Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, September 18, 2009
We have been very busy around here - updates are just slow to come. Hang in there with me guys...I will update soon. Also as far baby things go I am due Oct. 11th so projects have really picked up around here. I have even taken photos of the newly remodeled bathroom, front porch/mudroom, baby nursery, and decorated front room that was previously bright orange and is now a relaxing blue. I will post them here soon...promise!
One new update I must share is that HouseBlogs.net is back online and kicking!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Also I must note that it seems that many online ladies have a 'bun in the oven' and I would love to share their blogs here:
Ramblings of a Renovating Couple
Making It Lovely
A Brief History of "You"
Psyched For Baby
The Maniacal Mommy
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The very flamboyant previous owner was a huge fan of bright colors, in poorly chosen hues. We think he painted in a drug-induced state because he missed sections, and globed on paint in all the wrong spots. Needless to say painting in this house is always fun. First we must assess the damage. Sand down his paint drips and globs. Then super prime the the walls. Priming is always fun because every color he left us takes like 3 coats of primer before we can even begin to paint the real deal. I used to love painting. After all painting a room gives you so much for so little. Thirty dollars and you have a whole new room. A new feeling, a new mood. This room in it's current state gives me the Halloween in March goose-bumps. Just like this poor dog gives me the "Oh my gosh, what did your owner do that for?!?"
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Here is quick look at what we where dealing with in the beginning:
Here is the new & improved version:
Everything is almost in it's place. The minimal upper cabinets have been so nice. It opens up the room and allows the counter tops to really shine and for us to have "more space" to work. Cooking in here is a breeze and I love to cook now that it's all new and clean.
FYI to those thinking of remodeling your kitchen...BEWARE:
All of your other house hold chores are put on hold. You where pajamas to the hardware store daily. You prefer pizza over any other type of food and you know your delivery man by first-name-basis. You stay late at your day job to avoid going home to do manual labor. Your bathroom will become a washroom, coffee station, kitchen sink, as well as the place you take your paint brushes to rinse them out. Not cool. I think my bathroom needs a face lift after all it has seen in the past few months!
Monday, January 19, 2009
We thought that the work was done but it's all the finish work that is taking up our time! I still wanted to post some sneak peak photos, the actual before and afters will have to wait.
**edit: As you can see we decided on Hardware set #3!