Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 48

House

I have an important announcement: The exterior painting is done!!!!! Halleluiah!  I was beginning to wonder if we would ever finish.  But it’s done and it looks great.  Just as a reminder of how far we’ve come, here’s a photo of the house when we bought it: Here are some photos of the different sides so you can see that everything really is done: Besides finishing … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 47

house exterior

Okay – the truth is, I’m getting really tired of writing about painting.  It seems like all we’ve been doing for months is painting!  Painting, painting and more painting!!!  And guess what we did this week? Yep – more painting! This week’s post isn’t very exciting because we pretty much spent the whole week painting and cleaning windows.  Take a look: Here are the … [Read more...]

An Important Tip When Choosing Home Décor

living room

Choosing décor for your home seems like it should simply be based on what you like and what you can afford.  But there’s another element to keep in mind and that’s MAINTENANCE. You might love that ornate piece of furniture you found at the antique shop but you might not love all that’s required to take care of it.  Or that white sofa or plush white rug might be everything you’ve dreamed of but … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 46

House exterior

Things I learned this week: Finishing touches make a huge difference. Scraping & cleaning windows is harder than it looks.  Much. Clean windows make a room look SO much better! You can make a tent out of anything. We accomplished several smaller things this week that made a BIG difference. Installed a Storm Door The old door had seen better days and needed replaced badly.  … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 45

house exterior

This was one of those weeks where we just weren’t able to get very much done.  We had a family birthday party on Friday.  David had to work Saturday and Sunday and he helped our son work on his car Sunday evening.  But in between all the craziness, David still managed to get a few things done. He installed new window locks on the living room windows and dining room windows: We (yes, … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 44

house exterior

Well, it doesn't look like this anymore.  Now it looks like this: We made lots of progress on the fixer upper this weekend.  The final coat of paint on the body of the house is DONE!!!!!  David worked on it Saturday and Sunday and finished Sunday afternoon.  It looks awesome! Unfortunately, we ended up with a color almost identical to both our neighbors’ houses.  The thing is, even … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 43

House exterior front

Well, the plan for this past weekend was to put the final coat of paint on the body of the house.  But it didn’t work out.  David was using the sprayer on a job for his business so he couldn’t use it on our house.  The job he was doing was spraying lacquer and it’s a big deal to switch between lacquer and paint.  So when he’s finished spraying lacquer, he’ll finish the body of the house. In the … [Read more...]