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!
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.
We have floors, people! Not dusty concrete floors; wood floors. And they are pretty! Dusty, but pretty! Trent, a helpful carpenter named Ramon and my dad all had a hand in the flooring installation this weekend. From what I am told, this is NOT a single man job. We chose to install engineered hardwoods throughout… Continue reading Days 23-25: Floors!
Oil based paint fumes are thick in the air of Ugly House, which means trim has been painted, which means walls have been painted, which means I am HAPPY! They FINALLY completed all painting in the house with the exception of the baseboards in the common areas, the crown molding in the dining room and… Continue reading Days 20-22: Paint is done! Well, almost…
Today we moved most of our stuff from Pretty House to Ugly House. In the pouring rain. I suppose people that live in Seattle are fully prepared to move a house full of stuff during a down pour, but over here in Austin, that's just not how we roll. Since it was coming down pretty… Continue reading Days 15-17: Paint and moving.