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.
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 and installed the door. It’s SO nice having a door again.
We decided against a white OR black toilet seat and we’re going to try to order a gray (you can’t buy them in stores) and cross our fingers that it will match. If we can’t match it, then we’ll go with white or black.
Our Next Project
We’re thinking our next project inside will be the dining room and living room – or maybe the master bath. We can’t decide. The advantage to doing the master bath next is that then the biggest and most expensive projects will be done. But if we do the dining room and living room next, then the main areas will all look nice.
But in the meantime, regardless of what we do inside, we’re going to start working on the outside. There’s a LOT to do outside and it will take most of the summer to finish. The work to be done includes:
- Rebuilding the screened porch;
- Repairing the deck and gazebo;
- Scraping and repairing the exterior;
- Painting the outside;
- Repairing the gutters;
- Adding some outside lighting;
- Rebuilding the balcony off the bedroom;
Just so you know what we’re up against, here are some photos of the outside:
David’s also going to spend some time converting the two-car garage into a workshop. I think I mentioned before that we decided to forego parking in the garage so he can use it as a workshop. Right now it looks like this:
The truth is, David’s a really organized guy and trying to work in this garage is driving him nuts!!! He needs to take a break from working on the house and set up his shop. I believe he’s going to start this week – before he loses his mind!
Check back next week to see which room we’re doing next and to check our progress.