October 30, 2010

The Little White House: Progress

Here is a sampling of what has been going on at the little white house:

New drywall in living room, hallway, and biggest bedroom

We had a professional do the taping and mudding.

All painting begins with priming!
We were in a major time crunch this week to get all the painting done after the drywall guy finished. MIL and FIL and the Chief all helped a lot!

FIL and My Man painted the living room and hallway

I painted the kitchen

And yesterday FIL installed the kitchen floor! I love it!

It's been an exhausting week. We had to paint everything before the carpet install and we almost succeeded. There are just a couple of wallpapered closets that need to be stripped and painted; some trim needs a second coat; all the interior bedroom and closet doors need to be painted or replaced. The carpet went in today and it makes all the difference in there -- it looks like a real house ready to be lived in. I'm planning to take real pictures tomorrow and I will post those so you can see all the colors of our house. It is very colorful, to be sure!

The last major project is to finish up the kitchen. There are lots of little things to do yet, like install trim, replace outlets and light switches, caulk the old wooden windows, etc. The bathroom and laundry room need good cleanings -- we didn't do a lot in the bathroom and we haven't done anything in the laundry room. Right now it's full of everything that had to be cleared out of the rest of the house in order for the carpet to go in. BUT we finally finally finally feel like we are getting to the end of the major work and we are really looking forward to living there soon!

God has been and continues to be so very good to us.