You sure wouldn’t know it from my lack of posts, but things are getting D-O-N-E in this household. It’s like I always say “less think, more do” but in this instance it’s like “less blog, more do”. Around here I’m doing the daily marathon of kid stuff (two kiddo birthdays, end of school, and other general fun-ship), hectic work-work, and nighttime multi-tasking with the usual paint roller in one hand and champagne in the other, like this. So here’s an update of all the random stuff we’ve been working on lately and where we are now, with hints of what’s to come. And let me tell you, the future is very bright indeed. Let’s start with the most exciting thing first.
The floors have arrived! Well, half of them. The other half ended up like this:
The ones that made it into the house are pretty, pretty sweet. Picking out these floors deserves its own post so I’ll spill more soon. In the meantime, let’s just say I’ve got hundreds of square feet of floor installation in my future.
This isn’t very exciting, but it has taken up the vast majority of our house project time. We finished hanging all of the drywall and spackling it too. The kitchen renovation has affected every room on our main floor along with our basement and our boy’s room, all of which required at a minimum filling door-sized holes and at a maximum hanging entire new walls. We hired some weekend help on this but it still took 4 (or 5?, or a million?) weekends of work to get it all done. I’ve lost track in a haze of drywall dust. For a while there, we were living like this:
But now instead of holes, we have walls. Real walls.
While we have lots of rooms on our “in progress” list, at least one has made it to “finished for now”: our son’s room. Remember when we took out the smaller closet in there to add it into our master closet? Well that left a door-sized hole in his room. We filled that in as part of the aforementioned wall progress and then also had to add in some new baseboards. Somehow, this tiny area took way longer than I expected – luckily this kid is a heavy sleeper and I could totally paint the room with the lights on in his sleep.
Things are also happening in the kitchen. Well, things other than cooking. I’ve been working on my planked ceiling (which is slooow going) and we’ve even just about decided on our cabinets. I have high hopes we’ll be done in time for Christmas. Until then, here’s a sneak peek of our ceiling to tide you over:
With all the drywall work, we’ve got a ton of priming and painting going on all over the main level of our house. I’m priming the drywall with Kilz PVA drywall primer and painting the ceilings (Behr flat ceiling white). I haven’t committed to wall paint yet for our living/dining/kitchen area, but when I have a sec to hit up the paint store, I’m all over getting samples and sharing them. I’m thinking white. Or close to white. Bring on the sunglasses when you come into our new house. Or maybe a light gray so sunglasses aren’t necessary. But in the meantime, thousands of photos of primed walls is not sexy enough for this blog, so you’ll just have to live on this one:
So smooth. So wall-a-licious.
Okay, enough of that smorgasbord. I am excited to share more on each project soon! And I’m really excited to get all the drywall dust out of my hair…