Saturday, October 24, 2009
Before-please note the white counter top with gold swirls and specks of brown and BLUE!
I painted the cabinets and removed a couple of doors. The cabinets currently housing paint and cleaning supplies, will show off folded fluffy towels and baskets. I also updated the hardware(some of which is missing in the picture).
I primed and painted the countertop an antique white, then sealed it with a coat of polyurethane. I will add a couple more coats this weekend. Works well for a quick fix on a tight buget. I have done this before in another home and surprisingly, after the poly, it holds up really well. If you are going with a white or light color be sure to use a waterbased poly. If you use the oil based, it will turn very yellow-this is something I have also done before!
The BLUE bathroom is not completed, but it is well on its way! For some reason the blue sink doesn't bother me, but the old faucet does. I am thinking of something in an oil rubbed bronze, like this one....But that will have to wait for another day!
Monday, October 19, 2009
All the plumbing had previously been updated except for the upstairs bathroom that we lovingly refer to as the blue bathroom. This is because-well- EVERYTHING IS BLUE! The tile on the walls, the tile on the floor, the sink, tub and yes, the toilet! But as of today, have new plumbing and a new toilet! We are having the tub refinished and it will be shiny, new and WHITE! I have a few tricks up my sleeve and will post pictures promptly once it is completed ;)
David and I went to home depot to pick out a WHITE toilet. Who knew there where so many different toilets to choose from?!? David picked the one with a rating of 10 out of 10 for BEST flush performance. This just made me laugh! Wow, If only I knew how happy this would make him, Christmas could have been a lot easier!
Now we are just shopping for a new counter top and sink!
The house has a ways to go, but so far it is coming along nicely!
Guest room #1:
Guest room #2:
Master bedroom and future closet:
not sure if you can tell in the photo, but there is the random little nook that is not really big enough for much of anything- but it will make a GREAT closet! Hopefully I can snag a couple of old doors to put up here. I am really excited about this. I love old homes, but also love having a closet!
At the other end of the room, there is a window in the small nook from the dormer. There is a lot of great natural light that fills the room!
I am missing pictures of the third guest room-which according to David will be his work out room!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
David contributed by taking down the brackets that held huge curtains up. I should have taken a picture of the screw holding them to the wall- some on them were 6 inches long. D didn't think they were ever coming out.
Patching-We are patching the holes where we had the complete rewire. Well, let me clarify, neither David nor I are qualified to patch this much drywall, so we recruited Clay, David's brother-in-law! He has been helping us out when we gets off work in the evenings! Thanks and we love you Clay!
Packing-When it comes to packing, I am a pro! When David played ball, during Spring Training, they would decide where he was going to play for the season and stick him on the first flight out. I, on the other hand, was in Arizona with a cat and a dog, responsable to the cars transportation to IOWA, finding an apartment, plus the whole packing for two for 8 months thing! Wow, that was a particularly stressfull year. They waited until the last day-last cut- to inform David he would not be traveling with the team to Chicago, but returning to AAA in Iowa! That year he made the cut from about 100 or so, down to 27, and only 25 can make the team! Can you just picture me in a hotel room with a dog and cat, waiting to find out where we will be going for the year so I can make arrangments. Hopeing for Chicago, I get a phone call from David to plan for Iowa, yet again! He is crushed and there is nothing I can do, but pack! I cried my eyes out while packing. Anyhoo, packing, I can handle! I have been packing the house for some time now and have everything grouped with like items. This may take a little extra time, but it makes for such ease when the time come for unpacking.
Painting-Did I mention that EVERYTHING needs painting! I mean EVERYTHING! All ceiling, all trim, all cabinets-everything. Exterior too, but lets not go there yet! We are very fortunate that my other brother-in-law, Gavin, owns a small environmentally friendly paint company, Mythic Paint!
We look forward to painting our homes interior with the super paint! Mythic Paint is a NO VOC paint company that got its start at the University of Southern Mississippi. It is safe for people, pets and the earth! There is very little odor, great coverage, and an endless supply of colors. This is because Mythic can match any paint color from any line. Lets say you love the color of a Ben Moore paint in your Pottery Barn catalog, but do not love its toxicity, well you are in luck because Mythic can match it! This is one of the many great features of this earth friendly paint! Lets get to painting people- I know I am!
Check out their website http://www.mythicpaint.com/
Daily, I see the home making progress, due in large part to our wonderful families, and we look forward to officially moving in!
ps- floors are finished and looking GREAT. I'll post more pictures soon!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
we really tackle this bathroom! How do you think it turned out?
Side note-the shower curtain needed to be larger than normal, so I grabbed some burplap, added a little fringe to dress it up and attached some dark brown hooks! I love the way this turned out! Goes well with the painted floor I think!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Before: sellers furniture and old carpet!
We are Meredith and David Kelton! We will be celebrating 6 years of marraige this December. We grew up minutes from each other in a small town on the Chattahoochee River. He was on one side of the river inGeorgia, while I was on the other in Alabama. We knew each other in High School, but it was not until we were older that we began dating.