Saturday, January 23, 2010

painted walls & wood floors

Here is a shot of the stairs heading up, you can see the new fan and painted walls. The color is called philadelphia cream, same as Maddox and Griffins room. I really like it, very warm and just enough color.

Here is the beginning of the new hardwood floor, the wood is hickory. It's hand scrapped, but it's very subtle.

Hopefully Builder Mike can have this dining room done today, I can help him get the dining table out of the front room and he can start that next.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Oh YAY, we are almost done...well kinda. The backsplash in the kitchen is finally in. Builder Mike did a fantastic job of installing. Over 600 tile cuts. We set the tile saw in the dining room and away he went. We went with a warm brown ceramic tile with 2 inch recycled glass tiles, and a cream grout. It just makes the kitchen, I just love it!

OK, I'll tell you what's left to do before inviting everyone over: painting (the painter is scheduled this weekend), subfloor, hardwood flooring (it's in the front room waiting to be installed), carpeting the stairs and landing (also in the front room-we bought it when we did our family room 2 yrs ago), beadboard to the front room, baseboards. Oh yeah...I need new furniture for the front room, a chair for the dining room, an area rug for under our table when moved to it's official home in the dining room, some kind of window covering for our sliding glass door. Oh yeah- hang all the lamps (in the front room too).
Some may ask "what will you do after this project?" Well...we still have the basement-the ceiling and a few walls were torn up for the main floor electrical and plumbing. There's also my craft room, main floor bathroom, and Builder Mikes office. We also have a deck to build and I would really like to get a hot tub for the yard too. In our other spare time we have 3 trips to Lake Powell, 2 trips to Arizona and 2 trips to Oregon and a trip out to So Dak to see all the girls and my grandbabies, all this year!!! I also work full time and trying to pick up extras at work to help pay for this "new" house. I'm almost finished with this semester of the BSN program, I'm hoping to be done the end of Feb. I'm taking a few months off and then restarting up in August. Builder Mike is still looking for work, but when the house is done he will probably do ebay full time (we have lots of treasures to sell). Well, I'll try to post next week when the floor goes in.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Garrett!!!

Happy 9th Birthday

Friday, January 1, 2010

Misc. remodel photos

Builder Mike resided the back of the house with all the siding he tore down from the fireplace and where we inserted the sliding glass door. He wanted it winterized before the snow came, and it is really here now!

This photo was taken just before Jennifer's family arrived for Thanksgiving- it's going to look great when completely done!
Just imagine in living in this day in and day out...
The next posts shows this more finished.

End of the year update

As you can see from this photo, the stairs have turned to a different direction. That was a lot of work, but boy is it worth it. It makes such a differenc in the new dining room. As you can see from this photo also, it's been taped and textured, just waiting for pain.

This particular cabinet wasn't built at the time of the rest of the kitchen. We had a mini disaster, the cabinet like this one next to the stove caught on fire...good thing I was in there when it happened. The stove burner was too close to the corner of that cabinet, and with a pan on the burner on high (we now have gas) the flame touched the cabinet and scorched it. Needless to say, that was the end of that cabinet in that spot!

This one is bigger anyways!