Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We're getting there.

So. We still have a long way to go.
But our little house is coming along.
And by coming along, I mean it is
no longer a daily battle zone of
sheet rock, paint cans, and tools.

Our home sweet home
is still in some need of some TLC.
But, we've been able to (finally) take a breath of relief
and slow down the remodels.

We had no idea what we were in for when we
signed the dotted line.
Don't get me wrong.
Things could have been much worse.

But from the moment we moved in,
we had one thing after another break/leak/destroy.
So we had our work cut out for us.

We started out thinking we would simply
repaint all the rooms.
Well, we quickly had a full demolition going
on in 2 bathrooms, the living room, and the basement.

Bad idea.

We were not planning on re-doing our
little half-bath off the master bedroom.
At least not right away.
But, a major water leak had a different idea.

So. Mr. Ruby became handy very quickly.
He gutted, ripped up flooring and rotted sub-flooring.
And basically installed a new bathroom
while I was out of town one weekend.

I'm pretty proud of him.


Before:

Interim:
We thought we'd be in this bathroom awhile before re-doing. So, I tried to make it work by buying cheerful towels to match the cheerful sink. *cheerful = 1959

Uh-oh. A little more than we planned for. Rotted Floors.

New bathroom. Holler.
And yes, we still need to get rid of some of the 1959-ness: paint the cabinet, replace the door/all doors in the house, and get rid of that big square mirror.



Best part. Before & After.


More rooms to come...


9 comments:

Emily said...

Your bathroom looks great! I think a round/oval mirror would look really cute over the sink :)
Can't wait to see more before and afters!

Mrs. Bear said...

WOAH!! You did that on your own?? So awesome.

melissa said...

It looks fantastic! I love the beadboard on the wall - so beautiful.

abigail said...

Nicely done!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Wow! Great transformation! You definitely have a handy husband!

The Frenchs said...

Love the blue! What fun to make your house your home!

Ben Smithson said...

Looks good. Rock it out with a framed out mirror (like something wacky) and it will sing. The bathroom re-do is absolutely a value-builder for when you guys sell...

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks really great with the white! It made it look so great!

Shoshanah said...

I think it looks so much better! Especially the new sink! The old one is so ridiculous looking. Definitely a huge upgrade! Although it's too bad that it had to happen now