Amidst all of the house renovations, we were also planning our wedding–because we are crazy people who like doing two life changing events at once…NBD.
We knew we wanted to get married at Love House (it was really the only logical place in our minds) so I thought it might be fun to post some of our engagement pictures. They were taken, you guessed it, at Love House. (I am starting to see that we are a little bit obsessed with our house.)
This one is on the south side porch…I love it because you can see all of the nails in the cement/stucco from the old siding that had been removed. The door in the background was super fun to disassemble and clean up, and by super fun I mean this:
Drywall screws: My Favorite.
This is in the Dining Room. That wallpaper was one of two that was only 1 layer thick. It was only a 20 hour removal instead of 50. Yay for good news!
This was taken in our Master Bedroom…I have plans to either strip the wood in this room, or repaint the trim that same lovely cream/green. Why do I feel so weird posting pictures of myself…? Moving on.
Token front door pic.
Pretty much right after our engagement shoot, we changed clothes and got right back to work! Back then, we thought we would be into our home by Fall. #fail.
We did, however, get all of Andy’s family together to help us clean up the yard. Can I just say that they are the most WONDERFUL people? The whole family came WITH THEIR KIDS. I don’t even take my kids to the grocery store, just saying. With shovels, rakes and power tools, we got the yard looking pretty great!
I can’t even tell you how excited I was to become a part of the Meredith Family, I was so blown away by their generosity that day. My sister Erica came to represent our side, too.
We also found out that our sprinkler system worked! When we bought the house, the seller said “Hey! There’s a full sprinkler system, too. So that’s nice.” I basically thought to myself… “right, judging by how well you took care of the rest of the house, I’m sure the sprinkler system is functional.” Sarcastic face.
Well, it did.
Only one broken head in the whole lot! Needless to say we were amazed and very excited.
Work inside the house continued to plug along event though the wedding was quickly approaching…it was too exciting to not keep going.
Some of the original wallpaper. This was under the cabinets after we pulled off the vinyl backslash. I love the metallic dots!
One day I decided to work on the threshold of the front door, because that was where we were planning to have the ceremony. I pulled off the loose bottom to reveal…
More termite damage. #fml.
My neighbor across the street later told me that she heard me say the S-word. Like, really loud.
Next post is going to be all about rat’s nests and treasures…so great!