Thursday, May 30, 2013


Now that we are nearing our move-in date, I've started to think about decorations! Hooray! I checked out Homegoods recently and found a few things I may pick up in the next few weeks. What do you think?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Kitchen finale

The kitchen is cooked and done! Well, at least with what needed to get done before we move in.

We decided to paint it with both paint colors that we are using throughout the house. They are in the same family, so they look very similar.

It's almost time to move!

We made some great progress over the past two weeks. I'm happy to say that the house is really close to move-in ready! Here are some updates on what has been done...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Floors - Part I

This weekend, we saw part of the new floors come in! New carpet will be installed later this week...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Only three working weekends left!

We are only three weekends away from moving - ahh! It is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. One thing I know I'm looking forward to is having a weekend back. Not having a Saturday or Sunday to relax takes it's toll.

Anyways, this weekend wasn't a dramatic change type of weekend. Instead, there was a lot of prepping... I think next weekend will be very productive!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Interesting find

While smoothing out the foyer walls (we're keeping them a smooth texture). I discovered something.

I thought that the previous owners had wallpapered as they built the house. But, while working near a socket, I saw that the walls used to be textured, and they put a skim coat over it before wallpapering!

Gosh they loved wallpaper...


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Kitchen update

After last week, we were ready to get the kitchen in a more semi-finished state with normal walls. Our drywall skim coat dried well. We had to scrape off any larger bumps and then wet sanded to make sure we had a smooth surface for the texture.

Prep work took FOREVER. Literally at least five hours...

Once that was done, Rob could put texture up. Jonathan and Sharon helped out while Mom, Dad, and I worked on other projects around the house.

First, Rob mixed until he had the perfect texture, then he used the hopper ("the hoppa!") to spray the texture on the walls. After about 20 minutes he knocked down the texture to finish the effect. All in all, it looks great! We are excited to start painting next weekend.

Floor trials

This weekend was the weekend to tackle the floors, or at least start. We had already pulled up the carpet and determined that it might be in good enough condition to stain or paint.

We ripped the carpet, padding, and carpet tack in the master closet and bathroom to start. It was doable, but it took me a good hour to pry up the carpet tack... in those tiny rooms! I started walking around and got a little overwhelmed with the amount of carpet that needed to come out.