Thursday, November 10, 2011

House Building Progress

Where did October go?  I forgot to show you our house building progress from 3 years ago. 

Here’s what happened..circa 2008…

We installed the floor of the deck.  We used the Ultra Deck system.  We have been very happy with this decking system.  The only maintenance needed is a good power washing once a year.

The walls got paint and trim! (Please see our House Tour page for paint colors!)  This was such an exciting time.  The house came to life. 

We enlisted the help of some family and got to work.  We think it took about 2 full week-ends to finish all of the painting.  We don’t remember for sure though.  We try to block out this part of our lives.

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I’m not sure why we didn’t keep the tub in the middle of the bedroom floor. 

We also had to rig up some fancy contraptions to paint the high areas of the house…

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Please excuse my husband’s rear.  This stair assistant still freaks me out.  It lives in our basement and haunts me. 

Cabinets were installed in the office at the end of the month..

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As were the kitchen pendant lights.  That will soon be replaced…

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We also had tile installed.  We didn’t do the tile ourselves.  It is the one DIY project that we could have tackled but we were running short on time.  It was either spend the next 4 week-ends tiling or have the flooring company do it in 2 days.  We went with 2 days.  We do not regret this decision.

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Phew.  We were busy in October. 

It’s so weird looking back.  It seems like yesterday but 10 years ago at the same time. 

Be sure to check the rest of our building process here!


  1. I have to paint my stair hallway soon and that stair assistant is a terrific idea. Thanks!

  2. that stair thing is cool! i have avoided painting the vaulted ceilings above our stairs for that very reason!

    also i am in painting hell right now...painted for 4.5 hours straight in the mudroom last night and the wainscoting DEF needs a second coat. better only be two!!

  3. I love seeing this kind of stuff! So fun to see how it all comes together. :)

  4. The windows in the living have such an impact! I also love the kitchen pendant lights. The tool to paint the stairs looks pretty handy. Thanks for sharing:)


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