Sunday, September 6, 2009

House Update

Natalie's totally getting into mid-century furniture. I drilled a few holes in this buffet and it makes a lovely TV stand.

We still haven't paid off the second mortgage so we're still just doing the free-inexpensive work. Enjoy:

The hallway had two closets right now to one another. We decided we didn't like that.

I've definitely felt like we're in over our heads a dozen times so far, but I just keep pushing on. I guess I'm just courageous like that.

See? We got protection from all of the dust and just braved right through it all. I'll post some after pictures as we get closer. I've got all of my equipment to rewire the light switch, outlet, etc.

P.S. Natalie cut 11" of her poor hair off and it looks really good.

So, feeling a little overwhelmed with the study/closet adventure, we decided to solve some other house problems. Here is our beautiful master bathtub...

Nice, right? So I spent the next 45 minutes trying to get comfortable in the tub chipping away the moldy grout/caulking.

Natalie helped a LOT. Thanks, Natalie.

Tah-dah! Beeeeeeeeeeautiful.

After we (er, I) scraped all the crud out, we taped it up and got ready to recaulk.

And there you go. It's not quite done and we need to touch up some areas since we ran out of caulk mid-recaulking.

There you have it. I should also get some pictures of the backyard and side of the house-- we've spent many hours out there cleaning it up and it's looking a lot better nowadays.

P.S. Shout-out to Young House Love for the inspirstructions.


Justin Pocta said...

haha, fun entry! that's definitely not anything i feel comfortable enough to do, but then i don't own a house i have the right to smash the walls of. nice work!

Cara said...

A few thoughts.

1. Really like the TV stand.
2. I made Home Improvement man noises while looking at the photos of the closet being destroyed.
3. Natalie's hair does look great.
4. Final tub product - beautiful.

michelle said...

I sooo need an invite once your house is all finished! Keep posting more pictures!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I was wearing that same outfit the other day (mask and goggles)! Good luck finishing up the project. I can't wait to see how it turns out :).