Sadly, this is probably the last post I will ever make for our "Ugly House" as we officially closed on the sale last Thursday. We poured our hearts and souls into this house for almost 3 years, and are finally done making improvements to it. With construction moving rapidly at our Creekside home, we felt it was the… Continue reading The end of a chapter and the long awaited before and after photos of Project Ugly House!
Though I took a 10 month blog break, our house updates have been going nonstop! We have done so much to this place, but one of the biggest projects since my last post has been the remodel of our guest bathroom and master vanity area. Fortunately and unfortunately, the bathrooms were not that bad when we… Continue reading Bathroom Beautification
I am SO behind on updating this thing that I was ready to give up. Luckily I came to my senses and decided to catch up by posting a few pictures of where we are now. As always, there is still lots to do but LOTS that's been accomplished! We have done TONS to… Continue reading The blog is not dead!
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!
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.
Last week started on a rough note, hence the lack of updates. We were overworked and sleep deprived which made for two grumpy, inefficient renovators. One night I vacuumed up all of the sanding dust throughout the house with our trusty Oreck vacuum. After I had nearly completed my vacuuming, I saw clouds of dust… Continue reading Days 27-31: Construction zone gone house.
Last night Trent and I had a very late night at the house. We started the evening by renting a floor sander from Home Depot. For a few hours Trent sanded, and sanded, and re-sanded the living room, dining room and kitchen. I followed behind him and swept up the mess. He offered to let… Continue reading Day 26: Floor prep in common areas.