Since it's Thursday, and cruising by our last house on my way home this morning made me miss our cute old abode, I thought I would take you down memory lane with some before and after pictures of our Running Deer Trail project. People thought we were crazy when we bought that house, but even… Continue reading Throwback Thursday!
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
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
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!
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.
Everything is coming together. And whew, what a relief. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a few mental freak outs when I saw the shape Ugly House was in after we gutted it's insides. It was a hot mess. And don't get me wrong, it still is. This renovation has definitely taught… Continue reading Day 14: What a difference 2 weeks makes.