Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Construction TEASER.

Just a little TEASER on what we are doing in our house. It's so time consuming with home schooling AND temper tantrums :). We added on to our home in 2007 and the NEW PART of the house is now complete.

This is where our OLD stove used to sit in the old part of our old kitchen in our old 900 square foot house.

This has now become MAMA'S COMMAND CENTER! Where I spend most of my time talking to you all and recording the kids home school work. As you can see, it is currently FLASH BACK to the 70's style. We are updating it to match the new part of the house.Nothing against popcorn ceilings but for me, popcorn is for movies and baseball games so it's GOTTA GO! BUH BYE POPPIE CORN!You get a glimpse of our added on great room (1600 square feet). It houses the kitchen, dining room and living room all in one-The Family Bonding Center! The boys LOVE to help daddy! Notice the WORK GLOVE on Wy Wy's LEFT HAND ONLY-reminds me of old Michael Jackson.Our house is log sided on the outside so we have a CABIN feel throughout. Here's The Captain and I putting up the NEW wood ceiling-YAY!!
Isn't it pretty?
The Captain AMAZES ME with all he can do. Farming, flying, construction and being a great dad! Doing all the interior work ourselves has made us appreciative and proud of our accomplishments!
Can't wait to show you more! We hope to get all of it done by FARMING TIME! We still have to remove and replace all trim, doors, flooring and repaint, re trim and re-door. But with God and The Captain as my partners-NO PROBLEM.

23 comments:

Kelly said...

I absolutely LOVE your great room.
Can not wait to see the finished project. Love the wood ceilings too. My fave house styles are cabins. Someday I will own one in the mts. in TN. ;) Someday!!!
Thanks for showing us a peak.
C LOVES to help Daddy too. :)
We remodeled in '07 too and did most of the work ourselves as well. Not so much fun with a 1.5 yr old though. But you are right...you appreciate it so much more.

Nelly said...

It looks great!! I like the wood ceiling!!

C.C. and Double T said...

Way to go!! I think it looks awesome!!! I'm sure all that space will be SO nice. :o)

bearhugs2u said...

Boy, I can see why I haven't heard from you in a while....you guys are amazing! Can't wait to see the finished room either!! Can see how those precious little ones help...they see their parents doing so much and want to be just like them. Nick will go back to work next week to rest!! :)

Adeye Salem said...

Oh wow, that looks fantastic! I cannot wait to see the end result. I KNOW how challenging it is to do that stuff with sooooo many little hands wanting to help :)
LOVE your great room----just what a big family needs.
Adeye

Beth in NC said...

That looks awesome! I'm with you on the popcorn ceilings. I have them in our house too. We remodeled this old house back in 1989 when we married. Popcorn was the "thing" back then. Sigh.

Keep the pictures coming!

Love,
b

Sheila said...

Wow the great room is so nice. I understand about appreciating it more when you do it yourself. We built our home with the help of our children 11 years ago.

Tessa said...

It looks great! You guys are just amazing ... how do you manage to do it all?

Tam said...

It looks amazing! I can not wait to stalk back over to see the completed project!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

WOW! Jenn that looks amazing!

Great job to both of you!

Love the helping hands and one gloved boy! LOL!

Hugs and love,
Jill

Rhonda said...

What a great way to get rid of the popcorn ceiling! I love the smiles on the boys faces helping Daddy. It look beautiful!

The Eriks Family said...

jen it looks beautiful! Jeff and I always wanted a log cabin. I don't think we are ever going to be able to leave this house so I want to have a log cabin exterior. right now we have... well... no exterior... techinically the house is covered in sheets of plywood that we painted white... our house is... one of a kind... but not in a good way as it turns out. LOL.

Transformed said...

It tickles me to see you all working together--we do everything together. And although it gets exhausting at times we trust that the Lord is producing fruit thru our feebleness. Thanks so much for your constant comments and encouragement. We just got home from the city, daddy got the kids tucked in and I am working on making copies of legal documents, again--this is our third child to foster in less than a year!

Cheryl said...

I feel for you...we've been there, done that....twice! We completely remodeled a house we lived in before we moved "here"....and then we did some remodeling on this house...it's fun and rewarding, but time-consuming and stressful too. Can't wait to see the finished project! :o)

wife.mom.nurse said...

Hi, I came over from C.C.'s blog. I was intrigued by your name-I am one of 6 kids. After I saw your profile, I now understand how you do it...where did you buy those extra arms ") Looking forward to reading your blog to see how a modern-day mama deals with such a wonderfully large brood.
Julie

Mandi said...

The great room look like a great new space for your sweet family! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Flamingo Mama said...

wow@ that addition looks incredible!!! i can't wait to see the ending!

*Overflowing* said...

Love the new ceiling and that huge room...wow! How fun!!

Tuna Jones said...

I'm gonna show this to my husband. i love the wood ceiling and never thought of doing it ourselves! how do you finish it? leave it natural or stain it beforehand?

Staci said...

love it!! Looks soo cool, ive always wanted a ceiling like that!!

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow! What an awesome new addition!

Jen said...

it looks great. I can't wait to see more.

THE Stephanie said...

Girl you truly amaze me! I think you're my hero on earth!!