Catching You Up on J’s House

We haven’t done a house post for a bit, so here are some from the past week on the house progress.


Tiling the master bath.

Joseph, John, and Jesse did an awesome job with the hardwood floor. Here Joseph was applying the stain.

The garage was quite the paint booth!

Installing doors.

Jesse installing vent covers.

Trim going up!


Cabinet doors going on.


“Prepare thy work without,
and make it fit for thyself in the field;
and afterwards build thine house.”
Proverbs 24:27

20 thoughts on “Catching You Up on J’s House”

  1. WOW!! You all have made so much progress! πŸ™‚ Thank you for your continued faithfulness in sharing these posts and pictures, Sarah.

  2. Love seeing the update! You guys are doing such a great job! It’s turning out so beautifully! Well done! πŸ™‚ I am curious, has Elizabeth actually seen the house in person, or will her first time ‘seeing’ it, other than online or in photos, be after they get married? So exciting how you’re working to complete this for when they are married! Love it!
    She’s only seen it through the blog and some other photos sent to her.

  3. I realize that it may sound odd, being that I have never met you (although I do love reading about your family’s adventures), but I was wondering if you were planning on live streaming the wedding again? I greatly enjoyed it when you streamed Christopher’s a couple of years ago. I love reading courtship stories and using them as an encouragement in my own life as I wait for my perfect man (as a 27-year-old “old maid” I often find waiting hard, but I am patient, as I am sure Sarah is as well).
    Hi Tina,
    I’m sorry but it won’t be streamed.

  4. The house is looking great! It is amazing how quickly it can get done with everyone pitching in. God speed for all the things that need to get done before the wedding. Blessings to Joseph and Elizabeth on there soon-to-be new life together! In Christ, Grace

  5. Wow! Looks like you all have been hard at work! SO exciting to see how the Lord has provided for this sweet couple! Is the goal to be done by wedding day?!?

  6. Do you think you’ll finish in time?
    Finished yes (smile) perfectly complete? Doubtful.

  7. Such a beautiful house! Joseph and Elizabeth will be happy there. You’ve already made good family memories in that house by working together for their benefit–not everyone gets a house that comes with happiness and teamwork already built in! :o)

  8. Wow, it looks like an entirely new house! The kitchen looks especially nice with the white cabinets against the dark paint color. God bless y’all with the energy to finish all the work in time!

  9. Love the light blue paint with the white trim! It reminds me of Tiffany & Co. gift boxes and the sky. The crown molding that we can see in the ktichen will be so pretty when it is completed and will add so much to the house. Now, I have some questions – Is the entry a light gray? What kind of flooring is going in the entry and up the short staircase there? What is it that Christopher is doing? My guess is that he is filling in where the nails are counter-sunk. Also, I have never seen door trim installed as all one piece. I can just imagine how much time it saves having it all one piece. Dad always trimmed it out himself with many pieces of trim (after staining and varnishing before installing), and he showed us to do the same. Is this something new in the stores to save time on painted trim, and does it come that way for stained wood as well?

    It is very exciting to see how all of your hard work is coming together so nicely. These are certainly happy days for you all!

    In Christ,

    Entry is primer and hadn’t had the final coat yet. The entry has now been tiled like the kitchen. It looks very nice. Christopher is filling nail holes so we can paint. The doors have what is called a split jam. Very easy to install and is common these days on hollow core doors. As long as the door is reasonably light I’m pretty sure you can get about any type of door.

    No pictures of the kitchen today, but it is turning out beautiful.

  10. I am so impressed with all you have done so far in such a short period of time!Love that blue colour. Thank you Sarah for posting this.

  11. What a beautiful gift to your new bride this home will be! Wow really amazed at the work you’ve all put into your new home. We’re slowly remodeling our own, and its taking forever mainly due to doing it all with cash. I’m sure, knowing your family, that you did this debt-free and kudo’s for that! Well done!

  12. Wow! It looks amazing!

    You must all be working so hard! It is lovely to see the family all working together.

  13. Joseph’s house is really coming along. It looks like the house is going to be beautiful when completed. Well done ladies and gentlemen.


  14. I love how the white cabinets just pop against that dark paint in the kitchen — beautiful! And the wood floor looks lovely! What’s nice is that Elizabeth will be moving into a home that is essentially brand new, so no icky leftovers from previous residents (sorry, but I can hardly stay in a hotel room thinking of how many strangers have been there — LOL!). It is truly encouraging to see your family all pitch in and get this done for her and Joseph. What a great coordinated effort!

  15. It’s coming along very nicely. I especially like the kitchen and the hardwood floor.

  16. You guys are amazing! If I ever buy a house I’m hiring your team to do the remodeling!

  17. It’s coming along nicely! And so sweet how this lady is so loved that he is working diligently on their house before they marry. πŸ™‚ May God bless them with many years of happiness.

  18. Wow! Wonderful to see your progress! Where/how did you learn how to do all of these tasks?

    God bless all of you!

    With love from NJ

    Lisa and Hannah and family
    Trial and error. Ask questions. Books. Internet research.

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