#makeovermonday / when date night is on a card table inside a renovation

the daily Starr makeover monday blog

Leave it to us…

Why yes, we’re having a #makeovermonday date night on a card table covered with a moving blanket and scaffolding in the background of a house we’re renovating for my mom and dad – with a CANDLE!!!

This is what we do and I couldn’t be happier!

Here is your official before of the room above:

WHOA!! I know, right?!?!?

And after one more time, just because. Or maybe I should say in progress.

The sheetrock has been started and will be finished this week to prepare for the painters. It’s coming together, y’all!

This room excites me so much. I just know this house is going to knock our socks off when we get finished in a few weeks.

Here’s what’s happening elsewhere inside.

The living room before:

And currently:

The carpet has been removed and we’re taking down the wallpaper border, updating lighting, removing the columns and getting started on the paint.

Pretty much every room looks like this currently – aka a HOT MESS!

Also, I went through the house leaving little “love notes” for the painters to remind them of exactly what paint goes where!! Too bad you can hardly even see my writing on the tape, I sure hope they do!

Since we like to take advantage of any date night we can get, tonight’s fun included breaking for a few moments to eat takeout from Carrabba’s and then get back to work! I should note how our previous date nights the past couple of years have been driving aimlessly in circles looking for land to buy. We’d drive and drive and drive and I’d cry and cry and cry.

Tonight I want to cry because we’re sitting on our land and I’m more thankful than you’ll ever know. There’s no other place I’d rather be than here.

Side note – must try @Carrabba’s: Pasta Carrabba and Mama Mandola’s Chicken Soup. My. Heavens. Deliciousness.

Also, this is one of our favorite soundtracks to any date night:

When we don’t have music playing, my favorite sound is listening to the rainfall. And oh, what a beautiful sound it is tonight falling on the leaves around us. Thank you, Lord, for the refreshing rain pouring over our souls.

Stay tuned! This renovation is moving FAST and we’re getting geared up for mom and dad to move soon. 🙂

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[photo source: Pinterest]

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