress" to future posts. 
Check. Okay, got it. 


Now that that's settled, I am excited to report that it is FINISHED!!! Progress photos and one short video below!

3, 2, 1, SCROLLLLL! 

Galvanized Shutter! Here we come! 


Here it is, in all of it's empty glory.

When we got the shutter up I couldn't help but think that it looked like a little shop or something. Now that I've been down there a few times I'm getting more and more used to it and like it! 

In other news, I'll share a little "real life" with you all and show you the current state of our sad and overly crowded Office at the moment. Oliver and I are SO READY to begin organizing everything. What you can't really see is the 1/4" layer of sheetrock dust covering just about every surface. Yay... time to get busy! 

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In between editing, sessions, yardwork, laundry, outdoor projects, family stuff, and Mom stuff . . . . this is where I'll be. Organizing and FINALLY being able to make these rooms actually look pretty. Ahhhh, I cannot wait to get my dust on! 

As always, thank you so much for visiting. 

May happiness find you in your day, today.



Our Andover House Project // The Guest Bedroom

We've always called it "Luke's Room" because our good friend Luke lived with us for a few months back in 2016 buuut, the future guest bedroom is underway and already nearing it's finish. I thought after Oliver arrived most construction would stop for a few months. Well, my assumptions failed me (luckily) and Darin has been just as busy with updates now than he was beforehand. 

We've been itching to get outside and finish the deck, start working on the detached garage, build the front deck, put up a fence in the backyard... the list goes on, and we're EXCITED! But we aren't big on leaving things halfway done and starting another project. Soo GUEST BEDROOM! 

The previous owners were really into their bright color palette! RED. EVERYWHERE. And might I say, they weren't the best of painters. In almost every room there was roller marks that had hit the ceiling and in the guest bedroom they even smudged red into the totally trendy cedar shakes... eesh. Not our cup of tea.

Here's the bedroom before it evolved into "Luke's Room" 

Patched and painted over that red, and Luke moved in! Unfortunately I never snagged a shot of his bachelor pad all set up (I know, I know), but he kept things pretty tidy for a 30 year old. Not to mention he loved spending hot summer days chopping up logs free of charge. No complaints here! Except maybe that the back of the house was so unsightly.

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Yeah, seriously. Most awesome roommate goes to that guy. Anyway, below is how it looked for about a year; a storage room and crash-pad for friends who stayed a little too late. 


Then we decided to get busy. What better day than January 7th, 2018 to start demolition!?


>>>    Eh-hem, my due date was the 7th    <<<


Darin has become quite the pro at replacing windows too, even in January.

Tore down the ceiling, and day by day he started making progress. 

And here it sits currently.

There are only a few more coats of white to go on the paneling and trim, I need to pick out a light, we have to install my corrugated metal (EEEEEE, can you guess where!?) annd then of course paint it pretty, lay the floor and FINALLY make it a bedroom with decor complete with a closet. YAY.

Hopefully we'll be finishing up within the next month or so depending on work schedules and time.

Thanks for checking things out! Stay tuned for more posts, I've got some beautiful sessions coming up that I know will be more than blog worthy.