Sunday, July 4, 2010
Finally! Our house! And how we did it for so cheap!
Here's our stairs... haven't been able to afford carpet yet! =) Which is actually JUST fine since the kids would probably ruin it at this stage anyway....It is nice to not have to worry about it... The railings were also pulled from my parents remodel.. i just painted them...
This is the playroom! The chair was given to us, the toy holder and the play kitchen, also gifts. Kits Camera was having a 50% off enlargements and JoAnn Fabric had frames 60% off, so I put my best "play" pictures of Elle in there (Christian was still just in my tummy, so none of him yet...) .
This is the other side of the playroom... carpet reminant...(see the big stain in the middle...so glad we didn't pay for "real" carpet yet!) the TV was a gift from friends, the TV stand/cabinet was 60% off at IKEA simply because the key was lost for the lock. Behind the photo of Elle at the beach is the laundry closet... I LOVE having it on the same floor as the bedrooms!
Here's our wood stove. We try to have this be our main source of heat. I love the kettle on top, it is so nice to have hot water "on tap" for tea or cider or hot chocolate. Oh, and here is a close up of the kitchen shelves. Yes, we use mason jars for glasses, the copper tea kettle is from my gandma, the brackets and mirror from my mom's work, Lynch Creek Floral. (In Shelton, WA- great store!)
There you have it! We also saved money by installing the flooring, the trim, the siding (but had some great friends that came and helped with that!), and the deck roofs. My dad helped immensly to install the decks and sofits and all the "little stuff" one doesn't realize is SO MUCH... closet rods, closet shelves (which we used left over scraps for), towel rods, toilet paper rolls, the wainscotting, the exterior trim, the bats on the exterior of house, and more.. We painted the interior of the house on our own and had a friend help paint the exterior. It was A LOT of work, especially beings that I was pregnant for the whole process, but it was great to be able to build a custom house at a very minimum cost.