Crump Family Blog

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All settled in

The last of the boxes were emptied last week. I hope that will be the last box I have to unpack for some time. I don't think Peyton nor I have it in us to do another move. Have I told you this is the 7th house we've lived in during our 13 years of marriage? It's the 5th house we've bought. Our kiddos have lived in four different houses in their short little lives. This has to be it. I couldn't imagine another town we'd want to live in or another house better than ours. Yes, I do believe this will be our final move.

So, here are some videos with us all settled in to our house...

The front of the house. I can't believe we were able to get grass to grow in June...but we have a front yard, folks!

And one of my favorite things about the front of the house is our mailbox. It has a bird on it!

Our living room. Peyton put our mantel on the fireplace!

The master bedroom. We have an awesome piece of wood that we picked up from the Greensboro Architectural Salvage that we'll use for our headboard. But the piece still needs to be sanded. Maybe I'll post a picture or two once we get it hung. I also need to figure out the color for my dresser and wardrobe. I started to paint it turqouise...but changed my mind after painting the drawers.

The kitchen. I LOVE my stove. I still can't believe it works! And I'm totally digging my coffee mugs hanging over the sink. It's convenient and I like the way it looks. I'm a sucker for a good mug.

Downstairs bathroom. Nothing special here. It and the master bedroom are the only two rooms we didn't touch downstairs (except paint).

Dining room. This was the 2nd bedroom when we 1st bought the house. We tore down part of the wall and added a staircase to make it the dining room.

Stairs. Peyton's painting...that old man didn't want to go on the wall, but we finally got him hung. A frame would do him well (hint, hint Peyton).

Upstairs bathroom. We just found mirrors this past weekend. And I love them. Now we just have to hang the toilet paper holder and we're in business.

Ainsley and Asher's  room. I still need to hang pictures in their bedrooms. But I love their rooms...they've come together nicely.


Video of our house

We aren't even close to entirely moved in. But we got the boxes out of the way, so I took some video. I'll do some more when we get everything where it needs to be.

Our living room and master bedroom. We have a mantle going onto the fireplace soon, so disregard the unfinished part around the firebox.

Our kitchen and dining room. There's a bathroom through that door in the kitchen. 

Our stairwell...nothing too exciting. But I do love our clerestory and light fixture.

Upstairs bathroom. Those two hanging sinks and the tile around that tub gave me some gray hairs on the final days of the renovation. But they both look great! And Ainsley's bedroom.

Ainsley's room again...I stink at editing video. And Asher's room with his "tiger floors". I've never seen floors with such a crazy wood grain. Not my best thrift store purchase...but they were $.50/sqft.


Weeks away

We're weeks from moving in to our mill house. So much has been happening over the past few weeks...painting, floor staining, kitchen counter, tub tiling, landscaping. If all works out, we'll be done with the construction, signed the papers for our final mortgage and moved in to our new house in 3 weeks.

A few pictures of how the house is shaping up...(we LOVE it!)

 Our living room. Check out the floors!

 Our dining room. The toilet won't be staying.

 Our bedroom. The only room that has the original beadboard. We strongly considered exposing the beadboard in the rest of the downstairs, but opted for insulated walls instead.

 Ainsley's room. She chose purple for her wall color.

Asher's bedroom. His room is a great blue. And he describes his floors as having a tiger print. Admittedly, the floors have some serious wood grain patterns.

Our kitchen. The countertop is on and a space for the dishwasher has been added!

 The start of landscaping. We're hoping to get some grass in front of those shrubs soon.

 More landscaping. (And lots of trash on our porch...thank goodness for our awesome neighbors for putting up with us!)