Wordful Wednesday-A WHOLE lot’a work goin’ on

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it(them). If you’d like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. Feel free to “capture” my 7 Clown Circus button on the left or simply hyperlink to my site, and be sure to add yourself to Mr. Linky. Thanks for playing along!

I would have liked to have shown you a house that’s totally renovated and moved in and decorated.

Alas, I can’t so this will have to do. There’s been a WHOLE lot’a work goin’ on, and I’m plum tuckered out. We’re getting there. Slowly, but surely.


The twins room used to be a girls room.


That section in the middle is a toy box. All we need to do now is cover that “K” with a “J”.

The kids bathroom was pretty darn white. Well, white covered in dirt. So not so very white. Jeff wanted a blue bathroom, so blue it is. Only took me FOUR laborious hours to do, too.


Since I have a love affair with brown (and all things beige or taupe), I threw some in. I couldn’t resist.

The girls room was this terrible shade of blue, and I’m pretty sure the former owners housed a dog in the room. The first thing that had to go was the carpet. … And everything else for that matter.



And lastly, the formal livingroom and dining room. The dining room was the darkest shade of forest green you can imagine, so it appeared black. Covering that up took a few coats of paint. And that, my friends, is an understatement.
The chandelier had to go, and in it’s place we did recessed lighting.


Whew. Any takers on the rest of the house for next week? Or are you as tired of this whole process as I am?


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    ~Sandy~ says

    No! i can't wait to see more :O) you should have one of those HGTV shows following your makeover/renovations story! i love what you have done. it's coming along very nicely! have a great rest of the week

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    Alicia says

    Oh my gosh, beautiful, Angie!! What a huge difference w/ the lighter color walls!!!!!

    How did you cover that dark green? Did you have to primer it?

    I want to paint our kitchen a different color. It's a gross dark red!!!!

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    Momisodes says

    Wow! What a huge transformation! You have done an amazing job.

    I have to admit that I also have a love for brown and beige, especially in decor.

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    scrappysue says

    it's really coming together! what amazing spaces angie – totally worth all the hard work! that living room looks so much bigger now it's lighter!

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    Allison says

    It looks great! I love the shower curtain in the bathroom and I love, love, love the built-in toy box wall unit!

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    Lolli says

    Can i move in? It is looking gorgeous!! I can't believe all of the work you are doing! An don top of everything else, too!

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    Elaine A. says

    Of course we want to see the rest. You can't leave us hangin! My favorite re-do's are always kitchens. I assume you did something there too, right?

    I bet you are SO excited to be done and move in!

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    Rachel says

    Holy moly you have been super busy! So do you sleep at all anymore? 😉

    Love the makeover it looks amazing.

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    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    Girl friend I heart you!

    And what is wrong with that lovely shade of pink in that bedroom?

    What year is this house? The fireplace rocks!!

    Are you doing ALL that painting yourself? have you moved in??

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    Kristina P. says

    Your bathroom is amazing!! I am going to reply to your email. I didn't know you were LDS!

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    brunger bunch says

    Oh my…you have been so busy. I guess I didnt realize how much work this house needed. Hope you are surviving. Might I add…It looks sooooo good!

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    Brenda says

    I really like the windows in your living area. Looks like the changes are coming along nicely. Lots of work, but worth it!

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    Ms. Latina says

    Your home is beautiful! You are inspiring me, since that is my goal to buy a home this year.Been saving for a few years now and looking at the tranformation pics makes me more determined than ever, esp. with the rates and prices as they are now. I have faith, if it right God will help YOU and ME. GBU!

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    Casey's trio says

    It's looking good! Must be fun to get things remodeled and painted before you get all moved in! Love the dark furniture too:)

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    MamaJoss says

    oh WOWEEEEE! I love what you've done to the place — very awesome before/after comparison — what a difference – can I move in?

  16. 53

    3 Bay B Chicks says

    Unlike your many of other fans, I don't actually have to move in. I just want to understand where I am going to rest my head when I come for a visit…

    for a long, long time…

    and you know I've got kids…

    and a husband, but he doesn't necessarily have to come.



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    BoufMom9 says

    Looks so great! I am in those very same trenches right now, but have no real pics to share….yet.

    Happy WW!

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    Miranda @ Keeper of the Cheerios says

    You've gotten A LOT done since I was here last. It looks great! You guys have done some amazing work there. I bet it'll be nice to have it all done and finally get to move in.

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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says

    Oh. My. GAWGEOUS!

    Your floors.. oh… to have those floors! Lovin' what you've done. I'm giddy, I can't wait to see more!

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    Jennifer says

    I know I've said it before, but I LOVE the colors you've chosen! And the toy box is brilliant!

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    Maria Berg says

    It is nice to se before and after photos.
    Like how bright it has become where the firer place is, MB

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    Kimberly says

    My goodness you have been busy! Good work though! I am loving the blue and brown bathroom! I also think the new walls in your living area are much better than before!

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    Kimberly says

    Wow, I'm so impressed by what you accomplished! That's amazing and everything looks so beautiful and new!

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    Staci says

    I love all that you have done! I love the wall color in the twin's room! Your house looks BEAUTIFUL! Great work!

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    Heather @ Not a DIY Life says

    Looking good! It's amazing how little changes change have such a great impact! Good luck with the rest.

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    Octamom says

    What a fantastic job! It's really coming along–love all your color choices and attention to detail!


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    Mrs. Marine says

    WOW, looks awesome! Must be a great since of accomplishment! I don't envy all that work, but I bet your glad its done.

