The Playroom

We completed a room! The playroom is the first room upstairs I can say is completely done! I don’t even have to go back and fix or change anything, believe it or not. This room (along with the entire upstairs) went all the way down to studs. It was rewired, reinsulated, drywalled, new windows installed, theContinue reading “The Playroom”

Working on Multiple Rooms

I’ve been a little scatter brained when it comes to what I’m working on at the moment. My entire upstairs needs work before we can actually use the space. The upstairs consists of 4 bedrooms (one in which I’ve turned into the master closet), and the second floor bathroom. Each room is in varying statesContinue reading “Working on Multiple Rooms”

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 inContinue reading “Refinishing Floors”

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 pictureContinue reading “Master Bathroom-Part 1”

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 ofContinue reading “Staycation Vacation”

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 onContinue reading “Upstairs Drywall”

A Tale of Two Renovations 

When Josh and I got pregnant, it wasn’t exactly planned. But, we got a beautiful baby boy out of it and I speak for us both when I say, we wouldn’t change it for the world. With that being said, we both own houses. We both own very old, complete gut job houses. While weContinue reading “A Tale of Two Renovations “

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 mildContinue reading “Upstairs Insulation”

Dining Room

Another room is mostly complete ( I’m missing a few decor items, but I do have the rest of my life for those purchases). This is my most drastic room update since the entire purpose changed. The fireplace in this room is my baby. When we originally found the fireplace behind the wall covering, IContinue reading “Dining Room”

The Lighting

I am in love with my lighting choices. I used a couple different places to find all these fixtures. I wanted something unique in every room; there is nothing builder grade about any of these. Most all of these fixtures are very reasonably priced too. Each room was wired for ceiling fans in case IContinue reading “The Lighting”