Friday, December 23, 2011

The Post You’ve Been Waiting For…

WARNING: Picture Heavy Post

On December 20th (my sister’s birthday) we closed on our second home. For those of you new to the blog let me catch you up on this situation…

We put a bid on a HUD foreclosure in late September/early October. Purchasing a HUD home is a long process. We sold our home to my cousin and his wife and gave them the keys on December 9. We have been living in my parent’s basement in the meantime while we fix up our foreclosure.

The morning of Dec. 20th I took a bunch of BEFORE pictures. I wanted pictures of the house as it was so that I could show our progress and track the changes we are making.

Front of the House

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Our side yard goes all the way to that fence.DSC_0924 DSC_0925 DSC_0926 DSC_0929 DSC_0930

View from the front door


This area is the dining area


View from the left of the foyer (living room and kitchen) I love that the house is so open


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Foyer area


On this side of the house are Kendall’s playroom and the office

Kendall’s playroom

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The office

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Weird shelf anyone?


Kitchen from the living room

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This was almost a dealbreaker for me… laundry closet in the kitchenDSC_0966


Living Room


Full Bath


Complete with a shell sink and wood toilet seat (barf!)DSC_0952   Kendall’s room


Master Bedroom (another almost dealbreaker because it’s small and only has a 1/2 bath)

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Master half bath

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So there you have it! The BEFORE pictures. We’ve already made a lot of changed and it’s only been 3 days! We are going to stay across the street at my parent’s until the major work is done. Hoping to move in around New Years. 


  1. Cute house can't wait to see what all ya'll do with it! I was trying to see if I could tell what part of town it was in:) And girlfriend we still have a super cute shell sink in our hallway bathroom. Chris has been here for 6 and half years. just hasn't been high on the priority list to replace, but it's coming soon haha! I love that you had a picture of that sink haha!! I also love the openness of it! When we build a home I told Chris that was one of my musts an open floor plan!! Hope you and family have a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. Such a cute home with so much potential! You have SO much space with that open floor plan. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your new place.

  3. Congrats on the new house Shelli! Have a great time decorating and making it your own!!!