Friday, December 30, 2011

The Adair House

About a year ago, my grandparents bought a neglected house in the small town of Adair, Iowa. The house had been damaged in a fire and was left sitting empty. Last Easter I took some pictures of the house after they had cleared out some of the junk. The day after Christmas we went over to see the house finished and fixed. 

Thanks to the hard work of my grandparents, brother, and many others, Adair now has a lovely new home for sale--if only I could buy it!

Here are some before and after pictures:

Stairway before

And after

 Kitchen before

And after...

Basement stairs before

And after

 Upstairs bathroom before

And after

 Airy bathroom window

 more bathroom shots...

One of the upstairs bedrooms before...

And after 

Raven before

And after

The following pictures are shots of the extra details added to the house that make it so wonderful!

Brian's refinished floor

And here are some pictures that I absolutely love...

It was so exciting to see the house looking SO great! I think it's amazing to see my family use their talents to turn something ugly into something beautiful. It reminds me of our Savior. With his grace and mercy we are able to be made new. Our lives are the before pictures in this post, and by what Jesus did for us on the cross, we are able to be cleaned, rebuilt, and made new.

What a great and undeserved blessing.

Get to know our Savior--the master carpenter--this new year. 

grace and peace,


  1. Beautiful, Mair!!!!

  2. Deb Schwindt12/30/2011

    What a beautiful job your family did on the renos of this old house. And,yes,what an apt comparison of our lives before and after trusting our Saviour, Jesus! Thanks for posting this!! Have a wonderful and Blessed New Year in 2012!

  3. Anonymous12/31/2011

    very nice :-)