Monday, September 7, 2015

This weekend's home improvement...

Hey there, blog friends.
It's my favorite kind of weekend recap - the kind that's done on a Monday morning that's still part of a three-day weekend. Happy Labor Day to my readers in the United States!

The past couple of days have been full-on working at our new house. Progress is being made, but there's still a lot to do. Doug has been wearing himself out over there, so I was really happy to be able to lend a hand these past couple of days. It's super dusty over there, and I caught a glimpse of us in the mirror, both with masks on but looking happy just the same. I really love this first photo...


My future yoga and crafting space. There's going to be a great big mandala on this wall someday...


Yes, that is a large black refrigerator sitting in the middle of the living room floor. The previous owners left it behind and it's actually been really great to have over there. We keep cold drinks and snacks in there for Doug and his occasional helpers. We'll eventually move it out to the garage for extra fridge and freezer space. {Thanks prev owner!}


We needed more space for a microwave/exhaust hood over the stove. Instead of replacing that section with a smaller cabinet, we decided to raise the existing one up a little. We are both really happy with the way that looks. Here's Doug holding it in place while I take a few photos...


Priming the cabinets for paint. My hubby is pretty much The. Best.


One of the things we are super excited about in our new home is the potential of the backyard space. It's way down on the list of priorities so it will be a while, but I love that Doug already removed the old screen frames from the patio. It totally opened up that space and we're good with that for now.


Saturday night, exhausted, dinner...


Sunday morning, back at it...




Sunday night, exhausted, sore knee for Doug...



Phew. That was a lot of hard work and dust and sweating and we are far from finished. Things are escalating now and there's a lot to coordinate over the next couple of weeks. Plans to have stained concrete floors had to be scrapped, so we chose some floor tile we love yesterday. Now to pick paint colors and get that part going. I've ordered light fixtures online, we bought ceiling fans yesterday, looked at possible finishes for the fireplace, oh man... The list seems to go on and on.

But anyway! We're taking today off from the new house and catching up around the ol' place. Doug is restricted to paperwork today, and I'm off to tackle laundry and do more packing.

Life is good and busy and exciting.
Have a great week, my friends.
PS: And I didn't even mention the yard sale that Carrie and I had with our friend Kristi on Saturday morning! Fun and hot and we're doing a repeat at the end of this month. :o)

11 comments:

helena said...

your new place looks an amazing space and yes such happy eyes in the photo of the 2 of you

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

So exciting! Loving the before pictures and looking forward to seeing how you transform the new place into a beautiful home.

Ruth said...

All that light! If only I could just pop round for a cuppa!

Karen said...

Looks like a lot of lovely spaces in that new house, and lots of light! The latter will be at the top of my list when we decide to relocate.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love all the positive energy shining through in your post!
My goal is to come visit you in your new crafting space in the next year.
Lots of love,
Rinda

alexa said...

Such wonderful light and space, Deb! It just has to be good for yoga and crafting ... Hoping that knee of his heals quickly and you can both get little breaks in all the excited busyness :).

Sian said...

All that light! It's going to be beautiful

debs14 said...

Wow! It's so 'open plan', love how one room leads into another. You've both worked so hard, it's going to be fabulous once you've come to the end of that 'to do' list!

Audrey said...

Ooooh, so exciting! That does look like a lot of work but I can't wait to see the finished product!!! Hope Doug's knee is feeling better... XOXO

scrappyjacky said...

It looks like it has so much potential.

Gail said...

It's looking really nice and such a big yard! All the best in your new home.

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