Sunday, June 7, 2009

Crazy Energy?

I had commented in the past posts that we were working on some renovations in our house. I thought I'd post a few pictures. I am soooo glad we are done and glad we did it while we could. I had a sneaky suspicion that we would not have time later to do these jobs.(this may be redundant for friends on facebook...sorry). It has taken us about 3-4 months. We were privileged to have the help of a friend of ours in the beginning to help Jason. Jason gained more confidence with tiling as we went on. I am so proud of him!! It was a good distraction while waiting to bring our sons home. Now I am trying to find other things to keep my mind off of the waiting process that seems to go longer than we all anticipated. That's why I labeled it crazy energy. I think we were going a little crazy or maybe taking nesting to the extreme!! :) Anyway, enjoy it for what it's worth!

Guest Bathroom-Before
Our initial plan was to ONLY finish tiling our bathtub and about 1/2 of it fell when we took the border off, so we had to start over. It ended up being a blessing in disguise. We decided to try to get it to match our floor which led to use the same tile for our kitchen counters, which we initially weren't planning to do. Isn't that how it always goes?

Our friend Brad helping teach Jason all about tiling and they are still smiling!! Actually it sounded like two boys back there joking around!

Guest Bathroom-After


Sanding and repainting cabinets

We had two layers of linoleum to pull up. It was a bear!!

Jason shoving away for most of the day to get the layers up.

We had to pour hot water with dawn soap in it on the floor to soften the paper backing and glue. Then we took 4 inch razors to scrape it up. We had two garbage bags full of the junk afterwards.


Then....Jason said we had enough tile left over to redo the master bathroom(see the progression)? :)

Master Bathroom-Before
(excuse the messy counter)

Master Bathroom-After


Jen Stutzman said...

Wow, those pictures are great. maybe I need to put some of my energy into the house??

Gina said...

Wow! Your place looks great! Well done on that "Crazy Energy". I have had to come to the resolve that I am not in control of this process. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I will be praying for your court date to be speedy and complete. Have a blessed week!

Jaime said...

That looks amazing! Can you send your husband our way!!!!