Wednesday, March 18, 2015

House Updates | My Studio

I think that it's safe to say that this was the kid's room.
Many have told me to keep the paint job.
It's tempting, really.
But I think I'll stick with the paint I picked out for my studio long ago. *insert winky face*

You know the drill!
Before photos, then during, and colorful commentary in-between!


Look at that paint job!
I might as well just buy stock in primer now....

The door to the attic is in this room and that makes me so happy!
We'll finish the attic eventually but we haven enough on our plate now.


I began insulating this at night but had to stop.
The light was reflecting so strongly off of the foil backing that I couldn't see!

This is also the room where we store the trim.


That's all for now!

House Updates | The Dining Room

The dining room need the least work of any room in the house.
I guess the previous owners just didn't use it very much...
There aren't a whole lot of fantastic updates for this room as only two walls got insulated and drywalled.
It's also currently being used as storage for our kitchen cabinets. 



The bare bones!

Tyler removing the trim.
We are trying to keep as much of the original trim as possible. 
Tyler did a fantastic job removing it while keeping it intact.

This is why I have no more good photos of the progress in this room:

Mt. Junkmore!

The end!

House Updates | The Outside!

Our focus since buying the house has been entirely on the interior.
The exterior is ugly but there isn't anything structurally wrong with it.
We have been forced to set aside our pride and just plan on improving the exterior next year.
So not during photos....just before!
(Well, we did replace the windows so that has changed)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

House Updates | The Kitchen

The kitchen.
When I walked into what would become our new home the first thing I saw was the kitchen.
Food sludge, hair, stains, you get the picture (literally. I took some. They're down there ↓)
The cabinets had holes in them (probably a hammer or boot).
The hinges were broken.
The flooring was nasty.
It all had to go.
And go it did.
We were left with a clean slate and are slowly rebuilding our kitchen!



A lovely little potty closet.
One and a half is better than one!


This was in our wall.

There is a stove in my doorway.
And yes, it's functional.

Meet Wayne Bruce!
aka Batbat.
Fluffy, rabid mammal by day.
Vigilante by night.

(Wayne died shortly after this photo was taken.)
(RIP Batbat)

The debut of our new door!

There was brick on the wall in part of the kitchen. 
We wanted to keep it exposed but, sadly, were unable to.
*sad face*

Bamboo floors!
Tyler and I had some disagreements about the flooring.
We both agreed that we did not want tile.
I simply a not a fan.
I spend a lot of time baking and tile makes my feet hurt, and I'm not going to wear shoes in my house just so I can stand on tile.

I decided that I wanted a nice laminate.
Tyler wanted wood.
I said that we couldn't get new wood floors for one part of the house, but keep the original wood floors in the rest of the house.
"It'll look stupid"
I believe those were my words.
So anyway, we came to the compromise of getting wood [or bamboo] floors that would match the color we will eventually put in the rest of the house.
Compromise ladies and gentlemen.
It's the KEY.
(Tyler doesn't agree with my 'happy wife, happy life' philosophy.)

More drywall!
(I have a feeling that we may be the only people that notice the progression in some of the photographs....)

The end....for now.