This post is just mostly for me. We’ve put a lot into our first house. And, our new house is not the same style at all. Which is good. I’m ready for a change. And the new house will allow us to incorporate some pieces and spaces we couldn’t at our first house. But, I … More #favoritethings from our #firsthouse.
Let’s continue … So, Friday night? After we finished working ALL week on the house and felt like it was a mad rush to the finish? We left Cincinnati, headed home, and walked to the Club for food & drinks. It was a nice treat. It’s been more than a few weeks since we’ve … More Hard Stop.
So, it seems like we just can’t catch a break with this house. For all the progress we make, it seems like someone else comes in and moves it all a few steps back. Very short version: We bought a new bed, and I cleaned the master bedroom floors … just in time for them … More One thing, and now another.
The paint is amazing. I know I said that in the last post. But now, you guys, we took all the paper off of the floors in the family room. It looks so amazing. Exactly what we were going for. So, here’s some background. When I started painting the family room, Patrick & I stood … More The Paint. [& more.]
I’ve been slacking on the updating here. But, we’ve been getting things done at the house. So, it’s fair. The flooring guy came back to fix the shoe. Mostly it looks good. Some of it I’m going to have to just fix myself. And, we’re not sure what he did (because he certainly did NOT … More Priming and Painting
The shoe has been installed and everything looks mostly good. There were a few pieces that didn’t appear to have poly on them, and a few noticeable gaps between the shoe and the floor/baseboards … and our contractor has been great and is totally willing to work with us and send someone out to … More Cleaning, Shoe, and Wall Prep
We have over 500 linear feet of baseboards. And, I painted all of it this past week. Twice. I might have ruined my left knee, hip, and elbow; along with my right shoulder, forearm, wrist and hand. I spent 16+ hours on those gorgeous, (really hard) wood floors. I felt every single moment of it. … More Baseboards + more.
One thing. We are completely happy with this one thing that we’ve hired contractors to do so far in this house. The floors. They look amazing. They seriously are a game-changer in this house. Between the door openings and these floors, we now own what feels like a completely different house. We had a couple … More Sigh of relief.
It’s log, log, it’s better than bad, it’s good. (Ren & Stimpy, circa 1991) We have wood! Lots of wood! In the form of planks … which all came from logs. 🙂 Originally, they delivered *white oak flooring. After taking a closer look at the 3 upstairs bedrooms, which have existing wood floors, they determined those … More It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
Finally, some great news! Our floors are going in! Last weekend, we demoed the half bathroom on the main floor (except the toilet base because it was glued to the tiles or something). Last week the flooring company demoed the weird layer of particle board we had under all of the main level floors. Now, … More Real Progress!