March 30, 2009

House Stuff

Here's some before and in-between house remodel pictures for your viewing pleasure. Things are coming along. The wall between the kitchen and dining area is gone and the kitchen has been completely gutted. The cabinets are in the basement currently, I'm hoping to use them somehow down there instead of throwing them out. Up next for the kitchen is some sanding, patching, more sanding, and then painting. After that, the linoleum will go in, cabinets, then the counter and finally the appliances, if we can still afford them ;-) We're also going to remove that white ceiling fan (that doesn't work anyway), and put in recessed lighting.



We took out the chandelier and attempted to put in a ceiling fan. Joe ran the electrical, and it worked for the chandelier. He switched it with the fan and the fan doesn't work now, so he's going to have to get back up and figure out what's going on.


This past Friday my mom and dad took the girls overnight so we could work late. Joe, me, and our friends Jillia and JT came over and helped us. We got a lot done, including painting the master bedroom. It was bright green before, now it's a peaceful blue.


Today, Camryn decided she wanted to paint while I was sanding. Too bad it's a shade darker than that wall and I had to go back and fix it!


The plan today was for me to sand down the mud that was in the half bath and paint. I sanded, painted three of the four walls, and noticed that there were all kinds of bubbles under the paint. I poked at one, and it started peeling. I pulled it and a huge 3 foot section of paint and drywall paper came off. Ugh. I had to scrape the whole wall, and now it's down to the barest it can be. We can either re-drywall the whole bathroom or try painting over the cardboard. Joe is going to try re-taping and putting up new beading, and we'll see how that looks. A small setback, but it could have been worse.

Here's the playroom. It was very purple before. Nothing against purple, I actually liked it. It was just VERY purple, and we were already going to have a pink room, so that was a bit much. We decided on a warm golden yellow. Joe also had to add the ceiling light fixture because there wasn't one there. Jillia and I picked it out last week, I think it matches nicely.



Here's what we had for dinner today. Again. There's a Little Caesar's right up the road and you just can't beat $5 pizzas.


Joe put up the chair rail in Summer and Camryn's room this evening. It looks PERFECT. Exactly what I envisioned.



Some people might not like the pink and green combo, but I love it. I think once their white furniture and their new bedding is in there it will all be tied together.


We spent almost $300 on paint. Yea... paint is expensive. And we're using the cheap stuff! A big chunk of it was a 5 gallon bucket for the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, and basement entry. I had picked out a color that I thought was neutral, fairly light but dark enough to notice, that would go well with our carpet, countertops, and furniture. We roll it onto the wall and it looks like orangy sand. Or make-up concealer. Ugh... not what I wanted. We could not afford to get another 5 gallon bucket, so Joe and my cousin Richard took a trip up to Home Depot to see if there was anything they could do to save it. There wasn't, but they suggested adding 2 gallons of white to it. It worked great! The color now is exactly what I had wanted to begin with.




We put the kids to work today.


I had to get Joe to cut in the basement entry. I am so bad at it, I get the paint all over the ceiling.


We got new front door locks, since we don't know who all had the keys to the old locks. We went with a Venetian Bronze finish. It's my new favorite!


Here's the carpet that we're getting, up against the paint. I think it's a good match.


That's all for today. Hopefully I will continue to remember to take my camera with me when we go over there, the past few times I had forgotten.

I want to apologize for not being around and not commenting on your blogs as much as I would like. I'm still reading as much as I can, though. All the painting is almost done, so I should be around more soon!

25 comments:

Tiffany said...

I really like the living room paint color. Good fix with the white paint added in there to lighten it up some. Oh and I really do like the girls room color choices. I think it'll look good once it's complete. Y'all are doing so good!

~Ann~ said...

Its all coming together. The girls are going to love there room. I never painted my house it was all white. I still need to do that. :)

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Your house is coming beautiful..
lots of luck..in your new home:)
Annmarie

lmt1073 said...

love, love, love the color of the girls' room and the light fixture... can't wait to see all the after pics!

