Monday, March 30, 2009

Starting the fence!

This week I am getting bids to have people come out and put fence posts in. We will hopefully have a lovely wooden fence within the next 2 months. Our current fence is Horrid and makes the house look really TRASHY! The inside just looks so great now that I am just dying for the outside to match it.

One of my great friends, Laine, is going to be moving in with us in May for a few months. It will be a little strange going back to having a roomate again but I am just hoping everything works out. The extra money will really help out on the projects we want to do. The new guest room, our old room, is painted and looks amazing. You can't even tell that there was ever a popcorn ceiling in there. I LOVE IT! We are slowly doing the small things now that have been getting put off due to all of our rather large projects. I have been raking in preparation for Spring. I can't wait!!!!

We got a new foster dog, his name is Buddy and he has really bad arthritis. He is such a sweet pup.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Good weekend

On Saturday I got the final bedroom ceiling painted. We also hung up our blinds in the dining room. On Sunday got the paint up in bedroom. The color is a gray brown. It's the darkest color we've used in the house so far. The ceiling, floors and trim a very light so I think it looks great. I was worried it was going to look like a cave but I like it alot. I am officially tired of painting!

Since September we have gotten soooo much done inside the house. I am ready to start working outside again. Especially now that everything is pretty comfortable inside. My favorite thing to do is garden. I can wait for all of my plants to come back this year! We should have our new wood fence within the next 2 months and my hope is that we have new gutters and paint on the house by October. The more I say it and write it, the more likely it will happen.

Here are some photos of the progress of the bedroom and the dining room windows. We still need to trim the room out.


Monday, March 16, 2009

The Upstairs is ALMOST FINISHED!!!

We had a very productive weekend! I scraped the entire popcorn ceiling pictured below in my last post. Under the popcorn ceiling was 2 layers of wallpaper. Luckily I was able to remove everything in about 5 hours. I've already mudded and primed the ceiling. It should be all ready for paint next weekend. I also primed and painted the walk in closet that had some ugly wood paneling. This is the last room that has been longing for some human touch and it should be complete by next weekend.

We also are also finished sanding the windows in the dining room- so I can FINALLY hang up my $300 worth of roller shades on 2 windows. Geeze.

I'll post photos next week when we are all finished so make sure to check back.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Entire Upstairs Will Soon Be Complete

Sorry for the delay in blogging. We just got back from vacation in New York City.

There are just a few items left to complete in the guest bedroom, mainly just closet stuff. Unfortunately closet doors are going to be a little pricey so they will have to wait a bit since our Spring projects will begin soon (HOPEFULLY!). We move our furniture into the guest room and saw that there wasn't really enough wall space. We decided that we will probably have to keep the other room as the master. Atleast now we have some closet space and a nice room for guests, right? Here is the way the room looks so far:
The closet still needs framing and doors:
What a difference! Our house just keeps getting better and better.

Quentin is going to continue doing all of the final finishing touches on the guest room this weekend while I begin the master room. Fortunately this room will only the ceiling scraped, the walls and trim painted and thats about it. Oh yeah- and a new ceiling fan. Everyone typically likes the paint that's in there but this is definitely not my taste.
Can't wait to begin scraping the ceiling! Hopefully this will be fast and painless. I am ready to just enjoy the interior of my house rather than see projects everywhere. The exterior is a different story! =)