Never, ever, ever, will I have anything to do with ANY type of home renovation ever again. That being said, we're moving in this weekend. Are we finished?


We have interior doors that still need to be installed. Bottom line - we ordered the wrong doors. Since we can't return them, we've hired someone to make them work. Oy.

Our exterior doors haven't even been bought yet. I've had them picked out for months, but we've had to deal with so many hot messes that we haven't given them much thought.

The bathroom still needs a mirror and its light fixtures installed. Once we got in there, we noticed the wires were fried. So, there's that.


Three months later...

It's been a month since my last post, and I wish I could say we were finished. ACK! Alas, everything has been moving at a snail's pace. Now that school is back in session, it's moving even slower. It still feels like we are months away from being finished. However, I'm hoping for a couple weeks.

We picked up our hardwood floors on Sunday. LOVE IT! I'll post a picture soon. It's natural hand-scraped acacia. We definitely splurged, but it just caught both our eyes and we had to have it. We hadn't splurged on anything yet, and we didn't need a whole lot, so why not? We're putting it down this weekend. I. Can't. Wait.


Moving and Shaking

Finally, things are coming together! Our windows are going in today, as is our HVAC unit. Our main floor bathroom should also be finished later this week and carpet is going down on Friday.

We have yet to pick out our hardwood for the rest of the main floor. We plan to do that on Thursday. Hopefully, we'll begin moving our bedroom furniture in this weekend. Pictures to follow! :)

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Bathroom #1 Remodel - Part 1

Someday I hope to have the bathroom of my dreams, but until then a nice, clean bathroom will have to do. I knew we would have to completely gut the upstairs bathroom. It's the only bathroom on the main floor. (No master. Insert whiny face here.)  In reality, the bathroom is about the same size, if not a little bigger, than the bathrooms in our other house, and that's not saying much. However, it was in horrible, horrible shape.


Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors: Part 1

As much as I'd love to have all new kitchen cabinets installed, it's not going to happen. At first, I thought I may buy cabinet doors only. Our cabinets are solid wood and are still in great shape, so why not just update them a little, right? Well, who knew cabinet doors were so pricey? (**sighing in defeat**)

We do have a flea market-esque store here in town called The Peddler's Mall that carries cabinets, doors, trim, etc. I'm keeping my eyes open for what I want because hopefully, at some point, I can find a complete set. It just might take a while.

Until then, we paint.
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