Monday, March 26, 2012

Remodel Mondays – Floors

Oh yes, we’re getting to that point in the remodel… Floors are going down!
We went with a vinyl flooring called Flexitec for a couple of the rooms in the house. We chose the same floor pattern and color to try to keep some of the consistency through the house (and it made for fewer decisions for me!)

We used the Flexitec floor in the mudroom…
mud room floor

Monday, March 19, 2012

Remodel Monday – Drywall finishing


Those of you who know me offline know that I have been painting like a fiend for the last few days (over 25 hours in the last 3 days). But painting isn’t possible until the drywall is finished… So here are a few photos of how the drywall finishing went…


I had never seen one of these cool toys before. This is what they used to get the drywall tape applied to the seams between sheets of drywall.

drywall finishing 13

Monday, March 12, 2012

Remodel Monday – No stone, just siding

We took all the Bedford stone off our house, with the plan to replace it with vinyl siding. That is finally getting done!
It’s not quite finished yet, but it’s getting close. We went with “slate” for the roof color and “Victorian gray” for the siding.
siding 1
Have I mentioned that the porches are going on at the same time? They are treated lumber porches, with columns wrapped in cedar.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A few adjustments

Hubby Doc and I have had to make some adjustments during our home remodel project. Like living in a new place, working after hours to do some of the demo and new construction ourselves (read: himself), things like that.

The cats have had to make some adjustments, as well. Mostly, their adjustments are about where they can sleep now.

Martin found a new couch to sleep on.
martin couch

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Remodel Mondays – Walls!

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Things are starting to move really fast now… They drywall is hung, and that really makes it look and feel like a new house!


This is one of the new bedrooms, the one that will be my office. (I’m taking the one with two windows. The others only have one window.)

new 3 bedroom 4

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I have found the next best thing since sliced bread. Seriously. My new favorite thing in all the world. The EuroScrubby rocks!

Okay, maybe I’m a little over the top. But you have to see this to believe it!

Not too long ago, I made a batch of The Pioneer Woman’s comfort food meatballs. (Coincidentally, these were just featured on her Food Network show last weekend!)

I was left with a Pampered Chef Stoneware Rectangular Baker to clean out. And, I am not ashamed to admit, I did not clean it that night. I left it out. And the sauce dried to a hard sticky mess. Ick. So I soaked it for a few hours, and was left with this:

dirty stoneware
Pretty seriously gross.

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