Thursday, April 19, 2012

Floating Floor

We got a good deal at Lowe's on this floating floor. Floating floor does not adhere to the existing floor, it adheres to itself. Very neat. We like it. This flooring is upstairs.
Armstrong Exquisite Rustic Gunstock.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chris cutting the LAST piece of drywall.

All drywall that was stacked on the now on the walls and ceilings. Ahhhh.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Treatment

After a long day of carrying tools and buckets and flooring up and down a flight of 15 stairs, carrying all the excess pieces of drywall to the truck, painting a closet, sweeping the endlessly dirty floors, my sweet friend treated me to a pedicure. My dogs were almost too tired to bark. My hair was a mess from carrying things in the rain, my clothes were get the picture.
My friend was on the edge of exhaustion too. We sat there side by side....limp as rag dolls as our feet were pampered.
If you have had a pedicure you know the joy.
If you have not had a just need to get one.

After she treated me to Applebee's. We shared Spinach & Artichoke Dip. It was delicious on white corn chips.

As I write this I am still tired but my feet are happy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012


The ceiling. The ceiling had already been lowered and lights set in when we acquired it. We are just finishing what was started.

Instead of wall cabinets we are using shelves.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Pantility-day 2

The pantility needed a wall to separate it from the garage. Here is the backside....not quite finished but you get the idea.

Doorway and some drywall on the pantility side.

Disregard the's gonna be one for a while.

We are quite blessed that my husband does this kind of thing for a living....FREE labor!

The Pantility!

The kitchen will be a tad on the smallish side. Well, it wouldn't be if we didn't put in the fridge, stove, dishwasher and sink! Ha! But.....we decided we would. So as we plan things out it gets smaller. Off of the kitchen is the little garage. Chris decided to make a pantry / utility room out of a section of the garage. Thus, the title of this post. So yesterday we did the floor. Ceiling and the new wall are forthcoming. I want to keep the gray walls and ratty windows. When I was young we lived next to my grandma and her house old and COOL. Her front porch was wooden planks that were painted -in my memory- this color of gray. So I let Chris know that if he wasn't set on covering it up I would love to keep it like that. It will be cheaper to keep it like that and we are all about 'cheap'...well we are about keeping costs down. We didn't go cheap when we bought the toilet and I can't wait to show it to you-soon.

He put on a few layers to get to the right height and keep the moisture off the actual floor. The actual floor is DIRT COLORED. I have wanted a dirt colored floor for a long time. You the dirt won't show as much. Molly's chocolate lab hair will blend right in!!! We bought some of the 'less' expensive stick on tiles. I was loving it til toward the end I realized that drywall dust tracked over the floor leaves foot prints! So hopefully once the drywall dust has been ERADICATED! **never will happen** will look dirt should look. :)

This block board (I think that is was it is called) went down first.

Then another layer.
He was going to put Luan down, but this was a bit cheaper so he tried it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Drywall - Bedroom w/Closet

It seemed like it took forever to dry wall this room. Glad it's done. Just one more wall and ceiling to go-dry wall-wise.
Will the dust ever go away? **cough cough**