Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend Recap

Just like that... it's Monday. It's a dark and rainy Monday too- ew. Hopefully going away by tomorrow with better temps like this weekend so we can continue kicking but on this home reno! This weekend, hubby proved to me that he literally could quit his job and have a back-up in construction, demolition, renovation, carpentry....you name it. He amazed me this weekend on just simply knowing how to do pretty much everything! (Sorry if it sounds like bragging but it sort of is- so happy he's a mans man hahaha) Over the weekend we got the ceilings scraped in the living room, master and master closet so they are ready for paint. We also started sheet rock in the bedroom and I must say I wasn't sad to see the roses on the cracked plaster go...(although I'm sure some lady was so over the moon when her husband agreed to that wallpaper back in the day) We also started and basically finished (minus painting them) our custom benches with built-in storage for the kitchen. Also, while exploring some outbuildings, Kyna (my mother-in-law) and I stumbled across a fabulous find! We found the perfect size table for the kitchen bench area in one of the outbuildings behind the house and we love it! He needs some wood glue and stain but after sanding him he has great potential! Movin' right along folks and lovin' every second! As usual, thanks for stopping by and thanks for all of your sweet comments and encouraging words!


The table we found!

Measuring the panels to cut out for the metal grates!
These benches are actually going over baseboard heaters!

Adding decorative molding to hold the grates in place


We secured the top only one side so we could have added storage on
the sides where the baseboards didn't run

Hubby Approved
Emma Approved


Sorry roses.... (look at that mean mug!) hahaha


The table again- and if it doesn't end up working? Well we didn't spend any money on him!


Master closet ceilings scraped!

Other side of master closet

scraping living room

This is what is looks like after popcorn texture is gone- much better...





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27 comments:

  1. Wow great job! Can't wait to see more!

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  2. I cannot wait to see how everything turns out! Your hubby is so cute and can demo? Swoon worthy for sure! xoxoxo

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  3. I wish my husband could do all of that work! Building things is not his strong suit.. haha. Looks like y'all are making so much progress, so exciting1

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  4. I cant even believe you guys are doing this yourselves - way to go!!

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  5. Aw Emma :) Looking amazing! Girl, brag on that man all you want. It's so nice to have a man that can do it all, I love that about my man too!

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  6. Girl, does your closet have a fireplace? Super jealous and I love the bench! It's gonna be awesome.

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  7. YOU are LEGIT. LEGIT DIY. LEGIT CRAFTY. Get it, guuuurl! xx

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  8. So amazing to see your beautiful house come along! Such an exciting process! :)

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  9. What a great idea to create the bench seating to hide the baseboard heaters!! I think the table is going to turn out awesome. Thinking of painting it a fun color or are you going to try and restore the wood? As always, Emma's looking adorable!

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  10. WHOA! Major progress this wknd! Impressive! I want a built-in breakfast nook in our kitchen...so I'm uber jealous of yours. And seriously...that table has A-MAZ-ing potential. Awesome find!

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  11. This is amazing!!! Loving that bench!!! Xx.

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  12. This is just so amazing. I agree with you, my husband is so handy I definitely appreciate a man that can fix things!

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  13. Looking good! You are so lucky to have a handy husband! I am the handy man in our house so it's a little scary. lol. My man is good with numbers/finances though, so at least he's got that going for him. :)

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  14. It is so fun watching the progression!! LOVING Everything!! :)

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  15. This is looking amazing!! I am so jealous already!!

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  16. wow this looks awesome and popcorn ceiling, buh-bye!

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  17. How did you scrape the ceiling??? I've been doing that in my bedroom but it has been so messy and definitely doesn't look as neat as yours. Any tips? tools?

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  18. You're lucky to have such a handy husband! Looks great!

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  19. This is going to look so fantastic when you are done! I am so excited to see the finished project!

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  20. i totally agree... thank God for a man's man! :) It's so awesome that you guys are doing all this work yourselves! Lookin' good! That table you found is really neat too! Very unique! I hope it works out for you!

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  21. The size of your master closet... Someone please pick my jaw back up off the ground. Holy heck! Fabulous girl. Love the progress. I always love seeing my hubby work his magic. It always impresses me how much he can do. Brag away :)

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  22. So impressed with the construction! It's always nice to have a handy man. You will save a lot of money :)

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  23. Great work you guys. Your husband is the KING of construction right now. You are very lucky. :)

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  24. I'm amazed at how fast y'all are knocking this out! Just amazing!! That table is an awesome find. And you know what I say, brag away on your hubby all you want !! :)

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