I was all pumped to write this post this morning, and even woke up early to write it while the girls were still sleeping. But then my computer was ungodly-slow, and I quickly went from frustration to my best ugly-cry. So I removed myself from the situation and shut down my obviously-overworked-computer. And now that it’s naptime and I’m back at it? WRITER’S BLOCK. So that should explain why I’m just blathering on and on.
Shall we just do this home reveal already?
Aren’t we a swell-looking group? These girls were hilarious and fun, and we all got real sweaty together in that Ohio humidity. There’s a special type of bonding that happens when there are literal sweat and tears involved.
When you walk in the front door, you see the gorgeous living room designed by Amy @ The Idea Room. I love her style!
Then there’s the kitchen/dining room area that Nick and I tackled together (more info on yesterday’s post)
When you go upstairs, the first room you come to is the office. Taryn @ Design, Dining & Diapers did an amazing job making this room feel industrial yet functional! Love it! (photo credit goes to Danielle!)
Across the hallway is the playroom designed by the sooooo talented Allison @ Two Thirty Five Designs. I think this might be my favorite room in the house. Her attention to detail is CRAY! (Photo credit goes to Allison!)
Down the hall is the little boy’s room that Nick and I decorated (more info in yesterday’s post).
And across the hall from that is the Master Bedroom designed by Danielle @ Finding Silver Pennies. She’s adorable and her crisp/shabby style is soooo amazing.
When Tyc and her son Ishmael showed up at the house that afternoon, we were all peeking out the mini-blinds as Ed from Habitat for Humanity and Chris with GMC chatted with her a bit.
Her reaction to having a fully furnished home was emotional and indescribable. She had no idea that this had been going on!
I think it’s fair to say that Ishmael loved his new bedroom. Until now, he didn’t have a bed of his own.
Here we all are crowded in the hallway as Tyc and Ishmael made their way from room to room.
After the surprise was over, Nick spent some quality time with Ishmael playing cars on the floor with him. This was precious to watch! He was so happy someone was taking an interest in him!
We loved this little guy. His energy was contagious (and we neeeeded energy!)
This was SUCH an amazing and humbling experience. And I learned that adrenaline is FAR more productive than caffeine.
HUGE thank you to GMC for having such a great idea to help out a family in need… and for choosing US to participate! Thanks also to Habitat for Humanity for all their hard work in making this happen, and to Rustoleum for donating gift cards. This has been THE most amazing experience!
If you missed out, here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of our adventure!
I am soooo jealous! What a fantastically cool adventure that would have been, with an amazing cause! I wish more companies with pockets that are deep would reach out to do something similar! And I have to say… I could rise to that challenge, too!
You guys did a great job! I hope your family have many years of happiness and safety in their new home!
you look so beautiful in your picture with Ishmael. I think it might be a prego glow but whatevs it is, you look real stunning.
ira lee says
WOW!!!! it looks amazing! its so heart warming to see a family in need be so blessed. im sure she is overwhelmed by the amount of generosity given by strangers!!! and that little man melted my heart! he had never had a bed before? oh the things we take for granted, right? yall did a great thing!!!!!
capturing joy with kristen duke says
so amazing that you guys got to participate in this!!! love the re-cap!!
I love what you guys did and that you were willing to help! My favorite part of the whole makeover is the picture and buffet in the dining room. It looks so nice and yet was just a simple touch up of paint! You guys are wonderful with your artistic insight. Keep up the good work!
You guys rocked the house. Nice job! Hopefully you were able to catch up on some sleep by now. 😉
I LOVE how this all came together. I thought with so many different bloggers contributing that there might not be a lot of continuity between rooms thus giving the place a slightly disjointed feel, but this place looks AWESOME!!!! Did you guys chat and plan on using so much distressed wood throughout the house, because I LOVE it!!!!
Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Jess, we didn’t chat about our vision at all… it was just a coincidence that all our rooms flowed so well together. It was a miracle! HAHA!
You guys rock! That is all.
Awesome and for a good cause … so double awesome. Every single room just looks great and I think everyone involved did a fabulous job.
Glad your computer decided to cooperate today. Ha! Ha! Had so much fun with you guys! When can we do it again?!? x
Mary in NY says
Beyond words, such a great, sweet, nice thing you all did for this woman and her son.Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love you guys! Can I join your family, mine kind of stinks! Have a great weekend. Mary in NY
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
What an amazing journey you all had together! I’m sure its something you will keep with you forever. I have worked on three week long habitat builds and to this day almost nothing compares to them. Not many people get the opportunity to give a deserving family a hand up! Kudos to Nick and You!
Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek says
oh my gosh! The rooms are all seriously amazing! Great job, you guys!