Entry Way

So remember that one time I said our closet would be done this weekend? HAH. It’s definitely not done. However, we did get a chance to hang our entry way mirror. So that’s cool right? Now we need to get a little table for underneath. Still not sure what style I’m going for.

In other news, David always laughs when I say we have so much left to do with the house. His usual quote is “there’s really not that much to do”. Well, we came up with a punch list this weekend. We went room by room and wrote down everything that needed to get done. Let me tell ya, there’s a lot. I mean- a lot a lot. By the time the house gets completed we will be able to build our dream home. I guess that’s good news for this blog to continue?? Anyway, as stressful as our list is, at least I feel more organized than ever!

Stair and Entry Moldings

One thing I have always wanted in my homes was a grand entry way with beautiful moldings and a long staircase with a tall landing to see downstairs.  Unfortunately, our staircase kind of sucks.  It’s choppy and dark, and makes the house look and feel really small.  Oh well.  Since I couldn’t have the grand feeling like I wanted, David installed fabulous moldings to give it a little something something.  It looks beautiful and makes such a difference to the entry way.  The moldings are the first thing you see when you walk in and they definitely give that wow factor I hoped for.1dee3e0c-9aa2-4977-8479-1a8628ffdb9198005a9d-eca1-4949-9056-9475ea1d71434404b39c-1fb5-426a-9088-d45f7b57d5ef49133d93-c4d4-46ef-982d-cc6976d2e0180e46dbc8-441e-4e9b-a692-bde2a2296d1b34809ef1-bc15-4195-bb8d-7ddd1c61a44b

Walking Barefoot

So many updates, so little time.  Let’s start this cold Monday with some flooring updates! For starters, we no longer have to walk with hard sole shoes downstairs!!! We can officially walk barefoot.  This is huge. The downstairs floors are pretty much done- minus our current and future.  Those floors will be done once the new kitchen is built and the old kitchen is demolished (which is happening this week!).

I think that the floors look fabulous, once the trim is in and the house is painted it will come together so much better.  Right now it is a little hard for me to see past the awful paint colors, the fact that the doors are not in yet, and all of the other details that make it all come together, but David assured me it will look complete soon!DSC_0012DSC_0015

What? I Can’t Hear You!

Just when I thought that demo day was going to be the loudest day yet, they started ripping out our floors.  Not our carpet, but our tile and wood.  I guess I am not sure why I said “ripped” out since it’s more like jack hammered out.  It has been so unbelievably loud that the house is shaking.  How Dax is somewhat sleeping through this is beyond me.  Maybe the constant vibrations are soothing to him? Who knows, I just know that if he could sleep through this he will be able to sleep through anything.  Let’s just hope he doesn’t lose any of his hearing…I’m not joking.  Eli on the other hand is having a really hard time.  He doesn’t understand why it is so loud and he is truly frightened.  Poor guy.  David is so lucky to be at work during the day and miss all of this fun stuff.

Since this house is so choppy, there are so many rooms and ways to get in and out of every room.  They put plastic up to protect the kitchen, bedrooms, living and family room, but it is still so dusty in the house.  I feel like I took a bath in dust.  It is disgusting and I am not sure how every single item is going to get cleaned.  Literally every item is covered. You can see why belowDSC_0019DSC_0021Hopefully my hearing goes back to normal this weekend, all I hear is a ringing at this point.