Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WW: Finish Work

Whew! A lot has changed in 4 weeks, so let's dive right in! We're pretty much done with contractors (well, the sewer still needs to hooked in), so now we're in the nitty-gritty of the finish work, which is suuuuuuuuper tedious. But it's a nice feeling once a project is completed and we can see the progress!

Thermostat, not functional yet, but installed!

The rest of the lights - kitchen, breakfast bar, over the sink

Master bath

Prepping the bathroom for marble

Casing the windows

Proof I am doing some of the work 😅

Vent covers 

Finishing the fascia and soffit on the back deck

And then finishing the front

Installing cabinet pulls - about three into the THIRTY SIX we had to install, I regretting picking handles over knobs haha.

The layout of these cabinets mean one can't have a handle 🤦🤦🤦

Sealing the marble behind the woodstove

Toilet flanges

Designated a liquor cabinet! 


Moving floor over to acclimate

Modular granite - at a quarter of the cost of traditional granite and it looks BEAUTIFUL

Starting the floor

Guest bath vanity

Beginning interior doors

Have I mentioned how much I hate both stain and 6-panel doors? No? I do.

Low key obsessed with these glass panel sliders for all the closets

Master bath floored

Master closet too! 

Trimming out the guest bath door

Guest bath door and coat closet! (Sans the slider bar, we ran out of time). 

Also on the job front, I was recently given a wildly unexpected promotion that I'm SUPER excited about. No travel (which will be nice, now that DH is traveling more than he was when I took my previous job) and a significant pay bump means once the house is done I'll have far more discretionary funds for lessons and showing ;) yay! Also will be able to do occasional WFH which will be SO NICE. I officially started yesterday so while things will be overwhelming as I learn the ropes, long term it's going to be amazing. Plus, I have my own office with a window 🤩


  1. Leah blogged, YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!! All this house stuff is so exciting, props to you guys for doing so much of it yourselves. Congrats on the job and can't wait to see you taking lessons and showing again!

    1. I know I'm trying not totally disappear lol. It's definitely been hard but the feeling of accomplishment looking at a door I stained and hung is weirdly satisfying? But I still can't wait to get back to RIDING 🥰

  2. You must be SO EXCITED re: all things house! And also CONGRATULATIONS ON THE JOB! That is HUGE!

    1. Yeah excitement abounds these days!!! Feels like maybe the universe is doling out some good karma after years of struggle 🙃 thank you!!!

  3. god the house looks so good. altho where is the fireplace and copper tub for the master bath??? you must've forgotten to take a picture of it.

    1. Yes, must have just forgotten that photo 🧐🙃😘 haha

  4. So when can I move in? J/K your house looks amazing though!!

    1. Guest room is always open to blogger friends! 😉 I'm not sure you'd be on board with the snow we get all winter lol. And thank you! A labor of love, for sure.

  5. You guys are getting so close with the house! And congratulations on the promotion! Such good news

  6. Your home looks AMAZING! You're getting so close to being done! Love the rocking chairs and the porch.
    Congrats on the promotion! That's so exciting!!!