After a couple of weeks of hard work, our pergola is finally completed! We have been here almost a year, and have never really had a good outdoor space to hang out in other than the pool. This pergola was just what we needed to make this house feel like a home! We have been… Continue reading Pergola reveal!
Our pergola project is underway! This big pile of fabulous smelling Cedar got delivered to us a few weeks ago. Trent started by cutting the decorative edges on each end of the boards. We decided to go with a "Champfer" cut. I originally accused Trent of picking that because it was easier than… Continue reading New nursery and pergola progress.
Though the house is far from picture perfect on the outside, we have conquered several major exterior projects over the last 6 months or so. Unfortunately some of these projects were unforeseen. We had to cut down 3 of our big trees 😢 . Two were filled with termites and rotting away, while another was… Continue reading Exterior updates
This blue scribbling on notebook paper served as the master plans for our home renovations. I found it crumpled up in a mess of papers that I was sorting through the other day. I think it's safe to say that our little dream has been a big success! <a I think I'll frame it and hang… Continue reading Master plans
The ugly addition that once served as 400 square feet of wasted space has finally been thrown away. Literally. Trent and a beast of a man named Santiago, completed the demo job late Saturday afternoon. If you are curious why we would throw away 30% of livable house, here are a few reasons 1: The… Continue reading Downsizing complete!
I would like to say that my lack of posting is because we are SOOO busy nonstop renovating this place. The truth is that we have kind of been taking it easy and enjoying our house. This has been much needed after the past couple of months we have had. Don't get me wrong, we've… Continue reading Days 52-60: Demo, kitchen and this and that!
Though we have been living in our not-so-ugly house for almost a month, we hadn't really done much unpacking. We've been able to get away with it since all the boxes have been in our "storage" (an addition that we are going to demo) and not cluttering our house. Most of what hadn't been unpacked… Continue reading Days 47-51: Kitchen, paint and unpacking.
I am aware Kitchening isn't a word, but it sounds like the perfect verb to describe what's been going on around here. Trent has been steady tearing through cardboard boxes with strange names on them, and creating masterpieces out of their contents! I think he may have a side job with Ikea that he forgot… Continue reading Days 40-46: Kitchening and paint projects.
So we were out of town some of these days, but since we've been back lots has been accomplished. During our drive home from Dallas on Sunday, we discussed taking turns push mowing our huge front yard since we don't own a riding lawn mower yet. We had not done anything with the grass since… Continue reading Days 35-39: Kitchen progress!
We FINALLY started making some sense of the 100+ cardboard boxes that will make up our future kitchen. Over a month ago all of those boxes were delivered to us and unloaded in our garage where they have sat untouched collecting dust. We knew we wouldn't get to the kitchen prior to October, but purchased… Continue reading Days 32-34: Kitchen commencement and decorating deliberation.