I have been sworn to secrecy and pledged not share any pictures of Courtney and Drew’s new home.
The reason? Because my girls claim first IG posting dibs! The nerve!
Since Courtney has already shared this one on her Instagram I can show you the exterior BEFORE pic.
Truthfully, the house isn’t ready for it’s reveal. It’s definitely come a long way…so many adorable changes! Plus, they just moved in!
Scott and I did help them by making rustic wood shelf brackets and shelves to replace the upper cabinets in the kitchen. Getting tired of waiting for the “big reveal”, I begged permission to go ahead and share about the shelves which lead to today’s “how did we get here” story.
Courtney and Drew wanted an old house, in a cute, up and coming neighborhood, near downtown/midtown where there were other cute couples to meet, block parties to organize, sidewalks on which to walk their dogs and coffee shops to visit.
Last year, after 3 years of married life in California, just in time for Kaleigh and Jared’s wedding, they moved to Oklahoma City, bringing only the basics and leaving the rest in storage. They promised us 6 months. Drew’s business allows him to work from anywhere. Maybe OKC. Maybe someplace new. They’re young and were eager to consider all the possibilities.
You can imagine our excitement when they decided to stay here! Close to Mom and Dad!
Soon they began their hunt for a house. It wasn’t easy. But after several months…and several options that disappointedly fell through…they bought a house! A new/old house. One that required quite a bit of work just to be able to move in.
Kitchen – during
A renovations wish list was made and then arrangements for the most pressing of those projects to be finished before they moved in.
Dining Room – before
Three weeks after moving in Drew left for California to load up the storage unit. Four weeks after moving into the new house, and 14 months after moving to OKC, they finally had all their furniture and belongings under one roof.
Now that you’ve seen a couple of the interior BEFORE pics imagine light, bright and white!
Now imagine an adorable, vintage inspired kitchen complete with rustic kitchen shelves. Luckily…since Mom and Dad, with our minimal woodworking skills, were in charge of making the shelf brackets…the key word was rustic.
More details to come. Those I’m allowed to share that is. 🙂
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