Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Halfway

I feel like I have a giant list of projects to share, yet, none are in their complete state.

The master bath renovation is still waiting for the glass for the shower and the backordered light fixture.  The fixture was supposed to be back in stock last Friday, but I still haven't received a shipping update and the glass was prolonged when the subcontractor was sidelined over the holidays due to a family member in the hospital.  We are hoping both are in before the end of the month because this is really starting to drag out.



Over the holiday break, I started tearing down the broken wire shelving in my closet.  We are lucky enough to have his and hers walk-in closets.  They both have wire shelving and they both are in bad shape.  Over the weekend, we finished ripping down the rest and repairing all the holes, painting the closet and trim, and got half of the new shelving with a trip to Ikea.  The husband is planning on heading back later in the week to get the last piece since we wouldn't have been able to fit in the car with the kids with us.  I can't explain how good it feels to know my stuff is going to be nice and organized.  The last set up was always a mess with the lined up shoes on the floor constantly being piled up as Ashlynn loved trying on all my heels, going through my baskets of belts, bags, and nail polish, etc. I was a constant state of disaster and most of my clothes were never touched because I rarely ventured into the closet long enough to pick out an outfit because of the stress looking at the mess would cause me.


Our master bedroom is still incomplete.  We finally were able to grab the curtain panels from Ikea this weekend, since they were sold out the last time we were there a few months ago.  We have the curtain rods ready to go, we will probably hang them this weekend (hooray for privacy!... oops)  We still want some blinds or shades, but that will come later.  Once the curtains are up I'll feel better about hanging some frames over our bed and other art around the room.

The mudroom, was a project we started the Spring after we moved in two year ago.  It's still in limbo, but we finally have a plan.  We are most likely holding off until we purchase a new washer and dryer, since we will be putting down some tile floor in place of the dated (and damaged) linoleum and we'd just like to do it all at once.

Of course, we are still working on are basically bare and furniture less dining and living room, but we are waiting to get hardwoods down in there first.  The goal is to have that done this summer.

Finally feeling like we are making this house our own.  We have done so much already in the last two years, mainly major fixes - replaced the roof, water heater, sump pump, painted almost all the rooms, replaced the range and dishwasher, renovated the basement, installed hardwoods in the kitchen and foyer, fixes some plumbing issues like toilets and fixtures, major landscaping, the list goes on.  We are pretty sure the previous owner would already say the house looks completely different, because it does, but it's not finished or styled in a way that feels like "home" yet.  It's definitely a process that moves at a snail's pace (got to save up that dough!), but it's always rewarding when a project is completed.  Hopefully, I'll be reporting back LOTS of completed projects soon!

16 comments:

  1. your shoes! I love them displayed like that. Mine are all thrown in a cabinet which makes me feel like I'm constantly grabbing the same pair. Yay for projects tho, we can't wait to actually OWN a home.

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  2. i have some major closet envy right now! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. I love the pictures and progress so far! It never ends, huh? We are almost done renovating, and there is still a list a mile long of projects I want to tackle once the contractors leave! Home ownership and adulthood at its finest. :)

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  4. Ummm...that closet! Hello!!! Please come to my house and help me figure out what to do with ours!!

    What is the paint color on the walls in your bathroom?

    And also - I need to see a home tour with before/afters of the projects you've already completed!!!!

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  5. The closet sneak peak is gorgeous!! I always love a good before and after!

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  6. This is totally the story of our life right now. Lots of projects going on, but none of them quite finished. Like my dad says, 'It takes time and money'. Both of which aren't easy to come by on one income and little munchkins running around. This is life though. :)

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  7. It's stonington gray, just like the bedroom (and now closet too)

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  8. exactly, I just can't wait until it starts to feel "homey"

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  9. Don't get to jealous, all my clothes are hanging in my husband's closet

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  10. Haha, well display would be the right word. I basically never touch those shoes anymore. I live in my nikes, a pair of TB flats, Rainbows and Ugg moccs that are in a basket in our mudroom.

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  11. it's looking great!

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  12. Looks amazing! I'm so horribly jealous of your new bathroom. That's next on our list. And we have incredibly similar taste - I am basically just going to copy everything that you did! :)

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  13. Love the bathroom! It looks great. Subway tiles are my favorite so I'm loving your shower!

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  14. Love the bathroom, and your closet just made me swoon. Organized shoes and bags? LOVE!

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