Fixer Upper Week 70 – Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom Plumbing

There’s always a lot more boring work to be done before we get to the good stuff.  I’m ready for fixtures, furniture and paint in the master bathroom but the groundwork has to be done first - plumbing, electrical, etc.  Boring!!! But in case you’re interested, here’s some of what David worked on in the master bathroom this … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 69 – Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom Plumbing

I haven’t posted any remodeling updates for a couple of weeks because we haven’t done anything to the house – not one thing.  But Saturday morning David woke up and decided to tear up the bathroom.  So I guess that means we’re remodeling the master bathroom now. Here's what it looked like before. As is his custom, he got right down to … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 68 – Basement Stairs

house front view

I didn’t think I was going to have anything to report here this week, but while my back was turned, David rebuilt the basement steps.  Seriously.  I was upstairs working on taxes.  I went downstairs to get a drink and heard hammering.  I peeked into the basement and saw this: And within an hour, it looked like this: They used to look like this: The old steps were … [Read more...]

Hate Bed Skirts? Try This Instead.

bed skirts

Bed skirts have never been my favorite thing and they still aren’t.  Unfortunately, I purchased a twin/full comforter for my grandson’s bed at my house and the comforter is too small for the bed.  The box springs shows and it’s ugly! I figured my only option was to purchase a bed skirt and I was NOT excited about it. But I did some research and discovered a really simple and … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 64 – Front Bedroom

House front view

The front bedroom walls, woodwork and ceiling are finally painted!!!  The room looks SO much better.  See what you think. Before (when we moved in) During After Keep in mind that it’s not done yet.  We still have to put on light switch covers and outlet covers and put everything back.  But you get the idea. Have I ever … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 63

House exterior

Life got in the way of remodeling this week. David did manage to squeak out a little bit of work on the front bedroom – nothing dramatic, though.  Mainly just more trim painting and patching. The walls in the front bedroom aren’t in great shape – especially the top edge.  David felt the only way to make the walls look good was to mud and sand that section.  So … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 62

Front view of house

The master bedroom shelves are done . . . and they look AWESOME!  I knew they would look great but they far exceeded my expectations.  I haven’t put anything on them yet because they kind of look like art work just the way they are!  But we will be putting books and some knick knacks on them this week. David also installed “nightstands” on either side of the … [Read more...]