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    Kiki (G.G.) says

    Your renovations are amazing. Love the bathroom makeover and the living/dining space. I will never get used to hardwood. Our house is all white oak hardwood except for tile in the bathrooms. One boy and one dog have completely destroyed the floors. I hope we never have to move b/c it will cost a small fortune to have someone come in and sand, stain, and coat the floors. It's pretty, but it's a pain. Take care and good luck with the rest of your renovations.

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    WackyMummy says

    Wow! Great job! And you have time to blog too?!

    I love the satisfaction that comes from a successful DIY project. =)

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    Kim says

    WOW! WOW.. That is some very impressive renovations!!!!I love the colors you chose for the bathroom.. Great job..

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    Buckeroomama says

    What a huge difference! I love how everything seems lighter, brighter somehow. 🙂 Great job!

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    Amy says

    What a great home you have. I love what you have done. I am back again with some pictures. I have not done this in awhile.

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    Stu Pidasso says

    Your house is looking awesome. Lots of fresh paint and much brighter, too….SoCal…duh!!


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    Keep It Classy, Jen says

    I wish I could redecorate the way you do…I have NO eye for that sort of thing. I can put together an outfit but a house…NO WAY!!

    Happy WW!

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    Justine says

    Wow, you guys are doing a great job! Thank goodness most of this stuff is cosmetic and not total reno. Why was the chandelier hanging in the living room instead of the dining room?

    Justine 😮 )

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    Amy says

    It is looking really nice. Good job. I love the floors and I am a lover of all things brown too.

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    Jen says

    I am late today but I am here none the less.

    I love what you are doing with the house. I can only imagine how much work that has been. And how you are doing this with 5 kids, I just can't imagine that.

    Anyway, I would like to see the rest.

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    ChefDruck says

    You have such gorgeous taste. I love your vision for the house. I'm off to meet with the painters for our new house. I hope I make such good decisions as you!

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    les_mason_curt says

    Love your before and afters… cannot wait to see the rest.. I would love to buy a house that needs some serious TLC and fix it up… will not happen for quite a while, but one day, I hope!

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    Kekibird says

    I'm totally drooling over your home. It looks gorgeous! And I love the blue in the bathroom. Looks like the same color I'm painting my son's room.

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    Kathleen W. says

    Wow, Angie, that is absolutely amazing! Great work! I'm wishing I could do a room makeover in my home, but then again, I didn't just move.

    And by the way, your blog redesign is gorgeous too. Your husband done good!

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    Dana says

    It looks fabulous! What a lot of work though….we just repainted our entire house so I know what you're going through….UGH! Hope it's done soon!

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    Valencia says

    You're doing a great job. I'm moving this weekend, so I'll post pics when I'm done. Wish me luck.

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    Brimful Curiosities says

    That is ambitious. We just painted one room last weekend and thought that was bad enough.

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    Happy says

    Every room looks so wonderful! And I feel so tired for you! Oh my what a ton of work! Be sure to reward yourself with a good book and a cold drink soon!

    Sorry I didn't participate this week…I'm slacking. Next week!

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    mannequin says

    I'm number 100! Do I win a free gallon of paint or something?
    It looks fab Angie; I love your color choices! I'm interested in the outdoors though.
    Are you sitting on top of the world?

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    Saj says

    Your house looks amazing! I love blue/brown combos!

    Where did you get your bunk beds? I love them!

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    Are You Serious! says

    ♥ It all looks FABULOUS!!! I love you ceiling fans and love the bunkbeds too… Brown is a great color! 🙂

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    Bonnie the Boss says

    Where are you living while doing all that stinkin work? holy cow do you just drop into bed everynight?

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    Melissa says

    Wow, what a difference a coat of paint makes. I love the living room/dining room…it looks like a completely different room without that dark paint! And I love the blue in the bathroom. It really makes it much brighter in there.

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    Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light says

    I'm so excited that I got my post in before you shut Mr. Linky down….long time since I've posted a Wordful Wednesday myself, but I always love reading them!

    Thanks for your wonderful blog and carnival….I love it!

    BTW, every time I have a "mono-mono" patient, I think of you and tell them about your blog! 🙂

    Have a great night!

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    Lula! says

    You are so fabulous…
    love the new blue and brown in the bathroom. Love the boys' room…you know how I feel about monograms and personalization. (Especially since you're changing the "K" to a "J." That works. You know.)

    But really? What's wrong with dark forest green? It's so classy and fresh.

    Had you worried there, huh?
    p.s. I wrote this while wearing my culottes and banana clip. Just. For. You.

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    girlytwins says

    So awesome. You guys have such great taste. Hopefully one day we can be invited to see it in person 🙂

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    Stephanie says

    Catching up, Angie…I've been a bit behind! Two years old with these boys is proving to be challenging, to say the least!

    Looks like you have been so so busy. Wow – lots of work! When did you move the boys out of cribs and did you have the bunks then or toddler beds? We're dealing with a whole lot of climbing out of cribs….SO not ready for this!!

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    Amy says

    Happy Fourth of July weekend. I hope you and your family have fun. I have something on my blog for you.

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    Jenners says

    Looks fantastic! I can't imagine being a mom, renovating a house and blogging … seriously are you WONDER WOMAN??? I love the bathroom color scheme!

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    Clark Captions says

    Wow Angie! You have been busy! I didn't realize you guys were buying a house, renovating and moving in! It looks beautiful! Pretty cool what a bit of paint and hard work will do!

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