Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The moment you've all been waiting for!

I know, I know. I broke the number one rule of blogging: Never go a long period of time without updating. Who knew big people world would actually be busy and cut into crucial blogging time!? Doesn't my life know I have followers to please!

Since my last post I have moved into the house and acquired an awesome roommate! Brittany really is great; the house (and my life) wouldn't be the same without her. We have settled pretty nicely into the Wood estate (I use estate generously :0) , but there are definitely a few tweaks that need to be finished (for example, the empty picture frames have been on our to-do list since August. Woops). 

I have fallen in love with this house, and I couldn't be more thankful for a wonderful family that helped get it to where it is. Enjoy the before and after pics and feel free to email me if you have any questions! npeek11@gmail.com
Before and after...
Britt's room
Britt's Bathroom
Master. Please excuse the boxes and extra lamps! haha
Screened in back porch turned into master bath.  
More of master bed and bath. 
Kitchen and dining! Favorite room in the house!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Crunch Time!!

Hello everyone! We're getting down to the final touches! There has been a lot done since my last post...
Windows done (Thanks to my awesome mom!)
Tile done
Floors done
Electricity done (still have a few lights to put up) My grandpa is finishing it
Counters done
Sink installed
Air conditioner (kinda done) They are working at night because of the heat
Concrete GONE (Thanks dad for taking out the old concrete!) Should have a new driveway and sidewalk by Friday
Living room cabinet built

Sooo excited!! Next post.... MOVING IN!!!

PS, if you haven't seen this already, I shot a video that was chosen as a Top 50 contestant in the American Airlines "Flights. Camera. Action. Video Contest." To vote for the TSD Logistics video go to www.aa.com/flightscameraaction and look for a really awkward thumbnail of me. :0) Thanks!

White subway tile in kitchen. We bought all the tile from Home Depot. The birch counter tops are from Ikea. FYI they are sold out for months, buy early! 

Soooo excited about the kitchen!!

Lights from Ikea. One is going in the dining room, the other in the kitchen. They are 2 feet in diameter. Thanks Nat for picking them out! 

Living room chairs from Ikea! Thanks Dad for making the trip to Ikea with me, it was an experience to say the least! 

Bathroom tile!! Cody picked this out! The tile is the same in both bathrooms.
Front porch lights. These are Allen + Roth from Home Depot. I bought the front door, back door, and the square cloth bathroom lights from Home Depot. 

CLEAN WINDOWS!!! THANKS MOM! She soaked, scraped, and wiped these babies all day Saturday! 

Shower tile! 

Bath/Shower tile in the front bathroom! 

My sink and lights. My dad found this sink in Texarkana, can't remember where he got it but I love it!

Farmhouse sink!! Cody and Nat picked it out from Ikea! I absolutely love it!! The cabinets on the bottom will have doors. 

New cabinet in the living room! The two on the sides are original to the house. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Refinished Wood Floors

Wood floors are almost done, check out the current photos! We're getting so close!

Patch work in the kitchen/dining room

Tankless hot water heater

After sanding 

Sanding the floors 
woo hoo! They probably will not be as shiny as this 

Front bedroom

My bedroom. You can also see the white tile they laid in my bathroom. Pictures of tile coming soon. 

So excited!!

Tile floor in master bath

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fresh paint makes everything new!

Hey there! I am just going to jump right in to telling the latest progress. The painters have been here all this past week taking care of the inside. They caulked, sanded, and primed before painting. Once again, they did a nice job. My two wonderful parents helped me prepare the wood walls for painting. We puttied every hole with Durham's hard-as-rock putty. We got it from Home Depot in the paint section. It comes as a powder that you add water to. After making a paste, we spread it over the walls and wiped away the excess with damp cloths. Then we went back and did a quick sanding job over the rough spots. After all the hard work, I'd say it was worth it. I really like how they turned out. The floor guys started today! I can't wait to see how they turn out! The same people that are doing the floors are doing the tile as well. Cody and I picked out the tile from Home Depot today. Everything is going to be done in white ceramic tile, pics coming soon.

In the next few weeks the major things that will be done are: refinishing floors, air conditioner installation (MUCH NEEDED!), install plumbing fixtures, finished electrical, and a list of small things. My dad has made some really good deals this week on a few items that I am excited about. He found a sink/vanity for the master bath that will fit perfectly and three FREE ceiling fans; he is the best! But really, none of this would be possible without him. Thanks Dad.

Check out the pics below and feel free to leave comments or ask questions. Thanks for following!
Wood wall covered with primer and holes from pulling the nails. 
Durham's Putty mix. It takes one part water to three parts power to mix. And it gets hard really fast, so work quick! 
Wipe away the excess so you don't have to sand as much. You want to make sure it is as smooth as possible. 

This is a lot smoother than it looks in the pic. 
Finished product! 

After primer and putty. 

Dark Grey in the dining room. It turned out a little more blue than what I thought it would be, but I still like it. 

View into the pantry. 

Cody had the idea to add trim in the corners of the wood walls to cover up the rough spots, it turned out really nice.

Front porch columns. 

Living room. Here you can see all three colors we used inside the house. 

Finished front porch!! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Trim, Cabinets, and a little bit of Elynn ( I couldn't resist)

This week has seen a lot of progress on the inside. The cabinets have been installed, the trim finished, the mud room finished out, and shelves put in the pantry and master closet. The painters that did the outside are doing the inside too. They have started caulking around the trim and baseboards, and they will start painting on Friday. The painting has been done by Francisco and his brother. His nephew (prob 10-12 yrs old) has been helping them too. Francisco told Cody today that his nephew and one of his friends have started their own business doing odd jobs whenever people need them. This kid is a hard worker and super sweet. Let me know if you need help with anything and I will connect you. Enjoy the pics!

Painters caulking the holes to prepare for starting the pain Monday. LOVE MY CABINETS!  
We added trim in the corners to cover some of the rough parts

Cody testing out the bench

My new dinning table. We found this at Red Door Interiors in Shreveport, LA. My sister in-law, Natalie,  found my island there, I don't have pics of it yet. I highly suggest Red Door Interiors, they have recently expanded their building. I wanted everything in there! 

The over spray from the sheet rockers. We had to use a scraper and wet sponges to wipe it off. 
Mid-cleaning of the over spray 

Master room top and bottom trim. 

Cabinets on the right side of the kitchen!! 

Mom and I were cooking the other night and found Elynn climbing in the dish washer. She is in to everything right now! I promise her belly isn't that big, she's not in the business to impress right now. 

Columns! They will have a little more details at the top. 

Seeing how high she can get lol
Right side of the cabinets. That is a shelf that will be under a counter top. The counter will match the chopping block kitchen counters. 
Shelves in the pantry! I'm really excited about these! The fridge is going in here to. It will be on the back wall, centered on the door way. You can see at the top the one shelf that runs around the entire room. 

I think I like this room as much as the pantry! Jim, the carpenter, finished this out for us this week. Cody built in the seat. 

The wood was rotten on the sides and broken on the ends on the front porch. So, instead of replacing each board, Francisco replaced the broken parts with new boards. He also put a 1 X 8 across the front of the porch that turned out really nice.