Thursday, June 11, 2009

EXTREME MAKEOVER--Home Edition

Well friends, folks, strangers, passerbys, and random viewers:
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! WOOT WOOT!!

After eleventy billion days in escrow, we finally closed on June 4th! We are super stoked and can't wait to move in.....However, the moving in wont happen for awhile. Being that we live in Vegas, the only kinds of houses you can buy are foreclosures (if you happen upon one that is actually being sold by the owner it's a miracle). Most foreclosures are not in the best shape because people are bitter and tear the house apart before they are asked {told} to vacate.

Lucky for us, the house we chose wasnt destroyed--it was just dirty (the carpet makes me gag) and the paint colors were....well...hmmm.."sherbert-y" (really neon green, bright orange, bright blue, puke green...hmmm)
So we didnt nessecarily buy a "fix-er-upper"--we just bought a "cosmetically challenged" house. We plan on spending the next month or so repainting, tearing up floors and putting wood ones in, putting in moulding...blah blah blah--basically making it purty. :)

So here you have it friends. Our new humble abode BEFORE we have touched, scraped, painted, or torn anything. I promiss to post pictures of the transformation. Yay for us--life is good.


























8 comments:

Dana said...

Wow, I bet you spend more money on Primer than anything else! So excited for you guys. Fix your house up and then come and visit us!

Lauren said...

Yeah! How fun to finally be able to get started! Good luck with all the renovations and remember if you need any help let me know!

Kara said...

Congrats on the new house! What are people thinking painting walls some of those colors?? I don't get it! Have fun painting and fixing it up, I'm sure you'll make it look great. Can't wait to come see the finished product.

mariana said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! YOU SHOULD PAINT MY ( GUEST ) ROOM A NICE COLOR SO IT MAKES ME WANNA STAY LONGER!!!!!!!!! AHAHHAHA

BJS MARIANA

kira said...

you weren't lying about the colors, wow! But girl, that under stairs closet makes me drool ... food storage! YEAH! We need to knock out the wall on the backside & seriously install some major shelves for you! Think of all the food you can fit in there!!! YEAH!!! I'm so jealous!

SladeMomma said...

There's the blog entry! Exciting times for you, but WHOA those colors! I'll be excited for the "after" pictures to see how you choose to decorate. Please, no white walls...

Niels and Susie Jensen said...

Congrats, guys. We are excited you will finally have a guest room so we can officially have sleepovers. Mo ah ah ah. I'm actually pretty depressed about living 3 minutes away instead of 1, but I will forgive you if you make me a copy of your pool key. Deal?

La said...

Yeah!!!! And four bedrooms! Wow. Okay so where is it and when can we come visit? We will be so happy in the blue blue guest room.