Thursday, February 28, 2013

And It Continues….

I have been hunting for the right book shelves since  before we started this project and have found nothing.  I did find some really nice ones on line but they cost more then the entire center by itself!  So I checked a local furniture store and they had these in the right size, and they are made right here in Burley which I was sold on!  The ONLY problem was having to paint them, paint, paint, paint!


So the entertainment center before shelves;


And after;  Well, midway after.


We still are working on a bridge for above the tv.  We will probably just use upper kitchen cabinets, like above fridge ones.  We added trim pieces to the bottom of the book shelves to beef them up a little and then I hope to put crown moldings on also.

The windows came.  Tearing the old ones out is WAY more work than installing the new ones!  The frames were concreted in to the wall!  The kittie just sat and watched it all!


Lots of sledge hammering, and my clean basement is no longer clean…


Of course we had lots of help too!


The finished window, well one of them, it is all trimmed and sanded, and of course I ran out of paint!  This job is just dragging on!  So another trip to the store before we can bed done with windows.


Hopefully we are getting super close now.  We are enjoying that new BIG tv.  Ryan is just amazed!  It is fun!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lots of Progress

We made lots of progress today.  I think everything is coming to an end at the same time, which is good, but on the other hand nothing is finished.  Ryan did mark board and batten off the list though.  He was wanting to mark something off the list so bad, so I was glad he could!  The list is still pretty long though, lots of details.  I am loving the pantry wall, doesn’t it look so good?!


We did texture all of the newly sheet rocked places, Ryan did really well matching it up.  Everything is painted, just a few spots here and there to finish.  We did get one corner put back together.  The stage is back in place and that corner is done!  


I was thinking the big wall was done too, but we have to replace the windows (which aren’t coming for two weeks) and then trim them out.  We are anxious to have a nice place to relax with a movie at the end of the day.  The end is in sight!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Downstairs Update

I keep telling Ryan I think we bit off more than we can chew.  He just keeps working at it every night.  I think we have a large snowball effect going on.  It started out just taking down the wall, turned into entertainment center, board and batten, new doors, new windows, patched carpet, different stairs, all new paint, etc, etc.  We are in the details work now which I am horrible at.  Lots of sanding and caulking all of that board and batten.


New pantry door, which of course didn’t just slide right in.  It has to have some work done before it will fit.  I did go with board and batten on that wall also.  I have a pile left over though.  Maybe it will go in the girls new room?


We got the new windows ordered, the same guy who got us the door ordered the windows.  Odds are they aren’t going to fit either I’m afraid.


Emma does not do well with change, or messes, she is ready for it to be done!


Rett on the other hand loves the easy access to the pantry.  In and out all day long!


We did get the ceiling painted, which was a huge job.  Ryan’s two guys came and painted and I did the cutting in.  It would have taken me three days.  They had it done before noon, and it looks good, (just white ceiling.)  I’m not sure on the wall color yet, it looks a little greenish brown, I just want a nice warm light brown to match the couch.  (there is a test spot in the first picture of the wall color) The board and batten will all be white of course.  Anyway we are just chugging away.  One thing at a time Ryan keeps telling me.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Last Week’s Progress

I think we are making progress??  There is still so much to do, but thankfully most of it I can do, hopefully Ryan will get everything done that he needs to before farming starts to get more busy.  Dad was here and got a start on the board and batten, It is going to be so cool!001

The mess is getting out of control, I don’t know how much longer we (Emma) can stand it!  I am also going to re-do Ashley’s room.  The girls want to sleep together, which I love, so we are doing a new girls room, do you see the new chevron rug rolled up on the couch!  I am excited.  It is going to be so cute!

Ryan has got the first layer of tape and mud on everything, now he needs the second layer and then texture.


I bought enough boards to do all the walls with board and batten but I cant decide if I am going to do it all now or not?  What do you think, I think this other wall with the downstairs pantry on it needs some too?  I don’t know.  It is going up pretty easy, so I may just do it all like I planned.  I cant wait to get this all finished up and have a party!  Who wants to come?!