Thankful for the Finished Product!
As you know, I’ve been busy, busy, busy getting our house ready for sale.
I’ve cleaned up over 4 years of grime, chucked out copious amounts of crap (4 trailer loads to the tip so far and counting!) and have removed some bittersweet memories as we make the house ready for some new occupants.
I wrote a post a month back now confessing how bad my house had gotten – go on, have a read of the post before you read more here, okay? It will have far more impact that way, trust me!
Now that the house is ready to go on the market (our first open house is set for this Saturday – yikes!) I thought I should show you the finished product.
Are you ready? Here goes…
My bedroom was messy and cluttered. We had so much stuff piled up against our window, and the crazy part was, none of it even belonged there! God I hope I don’t let things get that bad again…just don’t look too closely under the bed, there is still a few things to clear out from under there!
We also replaced the fan light and gave everything a good scrub – it almost looks like a showroom ready room, doesn’t it?
The Girls’ Room
The girls’ room was seriously cluttered. There were so many toys without a dedicated space so we had no choice but to send quite a few of them to the storage shed. The girls weren’t too happy about that but hopefully they will be reunited with all their toys sooner rather than later.
We also added some pretty sheer curtains and scrubbed and painted over the window sill to remove Matilda’s scribblings – they were cute but unfortunately they had to go.
The Boy’s Room
The boy’s room was, like the rest of the house, cluttered and untidy and in sore need of a thorough clean out. Looks much better now, doesn’t it?
I must add, the addition of the curtain was not welcomed at all by my boy. Like the last time we made a major change to his room (the addition of his much longed-for piano) he has refused to sleep in the room for the last two nights.
I’m hoping he’ll be happy to go back in there tomorrow night, but he has to accept change in his own time so it may take longer – let’s hope he can find sanctuary in his own room again soon.
The Lounge Room
I did post a before picture of the hallway but it’s still full of boxes at present so I have no after picture to show you just yet. So, instead I’ll show you my lounge room which didn’t have a picture first time around but I’m really proud of how it’s come together. And yes, that’s Gilbert glued to the TV – he’s watching his latest favourite DVD, Cars 2!
We have re-painted the room, updated the handles, cleaned up the fridge, cleared the clutter and added a tablecloth and chair covers. I’m very pleased with the result!
We splashed out and hired a painter to come and paint the kitchen, bathroom, toilet and laundry, plus all the skirting boards throughout the house. It has made a huge difference – most importantly I no longer have a mouldy bathroom ceiling – I just have to ensure I keep it that way!
Our Front Yard
The front yard was quite a bit of work but it looks so much better now that it has been planted out and weeded.
And this is our front verandah – much more inviting than what it was a mere 4 weeks ago!
Our Back Yard
We have finally tamed the backyard and now have a pleasant patio area to relax in – if only we had the time, between kid-wrangling, house maintenance and work to enjoy it…
So that is why I’m thankful this week for finally getting to the finished product. To see the result of 4 weeks of hard work. To finally be proud of my house. My home.
I’m joining in with Thankful Thursday hosted by Kate Says Stuff – what are you thankful for today?
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