Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Been A While

I know. I've been slacking on the updates lately. But I've been busy. And the bit of free time on nights and weekends have been spent working on the house and unpacking.

Anyway, some updates! Last week our kitchen counter came in. And it is gorgeous. Also, the appliances were all hooked up (yay for home cooked meals again).

The lights, mirrors, and sinks went in both upstairs bathrooms. The 2nd bath is complete (minus a little cleaning), but the master still has a couple things to do. It is so nice to have a working bathroom upstairs again to not have to go downstairs to shower and get ready in the morning. Though the up and down the stairs multiple times in the morning was a good workout, I'm not missing it at all.

This past weekend we tackeld a lot of cleaning and unpacking. But we also got a few things done. Like removing that awful, ugly storm door on the front of the house. It was always sticking and wouldn't open, too. And the house looked instantly better from the street. Then we added my painted bistro set to complete the curb appeal.

We also added some shelves in the kitchen (which as usual for us hanging shelves, was a much more difficult project than it should have been). Being a small kitchen, there is limited counter space. And we wanted to keep as much of that open and useable as possible. Not cluttered with appliances. So the extra shelves gave us a place to put more stuff we use regularly, like the coffee maker.

And finally we tackled a bit of that back room where the carpet was pulled up. Remember the glued down padding? Yeah we gave it some time to dry out and attempted to get it cleaned up. While we didn't get it completely clean (yet), we did make a good dent thanks to a putty knife and a shop vac with a scrubbing attachment. Hopefully we'll have time this week/weekend to work on it some more.

So much left to do, but it's starting to all come together.


  1. Everything is starting to look great Beth! Can't wait to see it in person!

  2. I love how the kitchen and bathroom look (so white!), great job!