Here are some before shots. (These pictures really don't do it justice. It was so much worse then it looks.)
It has been a wild ride. We are finally settling into our new place. Thought I would just share some photos with you today. We did a lot of work on this place, we are calling this first period of work stage one. Basically stage one is just making it livable. Later this summer we will start stage 2 and make it pretty and upgrade a few things.
We ripped out all the old carpet and cleaned out all the garbage, painted the subfloors with kilz, repaired the water damage and dry rot around the two sets of french doors upstairs and the main floor bath. We repaired all the sheet rock (so many holes to fill in and texture), replaced a bunch trim, and painted all the walls. Through all of this we cleaned and cleaned and cleaned.
We moved in a few weeks ago and are still working on making it livable. We have some broken windows to replace, some appliances to swap out, and some drains to change. We have also been doing a lot of work in the yard.
I can't tell you how happy we are to be here. It was a long road to finally call this place our own. We are pinching ourselves each day to wake up to views of Mount Hood and are dreaming of all that we have planned for this farmhouse and this 10 1/2 acres we now call our own.
Now I'm off to rake the yard with the family, getting it ready for grass seed. The lists of to dos never end around here but we are taking it one thing at a time and enjoying the process day by day.