Oh, dear friends.
It’s been a long year.
A very, very long year.
We moved into our 1400 sq ft ranch in June of 2011, and began renovating a couple months later in August.
Renovating takes a lot more time when you are DIY’ers. Since Cy has been doing most of the work himself, it’s been a slow process. But one in which we are saving a lot of money instead of spending it by contracting the work out.
We were hoping to have the exterior painted by now, but we have been so busy with the inside of the house that we have had to move that job lower on our priority list. (And hopefully in a few years, we will have a gabled front porch on our house too!)
We have completely renovated our kitchen from floor to ceiling.
We installed pine wood flooring in the kitchen and den. Then we ripped it up and installed utility grade oak in both rooms. (Yep. We’re insane.)
We have added a master bath, refinished on old claw foot tub,
We also replaced our entire AC unit this past spring when the old original one finally died.
So basically what I am saying…We’ve been living in a construction zone for over a year.
(I really didn’t think I would live through the kitchen renovation.)
My boys think this is just normal life, bless their souls.
However, as of tonight, the wood floors in our den are getting stained.
Our couch is still in our kitchen…
But here is the good news!
I am FINALLY seeing a teeny tiny light at the end of the tunnel!
When our floors are finished this week, or entire downstairs will be “live-able.”
Notice I did NOT say “complete.”
We still have to renovate the downstairs “guest” bathroom and the boys’ rooms once they move upstairs, BUT the downstairs will no longer be a construction zone.
Just the upstairs will be a construction zone.
And I am totally down with that. It will be out of sight, out of mind.
So will be able to move the couch back in the den, and the boys will have a tv they can finally watch.
And my den will look something like this…
Aaaah, Come ON!
Can’t ya let a girl dream a little!
Well, I just had to share the good news with you.
Is there a home project that you are almost finished with, and you are as excited as me?