It’s been about a million years since I posted on here. We moved into the new house! And my camera cord got misplaced in the process so I haven’t been able to upload pictures to my computer which led me to not take very many pictures. Plus we’ve been extremely busy and the house is still in shambles. We’re getting there though!
Here are a few things that have happened since I last posted though.
Aaron framed in our new bathroom window. One new window down, 13 more to go. It’s going to be a long, slow process since each window is about $200 not counting the giant one in the front that we plan on replacing with a bay window.
We tiled for the first time! Subway tile around the shower with a little glass tile accent line and marble tile on the floor. I helped Aaron with the shower tiling but he did the marble on his own (at like 2 AM on tiling day) so I don’t have any pictures of the floor yet. We rented a wet saw from Home Depot for 24 hours and I think we tiled for about 15 hours of that time period. We got it all done in one day though. Tiling nightmare.
We installed the pretty new toilet and the sink:
Pulled approximately 2 million staples out of the wood floors in preparation for floor refinishing. Nightmare job #2. It took about 5 different people 2 whole weekends to complete this task. It was horrible! There were about 4 generations of staples in the floors from people laying carpet at different times throughout our house’s life. The house was built in 1949 and I don’t think anyone ever had the floors exposed before us.
The floors were in rough shape in some rooms too.
Here is the future nursery. It was yellow. Like YELLOW. Spongebob Yellow. In fact, on the left wall, there was a picture of spongebob drawn in Sharpie… Also, what you can’t see is the ceiling is orange. Oh yes. It’s since been painted a very pale blue, gray. Oh yeah, forgot to mention… We’re having a BOY! So navy blue and white themed nursery it is. I’m looking for nautical decor. Seriously. I would like an anchor.
This was maybe a month ago. It was before we moved in, when we were still pulling out staples.
We ended up hiring someone to refinish the floors for us and he did a GREAT job! We decided we didn’t have enough time to tackle this job ourselves and it was totally worth it to hire someone and have the whole house done in 4 days.
They look like brand new floors now! We chose the color “Moorish Teak” by Zar for those interested. Our floor man was skeptical because I think he prefers Minwax stain but the Dark Walnut which Minwax makes, was more reddish gold and we wanted DARK. It turned out perfectly though! Definitely brown instead of red or goldish. The stain had to be purchased at an actual paint store though. They don’t carry it at Home Depot or Lowe’s.
We also moved out of the old house, tenants moved in, and moved over to Mt. Lebanon for good.
We have this huge groundhog living in the backyard under the shed.
And we’ve been living here 3 weeks now and it’s great! The location is awesome and the people are friendly. The commute to work takes about 25 minutes which isn’t as bad as we thought and we can walk places! We walked to a restaurant for dinner Friday night. I love the deck and backyard. The rest of the house is still a work in progress and will be for a lonnnng time. Last weekend Aaron ran a gas line up into the kitchen so we could hook up our gas stove! I had been cooking lots of things in the panini press and the slow cooker before that.
He also hooked up the washer and dryer and is continuing work on the bathroom. As of last night, we have a door knob on that door! Plus the fan is now working in there and we’re about to have a threshold. The stain is drying on that right now.
My grandma also made a baby blanket for the baby and it came in the mail Friday. Chevron! Thanks Tutu!
And here’s the most recent picture of my belly. This was Friday so 28 weeks pregnant there.
We also bought a dresser from Craigslist that I painted last weekend (no pictures yet!). I spray painted it white though and the knobs navy blue. I also spray painted the closet doors for the nursery white because they were yellow. AH. And I spray painted a lamp blue for the nursery. Pictures to come now that I realized I can upload pictures to the iPad, then the WordPress app, then use Ecto on the laptop. Need to find the camera cord…
Anyway, yesterday I did some more spray painting. Aaron bought two of these side tables at Goodwill for like $5 each maybe a year ago.. I finally got around to painting them. First I sanded with the orbital sander a bit then spray painted them glossy gray.
Here’s the before:
And the in process picture. They should be done today though. I just have to add the new knobs. I bought glass knobs for the little drawers.
We also went to a couple of yard sales yesterday morning in the neighborhood and found a hedge trimmer. We were going to buy one anyway and the lady said she had only used it once. Sold! Then Aaron tackled this beast in the backyard. We’re not sure if it’s a giant weed or a decorative shrub. Either way, he hacked it apart. I also tried to buy a frame for $1 but the man just gave it to me. Ha. Yard sales are different here than Troy Hill.
And now it’s Sunday morning. Aaron is still asleep upstairs. We’re heading over to the in-laws house around noon today for brunch so I have to assemble a salad in a bit. Hopefully I’ll blog a little more soon. Hopefully I find my camera cord soon. We still have a garage full of unpacked things so it might be a while.
Have a nice day! Happy Mother’s Day!