Saturday, March 24, 2012

Let the Destruction/Reconstruction Begin...

We closed on our new/ old house yesterday morning and by afternoon progress on projects had already been made. It is amazing when you have a hubby who loves a good project, and has been unable to work on any projects for several months, what can get done in less than 24 hours. I feel sure the only reason hubby agreed to this house is because in every room there is a project to be had.
It all started with the little lady's room. In order to have the kid's rooms less toxic smelling by the time we moved in hubby decided it would be best to tackle those first.

Little lady even got in on the action and helped hubby paint her new room. She chose a lovely light pinkish purple color.

The next project for her room is to update the built in desk and pegboard wall behind it. The desk will definitely be getting a fresh coat of paint and new drawer pulls. A new laminate top might be a good inexpensive update, its a sort of hideous dirty peachy color now. Still mulling over solutions for the pegboard.

The yard at the house is in full bloom. There are tons of interesting plants and everyday something new is uncovered. Little lady is obsessed with picking flowers. When I say obsessed I really mean it, she is constantly begging to go outside and pick more or screaming for help to pick blooms that are out of reach.

Laundry Room/ Mudroom Before

With half the wood paneling removed, the tile floor will remain. The plumber will be updating a few things in here before work continues.
The mudroom initially was going to be the first project fully completed. After a visit from the plumber it was decided that it would be in the best interest of all parties to start on the bathroom remodels before we actually move in. So that our family of four would not be using the bushes for a bathroom and having to use the hose out back to bathe. The plan is to gut two of the three bathrooms in hopes to have one usable one in time for us to move in by the end of April. Let's all keep our fingers crossed.
This is the upstairs bathroom, it will be used mainly by the little lady and little man. I am REALLY going to miss this lovely bathroom. Just kidding, there is not a thing in this bathroom that doesn't make me want to puke!

Who doesn't love a peach tub?!

Or a faux gold trimmed sink?

Or my personal favorite, the most beautiful tile floor. It reminds me of school cafeteria tile.

Little man said just thinking about that hideous bathroom wore him out. his job for the day was to hold down the floor in the dining room. He excelled at that!

When I left for the day hubby had made great progress already. The sinks and a good portion of the tile had disappeared.
A few hours later, all the tile, the toilet, the vanity cabinets were all gone. What remains is the tub and quite a bit of wire mesh and mortar. The task for tomorrow is to get all that out and start the next bathroom demo. So stay tuned...


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