Monday, June 17, 2013

Dun, Dun, Dun.... House Tour!

Matt & I didn't expect to buy a house when we did.  Our plan was to get married & then start looking for houses & move mid Summer or so.  God had a different plan for us, even though I was freaked out quite a bit at times, He has guided us through it all!

Way before the house buying process ever started for us, Matt & I discussed what type of home we wanted to buy - a clean home, in a descent neighborhood, that's a fixer-upper.  And that is exactly what we got!  So, please keep that in mind when looking at these pictures.  Also keep in mind that we've only been in here for 2 months... including the wedding & honeymoon.

Our first project was the front yard.  All of the bushes were old, overgrown & it all just needed some help.  I'm not sure if what we replaced everything with was the right things or what other people would do but, we like & we're proud of the sweat & hard work we put into it all.
Close ups of the yard before here
Close ups of the yard after here

Entryway... hideous wall paper.... sans wallpaper!

The front room... the one you've been hearing ALL about on Instagram, Vine & here...
* This was pictures of the room before work began... keep scrolling for the current condition*
We're knocking out the wall to the right of the hutch along the left side of the doorway.  Removing the wall paper from the entryway (done!), re-texturing & painting & tearing up the carpet & tile & replacing it with laminate wood floors.

Living Room, Breakfast Nook & Kitchen
Our plan for the living room is to remove the wood paneling, texture & paint then, tear up the carpet & replace it with laminate wood floors.

Breakfast Nook - Taking out paneling then texturing & painting.  Kitchen - replacing cabinet hardware & glass in center two doors, new counter tops & back splash, vent-a-hood & new floor tile.

Master Bedroom & Bathroom
Bedroom - Re-texturing & painting.  Bathroom - Completely gutting everything!

Office, Guest Rooms & Guest Bath
1. Office/Craft Room  2. Guest Room (will be different in the next couple of weeks & that is Matt's sleeping room during the day so the windows are blacked out)  3. Overflow Room - holding all unplaced wedding gifts & house decorations  4. Guest Bath... Yes, that is a GOLD divider... ??

Re-texturing & painting all of these rooms... completely gutting this bathroom!

Now, wanna see where we're at with the front room??

Here's what we've been up to... Most of the work being done this weekend & last night I painted (it's not done, don't judge my skills! HA!)
1-6 - Wall progression
5-9 - Paint on the walls!!!

According to my June Goals we'll be done with this project by June 29th!  :)  We still have carpet & tile to pull up, finish painting & laminate wood floors to put down.  I'm confident we can get it all done though!!!

Follow along with me & our house projects on Instagram (@shayna_y) & Vine (Shayna Yancey) - you might get a little laugh out of a video or two... I may or may not have put the first hole in the wall!! :)

I can't wait to be finished with this project & see all of our hard work paid off!

Have you ever bought a "flip" house?

How are you with home remodels?

Hope y'all enjoyed our home tour... it's a hot mess at the moment but, I know it will all come together in the next several months!


  1. Ahhhh craziness!!! It's going to all look so good :)

  2. What a fun project to get to sort of "build" your dream home together! Can't wait to see what it ends up looking like!

  3. It's gonna look SO good when it's done, and it's a GREAT feeling to know that you are the ones who put in all of the work! And I didn't think it could get worse than the wallpaper in the entryway...but I think the master bathroom outdoes it...WOW...just...WOW.

  4. love what you've done with the place!

  5. WOW that's crazy and so awesome! keep it up and congrats!

  6. Can't wait to see it! Did you know you can paint countertops now? Something to consider.... I am thinking about doing that if we do any work on Billy's house. Good work, you two!!


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