100 Year Old Vintage Porch Makeover-Before

This porch is the most beautiful and ugliest part of this house. It was a huge selling feature for me when I purchased the home. It has definitely seen some renovation over the years. As you can see from one of the original pictures the previous homeowner brought to me a few months back, the…

Cascade – House Update

The week before last, Josh took vacation in order to make some good progress on his house. He was able to get drywall up in the master, kitchen, hall and hall bath. Josh also hung the cabinets in the kitchen so that we could really feel out the layout. I have to say, his kitchen…

Refinishing Floors

There are only a few original items left in my home. The upstairs hardwoods are one of them.  They are a red pine and were in questionable condition when I bought the house. The wood looked like it had been stained within an inch of its life and each room had a huge square in…

Master Bathroom Part 1

A few pictures showing the progress in the upstairs bathroom. It is an onsuite for the master bedroom as well as the bathroom for the other 3 bedrooms upstairs. I’ve been in hurry up mode to get this project completed for my re-appraisal. I’m nearing the end and thought I’d organize some of the picture…

Staycation Vacation

I am notorious for taking vacations and staying home. For the past three years I’ve used every day of relaxing time to work on my house. I try to do so much myself to first save money, but second learn and gain experience. I enjoy trying new things and putting myself to the test of…

Upstairs Drywall

I’ve been waiting 2 and a half years for drywall upstairs! Two and a half years it has been since I’ve seen the second floor of my house actually look like a real space I can live in. The ceilings were dry walled as well. Window trim has begun and after that I’ll start on…

Upstairs Insulation

This is a boring post, but I still wanted to document it. I had the upstairs insulated. I’ve been making very slow progress upstairs. The insulation, to me, is a big deal because I desperately need to get the temperature in the house more regulated before summer. Lucky for us we’ve had a very mild…

Pantry

The pantry once was an outdoor room off the back porch. We built a wall and opened up an entry from the kitchen to make it useable indoor space. I know I’ve said it before, but because of the huge windows and multiple doorways in my kitchen I’ve had to get creative with storage space….

The Room I Never Knew Would Be My Favorite

When I bought this house the front room was going to be my office. Well, God had different plans. I found out I was pregnant and with the upstairs still unfinished I decided to forgo my office for another day and give my son a proper nursery.  I absolutely love this room and it may…

New Windows

I broke down and decided to go with new windows upstairs. Originally I wasn’t going to do it. I was going to fix and rehang all the windows like I did downstairs. Unfortunately the more and more pregnant I got, the less I could physically do and the windows were holding up progress.  So all…

1st Floor Bathroom (complete)

My first floor bathroom has been the biggest project in the whole house. There was not one thing in it that didn’t need to be redone. Even after some items were “done”, they needed to be done again. My flooring is one of those items. I love hexagon tile. Nothing says you’re in an old…

Living Room

I’ve finished my first room and it feels great to have one room I can go and sit in without looking at all the things that still need to be done. It’s my new sanctuary for relaxation at the end of a long day. This room is completely new. New insulation, electrical, drywall, trim, and…