Wow that was one major hiatus! But don't worry, my new goal is to try and put aside some time each night to work on the blog from now on! The main reason I've been so MIA lately is this house we recently bought. My goodness is there a lot to be done! Here's a rundown of how things have gone so far.
Since the house didn't have a deadbolt, the first thing I did was have Colin install one. This was also a good excuse to bring the door out of the 80s. Everything was going fine until Colin's drill ran out of batteries. The rest of the installation sort of went how that picture up there looks. However, the finished product was SO worth it, and it feels much safer having it installed (although it's good to know they didn't feel like they needed one!).
|We're still trying to find a "brushed bronze" strike plate.|
Since we had a nice new door knob, and a nice new door bell, we figured it was time to get a nice new porch light! Luckily home depot (our second home) had some fairly nice ones on super clearance, so we installed those too! I don't love the glass section, but Colin really likes them so I gave in on this one :)
|Old and gross.|
|New and pretty!|
The dreaded pink room!!
|After two coats of primer|
|The final product! A nice light green color!|
|Clearly Julius approves of this nice new gray color!|
|No, the ceiling is not yellow, it just looks that way.|
|New white outlets and covers|
|Fancy bronze switch and cover|
Tomorrow we'll start painting the hallway, entry way, and living room and then we should be done with paint for a while!
We also ordered our laminate floors and moulding today from builddirect.com. If you're in the market for new floors and are ordering a large amount, I highly suggest you check them out. They had the lowest prices we could find anywhere for the best product, and were able to give us even more of a discount when I called to talk to a sales rep. I was initially drawn to them because they were willing to ship me out five free samples (no credit card needed) overnight, but once I saw the product I was thoroughly impressed. We were able to purchase 12mm sound/cushioner pad attached laminate in the perfect dark color we were looking for for $1.74/sq. ft. It was a fantastic deal!
I'll be sure to post an update as we continue to paint and get things fixed up around here. It's a lot of work, but each night we're able to go to bed exhausted and excited about how the house is changing and coming back to life!