Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 20


Did you notice anything different about the front of the house?  The shutters are gone!  Here’s what it looked like last week: Besides removing the shutters on the front of the house, David also re-attached some of the trim that was falling down.  And we spent some time scraping the front: We also got an estimate on removing the dead tree out front - $650.  It hurts but we … [Read more...]

Rugs, Rugs, Everywhere! Why So Many Rugs???

Area rugs

I don’t like carpet but I do like rugs.  My husband doesn’t like carpet and he also doesn’t like rugs.  So we’ve had to compromise.  No carpet but as many rugs as I can get away with. Rugs have lots of different purposes. 1.       To contain dirt.  I recently put an old bathroom rug in front of the back door.  I didn’t intend for it to look pretty or to be there forever.  Its sole purpose … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 19


It was another busy week for us but we did manage to get a little bit done – mostly on Sunday afternoon and completely outside!  It was a nice day and we HAD to take advantage of it.  We’re still in that time of year where the weather is unpredictable.  One day might be winter and the next summer and sometimes in the same day!  That’s the Midwest for you. In the front, David removed a rose bush … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 18


This past week went by SO fast, and unfortunately, we didn’t make a lot of progress.  David’s really busy with work right now she he hasn’t had much time to work on the house.  But between the two of us, we did make some progress. Garage Door Openers David’s been battling with the garage door openers for a while now.  We have low ceilings in the garage which makes it a bit more complicated to … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 17


I’m doing something a little different this week.  I’m showing you what we did to the house day-by-day.  The main reason I’m doing this is to show you how much you can get done even when you can only do a little at a time. Monday Apparently we’re going to work on the living room and dining room next.  David removed the trim on the wall between the dining room and living room.  He’s either going … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 16


We didn’t get a lot done this week due to a packed schedule plus we’re sort of in-between projects.  There are a few small details to finish on the bathroom while we’re trying to decide what we want to do next. Main Bathroom This week, David installed a new GFI outlet in the bathroom.  The new outlet is black instead of white. He also finished painting the door and the inside door trim … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 15

house exterior

Notice the kitty cat on the sidewalk in the photo above? No, that's not ours.  That sweetie lives across the street and is the friendliest cat I've ever met!  When I got home from running errands today, she was relaxing on the sidewalk - probably waiting for my granddaughter who adores her and gives her lots of attention every chance she gets. But you probably don't really care about the … [Read more...]