Project Updates

I usually don’t share too much in the middle of projects… I just like the before and afters :)  But I can’t contain my excitement!

As you may have seen on facebook, this is the current view of our living room.

So what this means is … progress!  And as I mentioned on facebook… motivation.  The drywall is for the bathroom on our main floor.  We’ve been plodding away on it for quite some time now.  We gutted it all the way down to the studs, including all fixtures.  Everything is going to be updated, because honestly, there was nothing worth saving.

What we’ve done so far, with help from my dad:

  • Gutted everything
  • Installed new subfloor
  • Installed a new bathroom fan
  • Replaced the plumbing
  • Installed a new tub
  • Replaced and reconfigured the electrical
  • Insulated the exterior wall
  • Put up a plastic vapor barrier
  • Began to install drywall

We’re really excited to see the drywall going up – it’s making it feel like a real room again!  Then our next adventure will be learning how to tile…

Other things that have been going on include painting the master bedroom upstairs (sorry, no pictures yet), and picking out paint colors for the bathroom and future nursery.  We always jump when we see Sherwin Williams having their 40% off sale.  It’s a great way for us to get their paints at a better price!  Here are the colors we chose for the two rooms:

Obviously the color might vary a little from screen to screen, but the top one, for the future nursery, is a pale seafoam green, and the bottom one is a faint greige.  It’s similar to our living room color, but a few shades lighter.

This summer has been a really busy time for getting things done on our house.  We’re actually getting a new roof as well, and the work is starting tomorrow.  I’m extremely excited about it!  We’re going with a black roof and white trim.  Here’s a mock-up I did a while back showing how it might look with a black roof (although in this image you can see we were considering a tan trim, but we ended up going white instead). Hopefully soon we will have a real image to show!

So it’s been pretty crazy around here, in between photo shoots and painting and drywalling.  But we’ve still made plenty of time for having fun as well.  In fact, we just got back from vacation a couple weeks ago.  So I’ll leave you with this drool-worthy beach I photographed  from the top of a lighthouse.  We had an absolutely amazing trip!!!

  • Alison
    Posted at 10:56h, 23 July Reply

    Can’t wait to see the final product!! Sounds like you’ve been staying busy for sure! :)

  • Staci Gainor
    Posted at 13:43h, 23 July Reply

    I really enjoy looking at all of your posts. Thanks for inspiring! : )

  • Anita
    Posted at 16:18h, 23 July Reply

    Oh, a new bathroom sounds wonderful! I’m excited for you and also the roof will be amazing!

    Where did you vacation? Maine? Glad you had a nice time. Have a great week!

  • Rustique Art
    Posted at 10:37h, 24 July Reply

    I love bathroom redos…can’t wait to see the finished photo, but I also love those “in the middle of chaos” photos too. Gives us the feeling that we’re right in there with you! I love your little cottage, it’s adorable and I really enjoy your updates.
    Drool worthy beach is right…that is spectacular :) so glad you made time to get away and have some down time.

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