Monday, July 26, 2010

House renovation Updates

I can't remember the last time I updated about the changes going on in our WV house. Of course we painted the baby room and started setting that space up, but since we moved in last November we have done quite a bit to improve on the space. Here is a list of things we have done so far (and when I say we...I mostly mean my husband because he has done a lot of work):
  • Renovated the bathroom
  • removed ugly tile from entry hallway to discover hardwood flooring underneath
  • Painted our bedroom
  • Painted Guest/Baby room
  • Put together furniture for baby room
  • Installed a ceiling fan in our bedroom
  • Built closet doors for our room
  • Built a dining room table
  • Built a bookshelf
  • Built a coffee table
  • Planted a garden
  • Releveled upstairs hallway flooring
  • Installed new upstairs hallway flooring
It is a good start for not having even been here for one year. Not to mention there is a lot of things that needed to be done to fix things. We don't just live in a normal house. Ours is over 100 years old and has been wired, added on, and built by those that probably did not have to follow any regulations. So every step is that much harder once you really see what is behind the walls.

Our next project is to finish the upstairs hallway by putting drywall in the ceiling and finish off the walls while hopefully also finishing up the walls into the downstairs hallway. We are going to be working on this next month with the help of my dad and grandfather. It will be the last project before the baby arrives. Then it will be a little of a break until next spring. Then we are going to get started on the downstairs renovations! One step at a time! So hopefully the next time you see the hallway and stairs it will not look like this!


Taylor's said...

What a diamond in the rough you found! The house is going to be priceless once you finish everything. Heck everything now is awesome and amazing!

Happy Villain said...

Ooooh, so beautiful! I love the owl in the tree! And there is something so incredibly charming and homey about houses from that era, with all the wood floors, the woodwork, the enormous windows, and the old hardware throughout, like the doorknob and strike plate on your bathroom door. I grew up in buildings like that and miss those features terribly in these newer, sparse, cheaply designed homes. You're doing a fabulous job. Can't wait to see it done!

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