Thursday, December 29, 2016

House Renovation Weeks 26, 27 & 28: Paint, Paint and More Paint

It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, hope everyone had a very happy holiday season. We have been very busy, feel like a have been running from the moment I get up in the morning til I hit the pillow at the end of the day. We have done tons of painting and the finish carpenters finished up just before Christmas.

So here is what happened over the last few weeks.

Week 26

During week 26 the finish carpenters started to install the finish stairs and install our new kitchen cabinets, along with reinstalling our old ones. I still need to paint all of these, going to be quite the job. We are loving how large the new kitchen island is going to be. We continued to prime the second floor and started painting the trim in the bathrooms.

Week 27

We finally got to put some color on the walls, both upstairs bathrooms are finally finished being painted. Now onto the downstairs bath so that the tile guys can do their job. The tile for our bathroom shower got delivered this week as well.

Week 28

Super busy week, getting ready for Christmas and spending most nights at the house, prepping for the tile guys. We picked up the rest of the tile and finished the downstairs bathroom. The finish carpenters finished their work and we now have a beautiful railing for the stairs. The insulation crew came and blew in foam insulation in the attic. It was really a busy week.

Next week I'll have some more newly painted rooms to post as well as some installed tile. Getting closer.

Stay tuned and check out previous weeks here:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

House Renovation Week 24 & 25: Prep and Primer

We have been so busy over the last 2 weeks that I did not get a chance to write a blog post until now. On top of Thanksgiving and starting my Christmas shopping, the house was ready to be painted. To save money we decided to paint the house ourselves.

Week 24

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - purchased the painting supplies and the contractors finished up the trim on the second floor. Aaron and my Dad also went over at night to filled nail holes and tape. (My Mom's oven broke during this time as well, so that was interesting.)

Thursday - We ate Turkey! Yum!

Friday - We had a team of six sanding all the putty for the whole day. At night we went to Best Buy with my parents, we bought an oven and a fridge and they also bought an oven.

Saturday - Primer started to go on everything.

Sunday - A whole day of primer with a team of four.

Week 25

Monday - Took a break.

Tuesday  - My Mom and I did some more primer painting while both the kids were in school. Then at night Aaron and I worked on sanding kitchen doors in my parents basement.

For those of you who grew up in the 80s you might like this, my parents have a fraggle hole in their basement.

Wednesday - Aaron took the day off, our daughter had a concert at school in the morning and then it was more priming for the rest of the day.

Thursday - Worked on non-house related things.

Friday - Aaron took this day off as well, primed all day.

Saturday - Finally finished priming the second floor. Finish ceiling paint started to go on. Also had the girls come to the house and paint samples of colors on their walls.

Sunday - More ceiling paint.

Stay tuned and check out previous weeks here:

Week 23: Trim and Doors
Week 22: Plaster Finished
Week 21: Drywall is up