Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yeah!!  The carpet is more concrete floor!  It took about 6 hours for two men to install all the carpet.  The kids and I spent the day in the kitchen and dining room unpacking boxes and washing dishes.  We also tested out the new washer and dryer.  I am not sure who was more excited to watch the water shoot out and the clothes spin around, me or the kids.  Since the men were working in the back part of the house there were no life was interesting this evening.  Oh well, what can you do...the carpet is nice.  I took pictures of the whole process in the family room, but not the back rooms.

That is a huge roll of carpet!

Carpet pad all laid out.


Again, I am not sure who was more excited, the kids or me!

Guest room

Boy's Room

Jenna's Room

Master Bedroom

Yep, they like the carpet!

Master Closet

How will we ever fill all that space?!

Oh, haha!  That was easy!

One more day of packing and then the move Saturday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Well, I am back to just me and my three "helpers".  I think the production week was a success!  Here are some pictures of the baseboards up and painted...

Family Room

Guest Room Hallway

Guest Room

Main Hallway

Boys' Room

Jenna's Room

Master Bedroom

Washer and Dryer ready to go!  Yes, we are using Bounce as a door stop...hey, whatever works!

We are hoping to have the carpet installed on Thursday.  We also put some stuff in the master retreat...

This is not the final layout! 

My favorite project completed is the master closet...well it is not completed yet.  I still have to paint the shelves.  So remember that lovely panelling?

Which was then removed.

And now...are you ready?!

Beadboard wall paper...I am in love!  Okay, so you can't see it that great in this picture.  The lighting is terrible in the house at the moment.  How about these?

I am already planning where I can use it next!

Friday, May 25, 2012

We called in the reinforcements!  Mom, Dad, Jason, Donna, and their kids are here for the long weekend.  Remember my welcome mat warning?  I was not kidding...

We removed all the remaining carpet and made a trip to the dump.

We painted Jenna's  She loves it (and so do I)!

Here are a few pictures of the grouted tile.  We plan to seal it tomorrow and then put the washer and dryer into the laundry room. 

Here are a few other random projects hubby and his brother completed:

New toilet in the half bath.

New disposal.

New water main line shut-off valve.

The family will be here for two more full days...what else can we get done??  =)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The productivity continues!  Today hubby and grandpa finished the remaining hallway, laundry room, and linen closet...

Tomorrow the grouting is to begin and hopefully finish!

I did not get as early a start as I had planned.  A trip to Lowe's was in order to pick up some more of the 2"x2" tiles.  That was the original list.  You will have to use your imagination for this picture of me trying to navigate through the store and to the car with the final purchases and kids.  So on the flat cart was the following:  Lucas in his car seat, three plants, two bags of mulch, one roll of weed barrier, three pool noodles, a 25lb of grout, a 50lb bag of thin-set, three boxes of 12"x12" tiles (10 tiles in each box), three sheets of the 2"x2" tiles, and a welcome mat.  Jenna and I were the cart pushers.  Who knows what the other shoppers and employees were thinking...she's crazy, overly ambitious, etc. 

The only inside cleaning I accomplished today was to vacuum some of the family room.  Here was my main project...

The blank slate:

The finished product:

They are so cheery!

Here is the new Welcome mat...

Now you all know you are welcome to visit...just beware you may be given a job!  :)