Well, it’s official.
Our new home is now more apart than it is together.
The destruction continues with a hole in my kitchen ceiling…
The sheetrock had sagged a bit, and my husband decided the best way to find out why was to tear out the ceiling.
He also took advantage of the exposed rafters to get in a little¬†exercise.
For some reason, when we got to the house last Saturday morning, these little shells were all over our driveway. ¬†Thoughts?
James’ room is totally painted! ¬†All it needs is a ceiling fan, smoke detector and a good carpet cleaning!
And James decided to go ahead and start decorating.
We started tearing apart the kitchen! ¬†(I swear, I was helping!)
James helped too. ¬†He donned his blue rubber gloves and helped pick up the floor…which as you can see, really needed to be cleaned!
I have the first side of all the doors painted. ¬†3 coats!! ¬†It was a major pain.
But it’s worth it! ¬†I love the way the white looks.
Here’s our grey paint color! ¬†Kitchen, dining room, living room and hallway will all be this color.
Here’s the amazing green color I picked for my office and James’ bathroom. ¬†It looks different in person, but I’m not sure about it yet! ¬†We’ll see…
So, we burned stuff Sunday morning.
A lot of stuff.
Fire is cooool…but I’m terrified of it.
I’ll take dew covered tickle flowers over fire any day.
The contents of my kitchen gradually made their way into the living room that day…
And my office is the “room of doors”.
We thought we’d pull up the old tile¬†linoleum squares and their underlayment (1/4″ plywood) in about an hour and move on with repairing the subfloor.
Boy, were we wrong.
It took us 3 1/2 hours to get that floor
from hell up. ¬†Excuse the language, but I firmly believe that’s where this 1/4″ plywood came from.
It was the splinteryest (word?) plywood in the history of the world.
Most of the floor was nailed down every 6 inches or so, and so most of the floor came up (after much prying and beating) in 6″ or smaller squares.
Around sunset, we finally had it all up. ¬†Hallelujah.
We were exhausted.
And filthy. We actually always look like this at the end of a workday!
I caught some cool smokey sun rays through the trees from where the fire had been…
Cool, right? I actually took like 98,345 pictures of this, and somehow narrowed it down to two. ¬†(:
My dishwasher is living in the hallway.
Until we get the floor done! ¬†And probably until after we get the kitchen painted.
Wow. ¬†Yay for sunsets!
The outside hasn’t changed at all yet…but the first things to go are the horrible bushes on either side of the front walk.
I can’t wait to raise him in this new home. (: