Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Photo update of the house

We've been here for 2 months now and we've made pretty good progress.

-Knocked down two walls

-moved plumbing

-MANY wallpaper boarders removed

-3 weeks were devoted to electrical work...yawn

-drywall is the worst invention know to man and my greatest nemeses (plural NE-ME-SES: a formidable and usually victorious rival or opponent)

-the kitchen was dismantled then reassembled one room over

-an island was built and painted

-farm sink installed

-granite slab counters installed, all by Alan's big bad self

-cabinets (beadboard added,primed, painted, glazed, knobs and pulls)

-fireplace moved and framed

-flooring is a story of it's own (see below)

-24 knew light fixtures installed

-kitchen and family room painted

-my beloved hutch moved in, armoir and couches also moved in (we stopped working for a week after the couches were moved in, I'm not kidding, we couldn't get up)

-backsplash going in as I type

-undercabinet lighting going in also as I type

Ok, so the floors are a story. The flooring we wanted was going to cost $3,000 for the downstairs alone. We don't have said $3,000. What do we do? We convince our handy dandy husband to build us some floors. I have had this idea rolling around in my head for like 10 years. I never thought he would do it for me. It took some convincing and a few books checked out from the library but I won. I've always dreamt of having reclaimed pine floors like you would see in an old farm house. So we faked it! Alan and I ripped 1/2" pine plywood into 8'X8" boards. Alan then routered all 4 edges of each board. Alan picked black as the paint color and I agreed. So I painted the installed boards then took a sander and sanded over every sqaure inch to give it an old worn and weathered look. Final cost to do the entire downstairs $200...can't beat that!

Things left to do:

-stacked stone the fireplace and install mantle
-wood wrap all windows and doors
-baseboard trim
-kitchen cabinet crown & trim
-paint, paint, paint
-install the rest of the floors
-tear down hall closet
-new doors
-a super duper cool suprise involing barn doors
-powder room/total remodel
-upstairs bathroom/total remodel
-total makeover of the stairway and railing
-Build walk in closet in Master
-Build master bath (that'll be a few years away, unless someone would like to donate $)
-yard work, yard work, yard work
-paint porch and outside trim
-build a treehouse!

Are you tired, because I am?!


Sarah J. said...

Wow- it looks AMAZING! I love seeing remodels in progress. You two are pretty darn incredible. Makes me want to go out and buy a new house. Dang!

Cannegieter said...

Everything is looking so good! You both are amazing! It takes us years to finish a project. I think we need to go to Paris to find more treasures to add to your house palette ;)

Natalie and Eric said...

We really need to talk more!!! I had no idea you had done the floors or most of the other stuff!! It looks fantastic!!! Can't wait to see it in person!

Michelle said...

okay, love it all! Love the backsplash, love the floors, excited about the farm sink! can't wait to see it all up close!!!

Brenda said...

You guys have actually gotten a ton done already! The floors look great, too! :-)

Jennifer said...

Holy stromboli woman! You guys are nuts! Seriously, someday I hope to do at least one of those things that you have done to your house, like maybe paint. I don't know where you get the energy, let alone the vision of it all. The floors are truly amazing. I mean I love it all, but who woulda thunk? And for $200, that's nuts! So, when can I come over and drool?

Tasha Horsley said...

looking awesome!!!!! i hope you are doing tours someday!

J & E Hoffmann said...

YOU ARE TRULY THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE I KNOW!!! You can do anything! You'll have to give us some ideas in about a million years when we build our house.