Monday, September 22, 2008


Before living room

After living room

Before Entry

After Entry

Before hallway

After hallway

we have floors so i can finally have bare feet while i'm working!

Monday, September 15, 2008

i forgot what day it is?!?!

We had a busy weekend. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure...or boredom..either way you see it!

Prepping the counters for the granite tile.

Zach making a mess cutting out the backerboard for the new counters.

Z+K :)

My favorites...before + after!

Dining Room before any paint

Dining Room after paint! New chandelier will go up this week.

Formal Living room before

Formal living room after

You can see the new paint color on the left.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

14 days!

Wow, we have already owned this house for two weeks today! Crazy how much still needs to be done but how much we have also accomplished. Just to give you some stats, this house was built in 1991. The carpentry is amazing. For it being a little older there aren't cracks in the walls or woodwork. Even some newer homes start settling and have cracks after just 2 or 3 years. This house was amazingly built. It is 2250sq ft with 3 bedrooms plus a bonus room. There is a huge fenced in back yard and awesome deck. There are about 10 trees in the backyard so it feels secluded and quiet. I love it!

I personally ripped up all the carpet (about 1800 sq ft of it!) And pulled up all the nails and staples which took FOREVER. We are doing solid hardwoods throughout the downstairs with new carpet upstairs in the bedroom. Remodeling two bathrooms. The moulding all needs 3 coats of paint, 2 coats of ceiling paint, and 2 coats on the walls. LOTS of paint!! I was nearing a breakdown the other day when Zach said he would bring two friends over to help us out last night. Hey...I'll gladly write their checks if it means I stay sane!

Zach doing some late night tile cutting. FYI this is how you piss off neighbors. We reply with "hey we are just increasing the property values of the street!"

It's really hard to tell the color of the walls in this picture. Its a tan/light brown color. And yes Stephanie, the light fixture is definitely being replaced:)

We took out the holly bushes. Not as easy as it looks!

They could not get this one out so hooked up a chain and used the vehicle to pull it out. Notice it was dark outside and we were continuing to make a lot of noise!

Hard to see but no more bushes!

Ok ladies...give me some ideas for some new landscaping. I want to plant something very simple and as cheap as possible. Give me your ideas!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Weekend Update

This weekend I started painting! I painted baseboards, moulding, the fireplace mantle, and ceilings. I love the bright shiny white! We purchased the hardwood flooring this weekend.

Painting ceilings always means I'll have paint in my hair!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

day 5??

Our wireless is down at our house so I'm a few days behind on posting. I'm covered in chigger bites too from hauling off the tree brush from the tree we cut down. It hasn't been the easiest few days...but here are some pictures of our progress.

This is what I did on Labor Day...ripped up hardwood with a crowbar...while everyone else had cookouts, went swimming, shopping, etc. It sucked.

Oh and I ripped up all that hardwood with flipflops on.

The only hardwood in the house was at the entry. Since we are during hardwood throughout the whole first floor it had to be ripped up to all match.

A little 'after' shot.

Before shot of the formal living room

After shot of the formal living room. This is what I like to call 'a clean slate' to work with.

And another shot of 'a clean slate'...can't wait to paint the trim bright white and put some color on the walls!