Okay, so maybe I'll try to update monthly. Obviously doing it weekly just hasn't worked for me..and since school began about 2 weeks ago we'll just set the bar down low okay?
The big news for September 1st is that our new family room is done. Except for some things we'll be adding later, like a corner fireplace and hardwood floors. And I need to finish the trim paint. But. Other than that, it's done and I am thrilled with how it turned out.
my previous post from last month how much work it was to plane the old boards, remove their staples, rub the watered down white/blue paint on them, and then poly them. But the result was so worth it! Our ceiling fan is from Lowe's. I love the polished nickel finish and the fan lights that look kind of nautical.
This next photo shows the view looking toward the future dining area of the family room.
Here are some before and afters for memory's sake.
Coming up in the next month. Well, sorry to say there probably won't be much action on the home improvement front. As I said, I'm back at work which brings my available DIY time from infinity down to almost the opposite of infinity. Also we'll be taking two trips in September which will take away 2 weekends (prime DIY time). And last, we've got a son at college and football tailgates beckon during this time of year. But if we DO start any work..well, Tom is working on a doggy door for the pups so they can go from the yard to the garage. After that we want to start planning some upgrades to the laundry room:
We're going to reconfigure the cabinets, stack the washer/dryer, and add a sink, new countertops, and floor. The idea (Tom's) is that it will be easier to live and work in a gutted kitchen if we have a sink in here. SOoo. The laundry room comes before the kitchen, but probably NOT to be started in September. I'm remaining patient. And smiley. :)