In 2017 we decided to move back to Wisconsin. And then stay in Colorado. And then move back to Wisconsin... We couldn't decide. Wisconsin offered a lower cost of living, higher paying jobs, family just around the corner and 4 complete seasons (0 degree winter days are normal, snow lasts 4 months straight, summers are... Continue Reading →
With going back to school the week after the floors were installed, I got a little behind on posting. In a previous post I told you all about our floor dilemma. Once we found out we couldn't get the wood floors we wanted, we picked out a new carpet in 30 minutes - probably the... Continue Reading →
Out with the Old [carpet]
Over the 4th of July weekend we decided to pull out the carpet and pad to prepare it for the need wood floors we purchased. We knew there was a weird ramp under the carpet because we discovered it once when we were walking in the living room. Since we discovered this "pre-demo" we thought... Continue Reading →
We haven't had to do much work on the bedroom since the last update. The window and floor trim are complete. One of our first projects after moving into the house was to install a closet system. We did a simple bar and shelf, which I (of course) measured one part wrong and ended up... Continue Reading →
We have been working hard to update all of the trim in the house. I removed most of the trim and was responsible for sanding and staining the new trim. J was responsible for cutting and installing the new trim. All in all, I think we had a nice set-up and we probably split the... Continue Reading →
Bathroom Vanity Area Update
I finally got around to updating the vanity area in the bathroom. There were two shelves the previous owner left in the office that were a perfect fit next to the mirror. Hobby lobby had a 50% off sale on basket, so I picked up a few to use as storage on the shelves. The left... Continue Reading →
Spare room – new trim
The spare room has continued to be that "other room" you put things in that have no other place. Nonetheless, I wanted to share the trim and door update. We will need to get new closet doors for the closet.
When we moved in 2 years ago, the first [of many] odd thing we noticed were the excessively large and ugly registers throughout the home. I guess in the 1960s the thought was that a larger register would more evening disperse the air. Good thought, but it turns out that it doesn't work that way.... Continue Reading →
Doors and Trim
When we moved into the house it was clear that the doors and trim were original and would need some updating. The doors were flat, hollow-core doors with an odd shiny glaze. This combination made them unpaintable and unstainable...or at least for the amount of work we wanted to put in - trying to strip them,... Continue Reading →
One Step Closer
All of the side panels are up - yeah!! We are slowly but surely getting closer. Here is a picture of the corner cabinets. J is going to build some floating shelves between the microwave and cabinet for cookbooks and decorations. I will update this soon with the other side panel pictures!