Thursday, January 30, 2014

New House Kitchen

This kitchen has been worked on little by little since we moved in six months ago.  Honestly I thought we would never finish it, it's a good thing we have Brady's determination and my dad's mad skills.

We also gave this hideous door a little makeover

Here's a little list of everything we've done in here:

1.  All new floors.  We did the same floor throughout the entire first level minus the bathroom.

2.  Painted the walls and ceiling.  We did this throughout the entire house. 

3.  Painted the cabinets and added new hardware.

4.  Put in a new sink and faucet.  When we moved in there was a normal stainless steel sink that was pretty stained and a faucet that leaked and was also stained.  We put in an apron front (farmhouse) copper sink and a faucet that had been left in the house when we moved in.  It looks like it had been used as a display, but all the pieces were there and it worked perfect.  Score!

5.  Put in new countertops.  The countertops before were an off white formica with fake wood accents.  I wanted to do butcher block counters but couldn't find the ones I wanted for a reasonable price so Brady came up with the genius idea for these counters.  We used 2 x 6's and screwed them down on top of the formica countertops and finished them to look like the ones I was wanting for 1/10th of the price.  Score again!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New House Bathroom

After three months of waiting for our floors to arrive and not having a door on the bathroom, they finally came and our bathroom is done!  

This bathroom was by far the worst part of our house when we moved in.  We had it quarantined until my dad could help us rip everything out of it and start from scratch.  Luckily Brady's parents live down the road and have plenty of showers to share with us.  

Once again these are the realtors photos from before we moved in:

This is once we started working on it.

We had lots of awesome helpers!

And now we're done!!!

Kitchen photos will be next.