October 16, 2011

Slowly but surely

We're slowly making progress!  Here's what's been going on the last month or so.

  One of our neighbors (whose no doubt sick of all the debris in our front yard) called the city to cite us for not having a building permit.  High five, new neighbor! We're stoked to live by you ;)  No, we were mad at first, but it's a good thing in the long run.

   We FINALLY passed all the lame inspections for electrical, plumbing, gas, insulation... etc.  All the stuff that is behind the scenes - that you can't really tell it's making a difference.  Ammon started sheet-rocking and out little abode is finally coming together! It's so exciting to see all the things we've been talking about for months become a reality :D  These pictures were taken a week or so ago, so Ammon is almost to the point where he can start texturing the walls! Then we can paint! mmm paint!

the new entryway into our master bedroom's closet

our new walk-in shower!! This bathroom is by far the biggest transformation in the house

baby's future room :) oh, and my office - we'll see how that goes haha!

guest bathroom

guest bathroom - where the door used to be

Newly shaped entryway!  The fireplace isn't centered in the wall, but it's centered in the room - weird I know.  We've spent many hours talking about it and getting nowhere :)

kitchen completely scraped down :)

new - bigger hallway leading to the guest room

View of the front door from the back wall. 
We're so excited to finally be making some visible progress!!  We're still trying to find some flooring for the bathrooms - tile is ridiculous! And none of it is that good looking :)  However - we owe an arm and leg to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore.  We've saved SO much money there.  For example, Ammon decided he wanted to make all the corners in our house round (I didn't even know people did that - I'm not very observant).  So, we went to Home Depot to see how much rounded "bull-nose" corners were.  For one stick that's like 8 feet is was $7 a piece!!!  So, we checked ReStore, and luckily they had bull-nose corners in that day - for $1 per 12 foot piece!! We saved almost 80%!!! If you've never been to ReStore - get your butt down there right now! They are awesome! They don't always have everything in stock, but if you find what you're looking for, you'll save TONS of money!

Anyways! Hopefully I can update again in a week or two with painted walls!! Hooray!

1 comment:

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

You guys are SO AWESOME!!! I cant wait to see what else you have going on!

love your guts