HOLY BLOG HIATUS! We closed on our house, went camping in St. Louis over Labor Day weekend, hosted my sister and her boyfriend in Chicago before she deploys again for South Korea, and bought a new laptop charger (ours corroded thanks to a chewer named Ruby, and we were without a laptop for a couple weeks), all while simultaneously working on the house. But, I'm back!
I just hung up with the moving company and we are officially moving next Wednesday. A week from today, oyyy! We have lots of packing and organizing to do but the excitement is building.
Since gaining possession of our house we have spent quite a bit of time there making changes that are necessary before move in. Thankfully, I have the worlds BEST dad, who also happens to be incredibly handy, and knows how to make exactly what's in my head come to life. He spent a weekend in Chicago removing walls, relocating outlets, and framing for us. Did I mention how great he is? After his portion was complete we reached out to Andy at Windy City Painters who completed our drywall and painting (don't worry, wallpaper will also be joining the party soon) portion of the project. If you're in the Chicago area I HIGHLY recommend this company, they are fantastic all around. We have ordered Ruby's bedroom and closet doors but unfortunately they will not be arriving until early October (post move in) so the trim/door painting and install will have to wait. So stay tuned!
Here is what we have accomplished so far. I may be biased but I'm LOVING it!