Sunday, November 7, 2010

Some Before and After Pictures

Ben and Adam working on the plumbing downstairs. Is everyone just thinking "that deer paneling is the best in the whole world!!" or what?
Mom decided she really liked the nail gun. She kept stealing it from Janiece which was hilarious! We were having a blast!
This is what we look like every day at the end of the day. The house is making us gray headed!!!! YIKES!!!
Mom and Adam fixing our toilet at about 11pm while Ben was working. Mom, Janiece and I thought we could hold the toilet up a little bit and get the hideous blue carpet out from under it so we could lay new flooring...we were WRONG! Either we are super strong women or the bolts to the toilet were super old....I prefer to think the first thought, but the toilet decided to rip out with the carpet. Needless to say, there was a lot of screaming as the toilet was flying at us (ok maybe it wasn't flying that fast but we have to add drama here). But the toilet is now in the tub and will hopefully be replaced tomorrow in it's rightful spot!

This week Janiece, Mom and I used the table saw, air compressor, nail gun and 2 paint sprayers all in one day! It was quite a day! You should've seen the guy at Lowe's when we were picking out our wood to make board and batten walls in the living room. Classic! So in one day we cut and installed board and batten in the living room, painted the ceiling, painted the walls 2 different colors, pulled up all the carpet and all the tack strips, took Jonna to Branson, then Mom delivered her and all her friends from Branson to their homes after midnight then had issues with the Suzuki and had to call Mom at 2:00AM to come pick us up! It was a LONG day and it was only 2 days ago so we're still a little tired. But the living room looks AMAZING. These pictures do not do it justice so I guess all of you will just have to come visit ;-)

We are SO tired of painting white. I've already went through at least 5 gallons which is odd because we never paint white...we like color! But look what a difference it makes in this hall!


Paige said...

This looks completely AMAZING! I cannot believe how fantastic everything is turning out. You ladies (and the boys too) have done an incredible job and I am so glad that you share all the pictures so we can admire your hard work. Great job!

Paige :)

Jemma said...

Thanks Paige!!! We really needed that at this point ;-) I can't wait until it's done. You should've came with Brian the first time he came over to see how hideous that carpet was. He'll think he's in the wrong house next time he visits ;-)

Janiece said...

Boys- doing work? Nope- Its just us! (ok, I guess they've done some things LOL!) Its just that they are doing all the crap work that makes absolutely NO difference in the aesthetic appeal (such as fixing all the leaks). While we are tired of painting, at least we see night and day difference in our work! I'd rather have our job than theirs any day. Hopefully we can get most of the house done this week!!!

Janet said...

I'm amazed at the amount of work you've done in such a short time...and I still haven't managed to paint my little front door....pitiful. It's looking great.