After we finished the demo process on the bathroom, we started to prep for the new bathtub. We decided that it would be easiest to replace the ceiling before the bathtub went it. So we hung the new green board and I got to work taping, spackling, sanding, and spackling again and again until I got… Read More Avocado to Amazing Part II- Putting it back together
Our upstairs bathroom renovation may be the greatest snowball project of 2017. To explain, it all started on a rainy Friday afternoon exactly one week after moving in. We had a plumber here installing a new well pressure tank, the internet installer was here, and the boys were scraping like crazy at the wallpaper in the dining… Read More Avocado to Amazing Part I- Demo
As I posted yesterday, we are doing a mini cosmetic update in our little powder room. In yesterday’s post, I showed you some pictures of the priming and wallpaper removal. Once I finished priming the paneling and removing the wallpaper, I used Behr’s Ultra White in semi-gloss to start painting the paneling, trim, vanity, radiator… Read More The Painted Powder Room!
Our powder room hides in a cute little back hallway off what I call the “Muddy Laundry Room” (aka Mudroom/ Laundry combined!) When we first moved in, it was very dark with wooden paneling, dark trim, and peach floral wallpaper. Here are some photos of the powder room “before.” In the midst of our… Read More Powder Room Refresh
Phew! It’s been a busy couple of days here! Here are some rather small things that I’m enjoying today: This soffit will be ripped out someday when we put in a new kitchen, but for now it stays and this strange clock outlet needed to be covered. I found this cute little sign yesterday and thought… Read More Enjoying the little things..
Grant’s room has made some great progress so far! You can read about the hardwood floor prep process in this post. After we had the subfloor and trim ripped out, and the walls, ceiling, and closet painted, Jake and I got to work laying down the hardwood floor. I chose the boards so that there… Read More Grant’s Room Progress!
The room formerly known as “The Pink Room” is one of the front bedrooms in our house and our first room to receive the honor of new hardwood floors! This room was the one Jake and I chose for our bedroom on moving day as it’s the second largest room next to the master which we originally… Read More Bedroom #1 Gets Prepped for Hardwood Floors!
During our bathroom renovation we totally destroyed the already aged carpet in the upstairs hallway. Apparently, you can’t slide plywood subfloor with those blue sides across white carpet! My awesome hubby surprised me one day by having a little fun and tearing the carpet out before we had a plan- sometimes we get a little ahead of ourselves! We… Read More Good Wood, Shopping for Hardwood Floors
Jake and I always joke that we never make it easy on ourselves when it comes to home renovation. So, naturally, when it came time for a new bathroom vanity in an odd alcove space, we decided to design and build our own. The premise of the design was based on a pottery barn double… Read More DIY Design and Build a Bathroom Vanity
This week, in the midst of ripping out the subfloor upstairs in the master bedroom, we have discovered another leak which is now starting to stain the ceiling in the living room. The leak is coming from either the drain or water lines going to the left sink in the big hall bathroom. We cut a hole… Read More Farmhouse Dining Room Update- Dated to Darling