french country cottage closing day celebration

French Country Cottage Closing Day Celebration

Chip Gaines may celebrate “Demo Day,”  but at Hammers N Hugs we celebrate “Closing Day.”  Join our crew for house initiation at the French Country Cottage and get ideas for your own Closing Day celebration!  #ourthirdfixerupper

If you missed the before tour of our French Country Cottage fixer upper, then be sure to read about it here and find out where we are headed with this outdated colonial!

french country cottage closing day celebration

It’s crazy to think that our first fixer upper closing day celebration was 6 years ago.

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Here we are in the Vintage Victorian  in what would become the master bedroom with little 11 month old Gracie!

french country cottage closing day celebration

Fast forward 6 years to #ourthirdfixerupper and a baby girl who is now writing messages on the wall!

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french country cottage closing day celebration

I brought markers (make sure they wash out of clothing!) and the kids got to write and draw on the walls.  Time will tell how much I will regret letting Lily join in on the action once she decides to take a marker to my finished walls.

But look how sweet.

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Caleb was way more interested in playing in the old carpet we pulled up.  Just watch the progression of Caleb.  Then watch Lily.  Monkey see.  Monkey do.  BTW these are so blurry because Zach was laughing.

Oh my word.  It went from Caleb dead fishing into a face plant to Lily doing somersaults.  #closingdaycelebrationfun

And then who would have ever thought to pretend to be hot dogs while rolled up in gross old carpet?  #hammersnhugscrew

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Caleb got kicked in the head at least a dozen times.  Unfortunately, no hardwood underneath the family room carpet.

Meanwhile Zach was busy upstairs trying to discover just how much hardwood was lying underneath all that carpet.

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Back to the cellphone for light!  One of the first things we will address in this house is the lack of overhead lighting.  Reminds us of the good ‘ole days in the Vintage Victorian!

We knew the girls’ room had oak plank flooring, but we were anxious to rip up the other two bedrooms, the hallway and the stairs to see what we could find.

Caleb’s room first . . .

French Country Cottage Closing Day Celebration

Success in Caleb’s room!

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He was so overcome with joy about the hardwood in his room he had to lay down.  On the gross, dirty, 30 year old carpet pad.  #crazyman

And then our bedroom.

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More success!  I cannot wait to get these redone.  Thinking Minwax Weathered Oak mixed with Special Walnut??  More research on Pinterest needed here.

Lastly, the big question was whether it progressed into the hallway and then was there hardwood on the stairs?

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Gorgeous, pristine oak plank flooring that was even on the steps.  #betterthanChristmas

french country cottage closing day celebration

Meanwhile Lily was furious that she couldn’t take her clothing off and get into the “new” tub.  #angermanagement

french country cottage closing day celebration

Fun in the girls’ room!  Gracie was ALL about drawing on the walls.

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And Caleb and Lily??

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Peas in a pod these two.  #doubletrouble

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french country cottage closing day celebration

We haven’t even started yet, but I’m already loving this little cottage cutie.

The front light is officially ON and the Hammers N Hugs crew is at it again!  Stop by anytime!

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