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...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 61

house exterior

The details make ALL the difference!  David finished a few more details on the house this week and it’s looking better every day! Here’s this week’s task list: Install the door knobs on the master suite, master bathroom and office. And for the first time since living here, we can actually close (and lock) the door to the master suite.  Nice! Paint and re-install the closet … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 60

Exterior

David is plugging away on all the details necessary to finish the master bedroom. This week's tasks included: Putting the final coat of paint on the upstairs doors which include the master suite, master bathroom and office. Putting the final coat of paint on the four closet doors. Putting the window locks back on. Hanging a few pictures in the bedroom and one in the … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 59

exterior house

We took a break from blogging about our progress but that didn’t mean we took a break from making progress.  Even with the busyness of the holidays, David managed to get a LOT done. If you recall, before the “break”, he had started on the master bedroom.  During the floor refinishing, he went ahead and removed the ugly paneling from the bedroom.  So for several weeks we lived with … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 56

house exterior

Well, the truck is back but not in time to get anything done on the house this week.  While it was gone and our hands were tied, David spent some time at our daughter and son-in-law’s house blowing in insulation and replacing some very leaky windows. Now we’re back to work on the house but I decided to make you wait a few weeks to see the results.  So I’ll be back with an update the first … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 55

house exterior

Well, until David gets his new and improved truck back from the repair shop (getting a new engine), we’re at a stand still on our bigger house projects.  However, we’ve been told it might be ready today or tomorrow. In the meantime, junk has been piling up in the garage.  David said the first thing he’s doing when he gets the truck back is fill it up and make a dump run.  The mess in the garage … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 54

house front view

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We did and it brought back memories of a year ago when we had just moved into this house and I was desperately trying to figure out a way to have Thanksgiving here.  Of course that didn’t work out since there wasn’t a functioning kitchen.  For the first time in years, Thanksgiving was at someone else’s house (my daughter’s).  Even though I couldn’t host, … [Read more...]