Y’all! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! And wherever you are, I pray you were able to spend a little time with a few friends and family.
We had THE BEST time in Kentucky this past weekend!
It started off with Luke’s graduation from High School. When we moved to Tennessee last summer, he was able to finish his last few classes online and still graduate with his senior class, since we still own a home in his school’s county.
It was a festive, unusual, creative “drive-thru” graduation, and one we will never forget! Corona may have broken this senior class’ school year, but it didn’t break the spirit of the Class of 2020!!
I’m hoping to write a post about that special night soon, to document it for Luke, but for now here is a picture that was shared on twitter by a news photographer and retweeted by the Lexington Herald Leader…
That pictures sums up our free spirited boy, Luke, and his crazy fun graduation!
Saturday and Sunday, we were able to see more family, and get a ton of work done on our Kentucky Reno that we call the “Wilmore House” when we are up there. It’s located in the tiny little town, Wilmore, right outside of Lexington.
I love this little house so much!
Do you remember what it looked like when we bought it?…
Can you even believe that’s the same house?!!
Better question is….CAN YOU BELIEVE WE ACTUALLY BOUGHT IT????!!! hahaha!
This house was an eye sore on the main street in Wilmore, Kentucky, and most people wanted to buy the property to tear it down. And I don’t really blame them, do you?
Y’all, look at the side of it when we bought it…
Looking back at these pictures blows my mind! I forgot how bad of shape it was in! (Wait till I show you the “before” interior pictures in a future post!)
It had foundation issues, which is why most would have torn it down. But Cy wasn’t scared of that. He knew he could level the foundation, and the rest of the bones of the house were in good condition.
And look at this cutie now! We are SO GLAD we didn’t tear it down!
Cy spent the weekend cleaning up the inside, getting it ready for the HVAC guy to finish up a few things, and for the electric guy to come and approve all the electrical Cy has wired in the house. We have running water in there, but no electricity yet.
I worked on the landscaping. Our friend, Adan, came and helped me on the second day and was WAY faster than me!
I bought some azalea bushes, some lamb’s ears, some type of yellow-ish green shrubs, and some pink flowers.
We also planted some flowers and hostas under the tree in front.
We also painted the porch ceiling white and added a black ceiling fan for front porch enjoyment. :)
We still have to sand and stain the wood porch, and then do a lot of little miscellaneous touch ups, but the exterior is almost finished.
The front porch has come a looooong way!….
Our friend, Adan, is going to be doing some work on the inside in the coming weeks, mostly finishing up the interior trim work and adding wood planks to the vaulted ceiling in the main room.
Our goal is to have it ready by late July or August to list on AirBnB. #fingerscrossed
Here is the video I shared on Instagram in case you missed it…
Quick question: Do you think we should add shutters on the front windows? I was going to leave them plain, but Cy was leaning toward shutters. I would love your opinion!
And I’ll be sharing more updates about this home in the future. :)
One last picture that I have to share with you is of my sweet great niece, Claire and I. She turned two on Monday, and we had a blast celebrating her adorable life!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sweet girl!
Have a blessed day, friends!