Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

update on the House (both of them!)

It's about time for a HOUSE UPDATE.  I haven't posted anything since HERE.  So here is an update on BOTH of our houses:

Our current home is under contract!  After our house being on the market for 3 months & 3 days, after 18 house showings and 2 offers.....we are under contract.  We are so thankful & praising God for answered prayer.  I am especially thankful to not have to be constantly cleaning & picking up for house showings.  We had 8 showings in 10 days & that about did me in! Please continue to pray that everything goes smoothly.  We have the home inspection this week & then the appraisal soon after.  If all goes smoothly, the tentative closing date is February 27.

Our "new" house is coming along.  Here are some pictures of what Jake has been working on:

BEFORE of the Den Bathroom:

In Progress AFTER:
We walled up the doorway that was going from the bath into the pantry.  This gave us more space in both rooms.  I am not really a fan of two doors into one bathroom.  That can make for some awkward moments.
We saved the wood laminates that we ripped up out of the living room & Lily's room.  We are using them in this bathroom, the pantry & the laundry room.  The checkers are painted with leftover paint (called Red Velvet Cake) from Lily's current bedroom.  We are planning on distressing the floor & then probably putting a coat of polyurethane over top.  Jake needs to put the toilet in (which we saved from the salon half bath that we demolished) & then I need to do some major cleaning.  I'll have to take & post a picture of the ceiling. Jake added recessed lighting & we updated the drop ceiling (removing the drop ceiling in the bathroom is a project for another day). We will have two working bathrooms initially.  The hall bath is still gutted.

BEFORE the pantry:

Lovely drop ceiling & awesome blue nasty carpet.
Also the doorway from the pantry into the den bath.

In progress AFTER:
Once again we reused the flooring we had ripped up.  Jake used the two different kinds of flooring in here to make it looked striped.  We used leftover paint from our current kitchen. We need to put the shelving back up, paint the brick steps white & then Jake will fix the top of the doorway (its messed up from removing the drop ceiling & from closing off the doorway).