Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WW: Work Weekend

Last weekend we planned to knock out some of the bigger projects..... Most of the photos are from that, although some are from random evening work sessions :)
Installing the track for the first slider (closet in the living room)

My uncle keeps needling me that it looks like DH is doing all the work. So I made my mom take a photo of me helping ;)

Countertops leveled and installed

Brief break from house posts to bring you one of my husband's random impulse acquisitions......

Master vanity finally arrived

We still need to glue the sinks on the vases but we set it in the bathroom to get a feel for it

The rest of the flooring had to be moved and the thought of bringing it out how I brought it in (around the awkward turn from the front door down the hallway) sounded AWFUL so we opened the window and I handed it out for DH to stack in the truck bed. SO MUCH EASIER

DH has been talking about these barstools since we first started putting together the bids back in January, so I bought them

Gravel for the final sewer work (which will hopefully happen this week or next 🤞)

Gravel to fix our driveway, which desperately needs some TLC after all the big trucks driving up and down it all summer (neighbors new construction in the background)

Another day, another door

Big project for last weekend - backsplash!

While my mom and I did that, DH worked on the guest bedroom floor

My mom was super involved in her job as tile master haha

Longest stretch of floor! DH was very proud of himself that he made it through all the doorways with no transitions - the only transition we'll have is going into the utility room, since we're leaving that floor concrete

Master closet door installed!

I really hate staining doors, have I mentioned that?

The tile master showing off her work

All the doors on that side done and trimmed! 

Also got the first toilet installed

Master bath trim installed
Hanging the guest bedroom door

We got it hung and then were too exhausted to trim it haha
It was a super productive weekend and we're almost to the home stretch! I need to grout the backsplash, stain and hang three more glass panel doors and one 6-panel, DH needs to floor half the master bedroom, the kitchen and the dining room, and then we need to finish the trim. Oh and hook up the plumbing 🙈 but we're probably about a solid weekend an a few evenings of work away from being move-in ready! Now we just have to find time and motivation to, you know all that work, lol.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WW: Finish Work

Whew! A lot has changed in 4 weeks, so let's dive right in! We're pretty much done with contractors (well, the sewer still needs to hooked in), so now we're in the nitty-gritty of the finish work, which is suuuuuuuuper tedious. But it's a nice feeling once a project is completed and we can see the progress!

Thermostat, not functional yet, but installed!

The rest of the lights - kitchen, breakfast bar, over the sink

Master bath

Prepping the bathroom for marble

Casing the windows

Proof I am doing some of the work 😅

Vent covers 

Finishing the fascia and soffit on the back deck

And then finishing the front

Installing cabinet pulls - about three into the THIRTY SIX we had to install, I regretting picking handles over knobs haha.

The layout of these cabinets mean one can't have a handle 🤦🤦🤦

Sealing the marble behind the woodstove

Toilet flanges

Designated a liquor cabinet! 


Moving floor over to acclimate

Modular granite - at a quarter of the cost of traditional granite and it looks BEAUTIFUL

Starting the floor

Guest bath vanity

Beginning interior doors

Have I mentioned how much I hate both stain and 6-panel doors? No? I do.

Low key obsessed with these glass panel sliders for all the closets

Master bath floored

Master closet too! 

Trimming out the guest bath door

Guest bath door and coat closet! (Sans the slider bar, we ran out of time). 

Also on the job front, I was recently given a wildly unexpected promotion that I'm SUPER excited about. No travel (which will be nice, now that DH is traveling more than he was when I took my previous job) and a significant pay bump means once the house is done I'll have far more discretionary funds for lessons and showing ;) yay! Also will be able to do occasional WFH which will be SO NICE. I officially started yesterday so while things will be overwhelming as I learn the ropes, long term it's going to be amazing. Plus, I have my own office with a window 🤩