Right now we are working full-out every weekend and I am not doing a great job of taking pictures so I thought I would give you all a quick look at our progress. I did such a bad time last week that I never got the post done. Sorry. This post is a mix of both weeks’ work.
When I left the house a week ago, this was all we had done. The carpet was up and my buddy was sweeping the grit off the floor after the epic carpet removal. Note to self; next time I think it is a good idea to remove one whole room of carpet in a solid piece, rethink that idea. It was work.
This week/ weekend we got the following done:
- The walls in the main room and laundry room got painted. Behr Moth Gray. Man oh man I recommend this color. It is the perfect brown toned gray. Everyone who comes in the house comments on the paint color
- I picked the color for the bathrooms and the kitchen. The bathrooms are going to be Behr Pacific Mist. I did several test spots and love it. It is soft, peaceful and almost spa like.
- The top of the kitchen cabinets are going to be Behr Bakery Box.
- The kitchen walls are going to be a mix of Pacific Mist and a Behr color called Tinsmith. We are stuck with the color of the bottom kitchen cabinets. I will be visiting Lowes today to check out other paint colors.
Here is the color on the big wall:
Please ignore the cabinets and floor. The cabinets are going to look so much better white and the floor will be reclaimed weathered oak vinyl tile.
A little love and a lot of cleaning turned it into a beautiful piece to hang in our kitchen window.
A scrub down was all this needed to remove the dirt dobber nests and cobwebs.
It now hangs on what I call my “Cracker Barrel” wall. This wall is where our dining table goes. I also got a good start on the faux cow hide bench. it still needs nail head trim and leather end caps but it is going to be fun hanging out behind the table against the wall. I have decided to embrace the ranch theme. We live in a ranch house on land where cattle have been raised with a hay farmer across the street, horses and chickens to the right and geese and hogs to the left of our property. The dining area wall has a chicken painted by a friend, two license plates- both off of farms. was The 1975 plate came from my husband’s family farm while the other plate came off a friend’s land. It is a 1932 Texas plate that was used as a shingle on a barn.
I love the mudroom wall. More on that this week. Mr. Math is my hero.
Mr. Math starts back to work Monday so work will slow a bit. The floor and wall are priorities. I will be calling an electrician in to make the lighting make sense and fix some questionable wiring.
Lumi loves this place!
The shutters are going to be part of the wall soon.
We are tired, sore, and feel incredibly blessed to have this opportunity.
I hope you are enjoying our journey.
6 thoughts on “Weekend Update”
I’m loving watching your journey, wish I was young enough to do it again!
I am not feeling so young right now, Mickie. I get up every morning limping. We love the adventure.
I almost can’t believe your good luck in finding the stain glass window gem. It looks as if it found its forever home! Everything is going to look wonderful! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next. Thanks for posting, fun to read!
I was thrilled to find the stained glass. There were actually two, they were cabinet doors, but one of them was not useable. I am giving it to a friend who makes stained glass to reuse the glass.
Looking good. HAHA – learned the same thing about carpet When I bought this house I immediately ripped out the upstairs carpet. Tried to roll it up and haul it out and soon had a knife out cutting it into pieces
If the carpet wasn’t in such great shape and going to a friend’s bunk house, it would have been sliced and diced. I am happy it will be reused, but even happier it is out of our home! 😀