Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Week 3 Recap

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I’m not 100% sure that it even has been three weeks…. Wait, yep. I just looked at the calendar, and it has, which is crazy. It feels simultaneously like we just started and like this has been going on forever. Like I mentioned in my last post, we are finally FINALLY to the point where […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Hiring Out (Or, Week 2.5 Recap)

Home Improvement, Rennovations 2 Comments

After what felt like endless amounts of demolition of our lath and plaster walls, we are finally in the phase where we put things back together! Hallelujah. The down side (or plus side, depending on your perspective), is that we ended up hiring out for some of the work we’d planned on doing. With my […]

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Kelley

Painting the Exterior of the House

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Surprise! This ISN’T about the bathroom remodel! Yeah, we’re nose-deep in that right now, as well, but we’ve got another big change in the works. As a reminder, our house isn’t all plaster and lath demolition zone. See? This is the front of our little bungalow: In many ways, it’s got great curb appeal. It’s […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Week 2 Recap

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So we’ve switched over to “weekly” recaps, versus daily ones. Just too much going on, too little time to write about it. Also, it’s taking way longer to do than we originally anticipated (which should come as no surprise, since I’m usually pretty aggressive in my timelines). Last post I talked about how we removed the […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Days 5 – ??? (Week 1 recap)

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Let’s just be real….. I initially started titling these posts “Day X – Y”, because I naively thought that this whole bathroom remodel would be measured in days. Now? We’re going to be talking about weeks.  I guess that’s probably the only sure thing about any renovation — that nothing will go according to plan. […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Day 3 & 4

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So we’re forging ahead with the bathroom remodel, still squarely in the “demolition” phase. We both have day jobs, plus a 10-month old, and I’m fighting off a nasty cold on top of that all, so finding time to get things done at the house has been difficult, to say the least. Alex has been […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Day 1 & 2

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Updated w/ some photos!   We’re through our first weekend of the bathroom remodel… for better or worse, the walls are opened up and we’re committed now. It’s more than a little scary to drop a significant chunk of money on a house, and immediately start breaking it. And this is the part where I […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Planning

Home Improvement, Inspiration 1 Comment

Remember this beauty? We’re starting the remodel today … I always thought it would be awesome to completely renovate a room from the walls in. Instead of worrying about working with existing elements, or being constrained by the layout of fixtures or wall switches, how great would it be to start from scratch? When we negotiated […]

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Kelley

Some photos of our new place

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Some photos of our new place

Here we go… photos of the new digs. I’m hopeful that I will be looking back on these one day (hopefully sooner rather than later), and wonder “Wow, I can’t believe it used to look like this! Why did we ever buy this place when it looked so ugly?”. With our last house, I didn’t […]

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An introduction to our new house

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I want to record this for posterity … how we ended up with this house. We started looking at houses earlier than expected. Originally we had set a timeline of one year of apartment living to get used to a brand-new city, and then we’d start looking. But with a baby, the 900 square feet got very tight, […]

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