Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New House: New Appliances!

Well, the floors are STILL not ready. Arg. Flooring guy says it will be this weekend (hopefully). They did get the stairs ready for stain, and put down the first coat yesterday. Which means we have to stay off of them all week.

Hardwoods are finished in the master bedroom, kitchen, powder room, almost done in the dining room. He is laying the living room, foyer, and front closet now! Woo! I can see the finish line..... And the tile backsplash in the kitchen was finished. Yay!

We ordered appliances for the house over 4th of July weekend when the sales were really good. We've been putting off and putting off delivery because of the floors, but they were finally delivered yesterday! Amazing what just updated appliances can do for a room.

I ordered some lighting for the house as well.

Chandelier for dining room

Kitchen lighting

Kitchen breakfast area

Hopefully we can move in soon!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New House: Some Progress

Hardwoods are finally being installed! All of the prep and demo is finallyyyyy over. Amen! I went with white oak in saddle from Floor and Decor. It was on super sale when we bought it (around $3.29/foot). I LOVE it! Can't wait to see more of it down.

The powder room is also done (aside from shoe molding and air vents). Today they were starting in the kitchen area.

The subway tile backsplash started going in this week and was finished today- grout tomorrow. Initially I was going to do ceramic, but we don't have much linear space to cover, so I went with what I really wanted. Glass! These are 3x6 snow white glass from Lowe's.

My dad installed some new hardware on the cabinets- cup pulls. More hardware to replace around here, but we are getting there!

Yay for progress! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New House: New Project

We closed on the new house on August 2nd! Some move in pictures...

(crappy phone pics coming at ya!)

 Dining Room

Living Room


Powder room



The movers unloaded our stuff from Savannah that same day, and the flooring guys came the next day and started tearing out the downstairs carpet/vinyl. Of course, it came right up. The problem has been the glued down hardwoods in the foyer and dining area. It was both blued and stapled, and the glue is so thick, really well bonded. It's a messssssss. Yesterday, they got up the last of it. HOORAY! New hardwoods finally started being installed. YES!

Last week the painters came. We had originally planned to do the painting ourselves, but quickly realized it was too big of an undertaking. The ceilings are high and the stairwell alone would have killed me! So money well spent hiring out the work. They had the entire house painted in TWO days.
That would have easily taken me several months HA.

The main color is Sherwin Williams Big Chill.

Dining room is SW Moody Blue.

Master is SW Gray Matters.

Upstairs bath is SW Mountain Air, and Master Bath is SW Tradewind.

So, since the painting was finished, I have been trying to get upstairs put together. The girls room mainly since that's the most important next to the master (downstairs). My dad put together the crib and Evans's bed and hung curtain rods for me. Hooray. At least it's coming together up there.

Downstairs is chaos. Complete chaos. Sawdust and debris pretty much in every room.

Tile went down in the laundry/mudroom over the weekend and I really love it! It used to be vinyl, now its an easy to clean porcelain tile. What a difference!

So for now, it's mostly a hot mess at Houston House #4! But, we live for this renovation stuff, who am I kidding.