We did it! We finished the house! It's hard to name everything we've done this weekend, but the list includes: staining the deck, moving out extra furniture, cleaning the house top to bottom, finishing all the trim downstairs, moving the animals out to the farm, mowing the lawn, planting new bushes and flowers, painting the front door (which was a disaster the first time around because the color we chose turned out to be very wrong), and staging the house as best we could with what furniture we own.
The realtor comes tomorrow afternoon and it feels so, so good to say that we are completely ready for her. I am shocked and incredibly grateful that we have made it to this point.
(By the way, you may have noticed that our blog has gone private. This was done at the suggestion of our friend who said that people interested in our house might google our names and look at our blog and we really don't want anyone seeing pictures of the house in its flooded state because it ruins the current beauty of the home. Once it sells, we will open the blog back up to the public. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime.)
Okay, enough talking...since pictures say a thousand words, I will just post our final AFTER pictures.
Front of house:
Looking in the garage:
Walking in the front door:
Going up the stairs to the left into the living room:
Looking the other way, into the eat-in kitchen:
And a view of the kitchen:
The 2 bedrooms upstairs (there's also a full bathroom upstairs):
Downstairs, going into the living room (there are also 2 more bedrooms and another full bathroom downstairs, which I have pictured in previous posts):
I think a video would be more fun. Maybe tomorrow I'll take a video walking through the house and post it. :) I'm so happy. We're both so happy. Can't wait for that "for sale" sign to go out on the front lawn.