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39 Gallons of Paint on the Wall

I’m so grateful for many things regarding this new endeavor we’ve taken on… but most of all I’m thankful that I married a man who LOVES to work and does a great job at it! Our house has come a LONG way in 4 short weeks and I’m excited to share a few pictures with y’all! We’re hoping this week to line up the floor installation, counter top installation, and have the gas line run! Should be another eventful week!

Our plan is to be very near completion in 4 more weeks and hope to be in towards the middle of November! Yea! We still have a long way to go but a LOT of paint will take you a long way… oh and a new roof… which was a major investment that no one really appreciates… not even me! Oh well! I mentioned a LOT of paint… 39 gallons is our running total so far and 15 tubes of paintable caulk! I asked the guys at the paint store this morning (my 6th trip) if I could get a discount… they laughed and told me if I’d honk my horn when I got there they’d bring it all out to me… when you have 2 babies that sounds even better than a discount!

Much to my disappointment Justin rented a stripper this weekend. She sure saved him a lot of time and she works a lot harder than I would ever consider working. With her help and the selfless help of Neal and Ryan, Saturday proved to be one of the most productive days thus far. All of the tile is out (at least in kitchen and side entry), 99% of the carpet is out, the appliances are out, the counter tops are out and the kitchen sink is out! Now, if you are wondering what the stripper looked like you’ll have to check out these “before” and “4 week later” pictures. I can’t call them after because I’m hoping we still have a long way to come! 🙂

Here’s the link…. https://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=b5enhlt.3tqmo3jt&x=1&y=-h0mlcy

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  • Dona
    October 8, 2007 at 11:49 am

    Wow!!! It looks great! I can’t believe the difference paint makes! I hpe you are keeping the names of your paint colors, I want to use some of them- and your great ideas! Thanks for the update!

  • lindsay
    October 8, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Looking so wonderful Darby!

  • Finley's Mom
    October 8, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Darby-I am so impressed with all that you guys have done in 4 short weeks!!! I must say that the pool looks especially clean. I can tell that you bought a great house- can’t wait to see the final “after” pictures!

  • Robin
    October 8, 2007 at 6:04 pm


    You have acomplished a lot in a short time. It looks fab. Can’t wait to see the girls room decorated..Robin

  • The Martin Family
    October 8, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    D – it’s AWESOME!! I love every room. The built-ins are amazing. You are going to have so much storage! I can see why you’re so excited about it! It’s going to be the house where all of Morgan and Paige’s friends want to hang out. I can’t wait to see more pictures!

  • anna & geoffrey
    October 8, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Girl, it’s looking GOOD! I know it’s what everyone has said, but it really is amazing what a little (or a lot!) of paint can do!

    I wish we had that pool in our backyard!(Have you gotten yourself a whistle yet?!)

    Can’t wait to see more pics…

  • Gmama
    October 9, 2007 at 5:01 am

    WOW!!! What a change in the rooms. You two do great work. I think the paint store should give you a discount. That is a lot of paint. (and work)

  • Kailee Grulich
    October 10, 2007 at 6:21 am

    I bet you guys are having so much fun! I was excited to see pictures of the place, I love the backyard and how the house kind of wraps around the pool. You guys got a beauty, and I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • L.A.
    October 10, 2007 at 9:08 am

    ok…crackin me up. re-read the end of your blog. your husband hired a stripper…

    Love you,
    🙂 L.A.

  • Abby Maddox
    October 11, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    How fun were those befores and afters??!! I am really excited for yall. It’s going to be beautiful!

  • Cameron
    October 11, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I just got a chance to look at the pictures. That is a TON of paint 🙂 You all are so good at seeing what something can become when you put all the work into it. Great job (as usual)!!!