Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gone a little goofy with the fabric

Remember how I said I might staple some fabric up on the walls in the kitchen to make it look even more finished?

Well, I went ahead and did that

I suppose this added a few bucks to our cheapo kitchen renovation, but it was the fastest, most pleasant drywall experience I've ever had!

We actually had people who've never been to our house walk in the room and say "wow, nice kitchen" without even hearing the background of what the house was like before, and what we want to do to it, etc. Just any normal kitchen!

So naturally, I couldn't stop there.

<-- This is the living room before I splattered fabric all over it

<-- Here's an in-progress shot

Basically, I folded over the edges and shot 'em with the pneumatic stapler. You'd think a pneumatic stapler would be something you'd want to keep FAR away from a house with a baby in it, but Natasha slept right through most of it. The only thing she didn't like was attaching the hose to the stapler.. even the compressor kicking in didn't really bother her.
Oh wait.. wrong blog ;)
You're here to see the house..

And voila! You'd think we have walls back there!

The fabric in here doesn't lie as smoothly as the wallpaper-looking job in the kitchen.. but I only had a limited time while the baby was napping and I don't really mind the curtain-y effect..

The wainscotting in the hall needed to be 3/4 wall height in one spot where the lathe showed though the plaster. The rest is a low wainscott which looks sorta like we might've just done it because it looks cool. Not because our friends' 2-year old stood in the hallway and grabbed a chunk of peeling paint that is, conveniently enough, at exactly toddler eye level. No.. nothing like that..

And it's unanimous. Even the cat approves.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

To-Do Lists...

Here is our To-Do List White Board...

If you click on the picture you can actually read what is says.. This board actually goes back to when we first bought the house as you can see.


The items that are crossed off along the left hand side are:




  • Find electrician for service upgrade.


  • Temporary water heater


  • Pick garage door


  • Downstairs doors (pick and finish and install them)

Down the middle it says:The stuff in red is things that are done...I don't know how to cross out text on a blog?

  • Pick tiles for 1st floor bath, master bath

  • Find roofer/pick material

  • something about installing heating into the house

  • buy tankless water heater/install

  • fix 1st floor windows (all done along one side)

  • Pick windows for sunroom, master BR and master bath

  • Pick decide on flooring

  • Pick fixtures for 1st floor bath

  • Find dunk tank stripper

  • Plan AV wiring

Along the far right hand side appears to be a list of all the things we wanted to do to the house asap....



Well we've done a new list and it looks like this...




As you can see we've had a slight re-alignment of our priorities....