Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The "Forever Construction Zone"

Our house... deemed the "Forever Construction Zone." The great thing about hosting a party is it inspires you to get your kitchens act together. Yes, I started the cabinet re-do back in July and just NOW (December 31st) did I finally get around to finishing! Sanding, 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of paint, and 2 coats of sealer all with a sponge brush and by science do I never EVER want to do anything like that again!

The original. The way we bought the house- ceiling fan, lace curtains and all! The wall paper gives me the chills just looking at it! It's really weird to go back and look at this picture and see how far we have come.

This was one of my favorite days. ripping out the cream-turned-brown carpet. Eeeew!

Can't afford a new dishwasher? Just recover it with fake backsplash tiles! Thanks Pinterest!

It's not amazing by any means, but it will allow me to live with this kitchen for the next few years until we can gut this baby. You'd think with all the work I have out into the cabinets I would never want to take them out. On the contrary... I will be first in line with the sledge hammer! >:D

The office floors were done quite a while ago. But not on the first attempt. We had many mishaps with not sanding enough and accidentally letting the stain dry on the floor all while in February with hardly any ventilation. But a couple of months later with lessons learned we jumped back in and got the job done (rather magnificently might I add).

 After removing the wall paper in there the wall color was no too off from the carpet, only discolored greatly due to the glue. Heath accuses me of always picking blue for wall colors so he insisted we do a green (his favorite color) in the office since this was his school domain. I'm in love with 'spring meadow' and pictures do it no justice. It kinda bold so I'm thinking an all neutrals scheme in the room. Eventually...

The floors were that honey-yellow color originally like in the hall. Only way more beat up. The floors turned out very beautiful in my opinion. The new baseboards (much taller than the ones from the 60's) also just finish it off nicely!

Up next before the baby comes: The BATHROOM

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