Work In Progress

Aug 21, 2008

Here you go … pictures of the construction chaos (and the very good reason why I’m only sporadically posting this month). I realize our family’s newest adventure seems to have little to do with the purpose of this blog. However, it’s more related than you think. My husband and I started this business (Apex@Home, LLC) over four years for multiple reasons, a primary one being our heart’s desire to both participate in and fund worldwide missions efforts, including building needs. To date, building has been done in Africa, Slidell, LA and Juarez, Mexico.

Anyway, back to the photos…First, here are some "before" pics to get your going. First, the kitchen…Kitchen 1

Kitchen 2

And the master…

Master Bed Master Bath

The family room…


And living room from the view of the curved staircase…

Living 2

That should give you a good idea of what the REST of the house looked like before we began. Now, as of today, all demo has been completed and we are in the process of "rebuilding" the house. The below pictures are what I like to call "Stage 1":

The Kitchen (kind of)…

Kitchen Stage 1

Kitchen 3 Stage 1

Kitchen 2 Stage 1

The Master…

Master Bath Stage 1 Master Bath 2 Stage 1

And what was once known as "the family room" and "the living room"…Family Room Living Stage 1

There you have it. Welcome to our home. I’ll post more pics when its finished. For now, thanks for coming over (and for your longsuffering while I drown in drywall mud!).


  1. Darcie Gudger

    Wow! What an amazing space! So much to work with and make into a spectacular home. I live in a box of boxes and get my vicarious decorating fix from TLC and HGTV and now you! 🙂

    BTW – my hubby’s an architect. If your hubby knows of anyone needing contract work done, John is seeking small contract projects.

  2. Michele

    Thanks, Darcie! I’ll have you over when it’s done. Trust me…it’s not safe now! 🙂

  3. Jan Parrish

    I love the open space and the spiral staircase. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with the kitchen and fireplace. It’ll all be worth it in the end. Need help packing?

  4. Kay Day

    I actually like the befores!! Except the cabinets and the pink wall.
    I can’t wait to see the afters!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Download a Preview of Michele's New Book,
A Faith that Will Not Fail

A Faith that Will Not Fail is available to order. Get a free preview of the book by filling out the form below.

Thank you! I am excited to have you on board.

Get the Video Series in Your Inbox

You'll receive one video in your inbox for 7 days.  

Done! Check your email to confirm.

Get the 7-Day Video Series Delivered to YourEmail

You will receive one video per day for seven consecutive days.

Great! Check your email to confirm.

Let's Stick Together

 By subscribing you are agreeing to receive Michele's occasional blog posts, videos and newsletters in your email. Subscribers get exclusive access to her free premium resources.

Yay! Thank you! I am excited to have you on board.

Skip to content