Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

We've had a super productive weekend so far, and we have one more day left tomorrow! WOO HOO!

Even with Thurs night being Lost night, aka the only night we make time to watch a show when it actually comes on, we still managed to get some of the new walls primed and painted which is SO EXCITING! (And BTW, what an odd episode of Lost!! And we have to wait SO LONG for a new one! That wouldn't be a big deal if 24 was on this year, or the Office, but Lost is the only good show on this year!! And poor Russo, after making it through all this!!! Maybe she really will be Ok.)

Friday am we got up bright and early and took Pippin on a long walk around the neighborhood, then we came back and I mowed the yard in a T-shirt and shorts and then got our lawn chairs out so we could stretch out in the warm, 72 degree sun and knock some albino off our skin. We are SO PALE! It felt so great to stretch out in the sun. I brought my little budding seedlings out to soak up the sun and they are all really starting to grow! For the afternoon we swapped and Brent weeded the yard while I did some painting inside and started washing the floors from the absolute mess. We still have several walls not finished yet, but the main visible living areas are done. We had a total of 10 sections of new wall, and we're down to 3 that are not finished, so we're getting very close. And then we had to stretch out in the yard and enjoy the lemonade I made before showering up for some shopping. (My apologies to all you Yanks who have snow this weekend. That must suck. =) ) We also bought tickets to see Rent next weekend (yay!!!) and also to see Jesus Christ Superstar in a few weeks. FUN!

My parents came up today, so we did some fabric shopping last night to narrow down some options for the curtains we want my mom to make for our living room. Our massive windows and high ceilings make buying curtains off the rack impossible (well, more unfeasible). Ones we like are $170 A PANEL for the size we would need. So, yeah, no. We got fabric for the 4 panels we need for less than two off-the-rack panels. It's a gorgeous silk in a beautiful aqua-ish color that matches our new leather furniture perfectly. So with my mom here we did all the measurements and placed the order for the fabric we needed and did some other shopping errands around town. AND, we used their truck to get rid of one more of our couches!!!! Thank goodness! I think Pippin was sad to see one of his couches go, but he'll survive! Once we put one more coat of primer in the dining room we'll be able to put the couch we bought for that room back in JULY in there and our den will be nice and no longer over furnished! We also found a great little pub-style table for our kitchen this weekend, so we've had a great weekend of shopping and getting a lot of little projects done.

We've got a few things on tap tomorrow, a few more little projects to wrap up and it's time to put some weed and feed on the yard with the cute little spreader we bought tonight. We have massive plans for getting our yard in gorgeous shape this summer. Besides last year's kitchen reno, landscaping our back yard is way up there on things that are important to us. We want an outdoor living space with a great outdoor kitchen, so I'm really looking forward to getting some of these indoor things done so we can start working outside and ripping apart the deck. We're also going to this open house tomorrow, how beautiful. It's a few blocks down and the asking price per sq foot is nuts but I hope they get it because that's always great for us!! There's a lot of custom things in it, so hopefully we'll get some great ideas.

Here's a few pics of recent progress:

Here's a door we were making narrower, all mudded up

And here it is now, sanded, primed and painted! We're putting the molding on it tomorrow

Here's the main wall we built, that was a huge opening. In this one it's mudded up

And here it is now, primed and painted and with the molding back up. When he was putting the trim back on a piece slid and knocked a scratch in the while so that's what the white spot is now. Figures! Brent's already fixed it now. It's come a long way from where it was a few weeks ago when it was a large opening!

Yeah, our whole house is covered in dust from the sanding. It's a mess!!!

Happy Easter everyone!!! I think this was random and rambly, so sorry! I am SO sleepy!!!


At 6:01 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

You guys have done a great job! I love seeing the progress. Wish I were that handy...and I bet my wife wishes I were that handy! :) Have a good Easter.

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! What a great house. I want to buy it if it wasn't so crazy expensive!
Your house projects are looking great. Have fun with your family.
Happy Easter.

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Yeah, Friday was awesome. I wanted to lay around in the yard.

You guys are doing a GREAT job with your house. I'm so impressed!

You need to have an open house when it's all done just to show it off. Cool!

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

What an awesome job on the house. Pippen looks cute!

Happy Easter!

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Ted said...

Awwwwwwww... Pippin is sooooooo cute!!! Wow... in the long run, your house is going to be so beauuuuitful. Nice progress!

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Dana said...

You guys were certainly busy this weekend! Looks like you got a lot done. Love the dark floors.

At 8:44 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

The before and after pictures are great!

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Lana said...

Wow - you guys are so awesome at all that remodeling. All that looks great!

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Irish Cream said...

Hi Rae, I found your blog through the RBF, and I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your posts!

I am also seriously impressed with you and Brent's house rehabbing skillz--the house looks incredible!

Finally, Pippin is the most ADORABLE thing I've ever seen! I loved his snow scarf! :)

Keep up the great work!!


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