I sort of can’t believe that in a couple of weeks, it’ll have been three years since we bought our house. Over the past three years, we’ve done a lot to the place. And by “we,” I mostly mean Jason, though I’ve supervised! And painted, I painted.
• Painted master bedroom and installed new baseboards
• Removed wallpaper from hallway, skim coated walls and painted. Installed new baseboards
• Painted master bathroom; installed row of accent tile
• Painted foyer
• Hired someone to paint kitchen and living room
• Filled in pass through in kitchen
• Put in new kitchen cabinets
• Put in new front and side door and also bedroom door
I think that’s it, though I could be forgetting something. So yeah, we’ve done a lot, but there’s still a lot more to be done. Our master plan is to get our house really nice, enjoy it for a couple more years and then sell it and move back into town. We’re thinking this might take around five years to actually do, but that’s okay.
Our last project was the doors (which we hired someone to do; I had nightmares of us trying to do it ourselves, having problems and having no front door!) which was a couple of months ago. We often will take a break for while and then decide what to tackle next.
Jason has been wanting to re-do our deck since we moved in. Honestly, it never really bothered me, but it was old and instead of railings there were benches, which weren’t up to code. I can’t seem to find a picture of the old deck (my husband does not seem to share in my “take a before picture of everything” rule.) But here’s what it looks like now. Yikes!
We’re going to hire someone to lay out the base and then we are going to do the boards ourselves. As you can see, it’s only half destroyed. Jason wanted to finish yesterday but the weather was not cooperating.
At first, we thought we’d take advantage of the wet ground and since we’d get muddy anyway, we were going to plant some flowers in the front yard. We drove to Home Depot and realized that not only was it raining pretty hard, but it was COLD out. So the flowers got nixed. Instead, Jason installed an outlet in our attic (which totally freaks me out when he does electrical stuff!) and I thought about paint swatches for our sunroom.
Ignore the mess and the bad photo quality; it’s still really rainy and dark out.
This room leads out to the deck and we don’t exactly know what to do with it. This furniture is sort of extra stuff that we had and you can’t see it, but this room also houses dog food, recycling bins and random other crap. We still haven’t figured out what exactly we’re supposed to put in it, furniture-wise, but one thing that I want to do is change the color of the walls.
Our yard has a lot of trees and unfortunately, we don’t get much natural light at all because of it. The sunroom is one of the few rooms in the house that does get some light so I’m not sure why it’s painted this deep red color. It definitely needs to be lightened up a lot!
Do you like doing home improvement projects? And what sort of furniture should we put in the sunroom?