EmilytheCreative said...

It's looking great and I think all your pain colors are great. I really like the girls' room color. I can almost picture it all together. Can't wait to see what else y'all do!

Susie said...

I really like the pink and green together. I'm glad someone else thinks the two looks good together. That is what have in my spare bedroom. House is looking great.

BirdsMama said...

I love all the progress! Cadence's room is pink and green as well!! I think it looks great!! Have fun with all the remodel!! It just makes it all the more YOUR home!!

Jessie said...

Wow, you guys are making progress quickly! I love the pink/green combo too. That's what the twins' nursery was done in. I think the small touches like new light fixtures and cabinet knobs make such a big difference. I love your carpet too. It's like a modern shag carpet. We have a runner of it on our stairs and it has held up really well.

I can't wait to see it when it's all done!

gomillion and one... said...

It looks like it is coming along nicely. I love all the colors for the bedrooms and playroom. :)

Tricia said...

Can we use Joe for somethings? LOL You two are doing a fantastic job redoing the house for your family. Looks GOOD.
Thanks for all your support with homebuying, I knew you'd be of help.
HUGS

Leslie said...

Hey girly ;) Ty for the great update with tons of pics! I am so glad things are coming along great ;) It looks awesome. I love the color for the living room its perfect. I love the carpet u chose too, its really pretty. I love the girls playroom color & room color too. I think the pink & green looks pretty good. I know too once all their sutff is in their it will be great. Sorry thought you
all had a little trouble with things. But damn that hubby of yours knows what hes doing. :) Im sure it will be all figured out and soon. Im really happy for u all. Take care hun. Have a good day. Look fwd to another update ;) Leslie

Crystal said...

Great job! And fast too! I love the girls bedroom colors! I need a handyman hubby can we trade?? Mine cant even put together a trampoline without my help lol.

Crystal said...

IN between sanding and painting and laying carpet you should head over I have an award for you up!

JC said...

wow! looks like you all have been busy. I love the girl's room. The colors are great.

clauren said...

GIRL no worries, looks like your hard at work. I like all the colors :) Cass

Alicia said...

I like the pink & green together! I think it will look good too when you get the furniture in!

Stef said...

It's really coming along... I can't wait to see pics of it all done and furnished!!

Brandi said...

You guys are doing an awesome job. I like all the colors you have picked out. I can't wait to see the finished product :)

Terri said...

Looking great!

Love the pink and green together...and the new light fixture in the yellow room it matches perfectly!

So happy for ya'll!

Hugs
Terri

Bridgett said...

I actually like everything you've done so far and the colors you've chosen. And I think the kid's rooms will look fantastic with the pink and green. It's a good combo. Very complimentary.

I also love that goldne light fixture too.

Thanks for letting us watch your home take shape!

XOXO

carolinagirl said...

Y'all are doing a great! I love the girls' room, and the chair rail and all the paints. Fabulous! I know you are doing a lot of hard work, but it is really paying off!

Bernadette said...

Oh doll! It looks great! It's going to look fantastic when it's all finished :) Good save on the paint, adding some white...paint is wicked expensive!

I love the girl's room....Pey's old room was the same shades of pink and green, I like it a lot. ...OMG! I have 2 pairs of adorable pink curtains with white and green gingham around the borders. I was going to yardsale them, let me know if you want them..I'll mail them out to you.

Congratulations doll, it's so exciting to see this all happen for you guys!

-stephanie- said...

The rooms are looking good with all the new paint. I love the pink/green girls room. Looking forward to seeing more "afters".

Meg said...

I love the living room color! My mom just bought a house and we are going over what paint to use. i think I can sell her on this color!

You guys have done so much! I'm quite impressed!

Emily said...

I LOVE pink and green together.. they were my bridesmaids dresses colors.. and the theme of my spring wedding.. if we have a girl I want pink and green:) I love all the paint colors you have chosen!

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