Sunday, November 9, 2008

Behind Closed Doors

Our interior doors were finally painted last Monday, and Gregg did a fantastic job. As if that wasn't exciting enough, yesterday when I was having my oil changed, Mike installed our interior doorknobs. It's the first time we have slept with our bedroom door completely closed since we moved back in! Awesome.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bet you never thought you'd see this!

Finally, an update to the remodel blog! Our interior doors are being painted today! And you know what that means... we will actually have doorknobs. Yep, no more books to hold the bathroom door closed. I. Can't. Wait. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


OK, this isn't the real update I promised months ago, but it's an update nonetheless. Our tile (guest shower and kitchen backsplash) is finally being finished this week! I'm just too excited about it not to share. Our painter is still MIA, so we still have unpainted doors with no knobs (very fun when you're sitting on the throne, holding the door shut with your foot), and touch-ups that need to be done throughout the house. Aside from that, the only stragglers left are some transition moldings for the floor, and a little landscaping out front. I think the end is truly in sight!

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Moment of Zen

This was my view from the couch on Saturday evening: a big pot of my "famous" pasta sauce on the stove top (that's sort of a tradition of mine - anytime I move into a new house, I make a big batch of sauce), glass of wine on the coffee table, cookbooks nestled neatly on a shelf, and only a quiet nagging from the few boxes left to unpack and odds and ends to finish... *sigh*

Friday, June 13, 2008

It's Official!

We have passed our final inspection, and moved back into our house! Now that the dust has settled (and man, has it settled on everything!) the first thing on my agenda is to clean up and unpack, and then finish up painting here and there and get organized. After we are all settled in, I will post a wrap-up, before and afters, more "things we learned," and a product list (just in case you are curious on how I saved 1000 bucks on our master bathroom vanity!).

We thank all our family and friends for following our progress and helping us on our journey through this remodel. It has been a long five months! According to many of you, if our marriage can survive a remodel, it can survive anything. On that note, I am happy to report that we are indeed still very happily married!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hurdles to Final Inspection

We are *almost* there! I think we are truly at the "one more week" point (even though I've been saying "one more week" for about a month now!). Before we get the go-ahead to occupy our house, the inspector is requiring us to finish plumbing on the water heater (we have to connect the drain and move a valve); set the toilet in the guest bath; put dimmer switches on the lights in the master bedroom, office, master and guest bathrooms (WHAT!?) sorry, but that's an odd request; and, finally, pay a $72 encroachment permit fee for the paving we did in front of the house... don't even get me started on that one!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

1 Bedroom House, Move-In Ready (Almost)

The pieces are coming together, and our house is slowly transforming back into a home. Over the past week or so, a lot has gotten done, so I figured I'd post a quick update. We are paved up, decked out and totally floored!

No More Dirt Pit!

Flooring Finished!

Ready for a Memorial Day BBQ

One of my Favorite Finds... 
A Designer Knock-Off Vanity