It’s been six months since our first little change on our house, which was a new, larger fenced in area and porch painting. If you’ve followed us on insta during the summer you know that this process was BEYOND painful. Hindsight is always 20/20, but there are no words for how much we hated the renovation process with our “contractor”. We have never been so thankful to make a final payment, and get people out of our space than we were when we came back from Europe (omg, I never blogged our trip!?)
After that, as always, there were little things that needed to be done to be completely “finished.” If your lives are anything like ours, something happens when September hits, and the weeks and weekends just seem to disappear. Also, the weather gets a little more testy, and time is just not our your side as the sun sets just a little earlier than just weeks before.
Just this week, we had a little Fall friend gathering to celebrate our finished product, but as with any event, we were working up to the minute of the party to do all the final touches. While we hate being up on a deadline, there’s something about a little pressure that makes everything get done a little faster.
If you’re a home owner, you know, nothing is ever finished, and there’s always a honey-do list… we are no different. However, we finally, after ten years of being in this house, feel like the outside of our house speaks to the character and hard work we have put into the inside. We are thrilled to introduce the new Casa de Gil, with a few fun fall inside photos too.
What would a reno blog be without some before and afters?! Most people including ourselves can barely remember what our house looked like before… until you see them side by side, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. But man!
Thanks for sticking around til the end, and through all the dramatic posts about the process.