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.


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    1. Thank you 😁😁 I'm not much of an interior designer so I was a little worried how everything was going to come together, but so far it's exceeding expectations!

  2. you guys are killing it, and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

    this process sucks but you will be sooooo happy when it's done!!

    1. Thank you! And yes, sometimes I'm so down in the weeds with it and I feel like it'll never be over, but I'm sure in a few years I'll be reminiscing about how "fun" it was 😂😂😂

  3. I can't wait to come live in your house lol

    1. My brother is coming through in early October so he may get the honor of being the first houseguest (if we continue on the expected trajectory haha). I was hoping it would be a blogger! 🤣

  4. It looks amazing!!! I LOVE the kitchen!

    1. I fell in love with the pendant lights over the breakfast bar and the backsplash MONTHS ago and basically built the rest of the kitchen around them 😂 is that weird? Too bad, I don't care!

  5. Lookin REALLY good. I can't believe you guys are so close to moving in!