Thursday, December 30, 2010

I know I know

I am awful. I promise to post something soon. So much has changed it is hard to keep up with.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Little Update to Master Bath

This is not really a finished product by any means but Amy and I have been excited about our cost savings in this room. We were quoted any where from $3,000 to $16,000 to redo the master bath. Part of that is due to how much needed fixing and how big the room is.

I started looking online to find ways to cut some corners. I found some great tiled tops with vessel sinks. Problem is that our vanity was so tall as it sits that Amy would need an elevator to wash her hands. We saw a few stainless drop in options online and liked the clean lines they brought to a bathroom. A few days later I visited a salvage store to see if they had any options. I took Amy back the next day and we decided on these 2 white drop in bowls for $3 each!! Yes $3. With tax the 2 were $6.56.

This excited us to cut even more corners. We found a tile we could live with at Home Depot for $1.16 a square foot. Bottom line we will pay somewhere around $500 for the whole project. It's not the absolute best but it will be a great, functional bathroom for years to come.

It still needs:
  • Grout (happens tomorrow)
  • Wall sconces
  • Framed mirrors
  • 1 GFI plug
  • Baseboard
  • Shower entry tile
  • Towel hooks
  • Blinds
  • Faux finish on vanity
  • New hardware for vanity
  • Touch up painting

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gigantor Hardware

The hardware was installed and it is AWESOME. Premier suggested we use "appliance pulls". They are enormous! It makes it very easy to access the biggest drawers.

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Finally a table where we can all fit. Craigslist in Tennessee is a treasure chest of cool furniture. We were able to find this custom built, solid wood, NO LEAF, 10 foot table for a fraction of what we would pay for a regular one. We will need to refinish the top and paint the legs but it's functioning now just fine.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010


Yes, there used to be a toilet in the pantry. This was the most odd layout of the house. We are assuming because the walk was kinda long that the previous owner, who was elderly, had a bathroom put right off the kitchen. You could prepare breakfast and go potty less than 8 feet away. We sealed the wall to the left and made it a built in shelf. We then busted out the wall to the right another foot or so to expand the doorless, walk-in pantry. In the main kitchen pics it is right behind Amy's computer chair.

I couldn't find homeboy today and when I did this is how he looked. He had poured what was left of the salt and vinegar Pringles onto the pantry floor and was having a party that no one else was invited to.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Kitchen Day 43

Items still to go:
Back splash
Hardware (knobs and pulls)
Gas cooktop (due to arrive Sept. 2)
Bun feet on sink and cooktop
Light over sink
Under cabinet lighting
Find barstools
Air blower above cooktop
Pantry shelving
Touch up paint
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Before and After 8-20-10

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The First Load

Mum got the honor of the first load in the new dishwasher (above). The fruit of their labor (below).
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Big Night With The New Tops

Mum and Papooow brought over pizza and a homegrown watermelon to celebrate our first night with a kitchen sink.

While Grant helped mommy ball some melon the other boys snuggled with Papooow.

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The Mommy Desk

Now Amy is able to coupon, text friends and look at Lindi's new pics on Facebook from one location.

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Amy couldn't wait to start texting pics of her new tops to her peeps.
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Granite Arrived!!

The dudes arrived with the granite and did a bang-up job on the install. It was done in less than 2 hours.

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