Sunday, February 24, 2013

Italian Cooking Lesson

I got an Italian cooking lesson this week. 


The electrician was here during the week. The upper picture is the bank of switches for the fan/sconces/tray ceiling lights - the latter two with dimmers.  Fancy, Smancy!
On Saturday, we ran the speaker wire, the phone and internet wires.  I really think someone at the wire factory tries to mess with your head.  Why won't this stuff simply unroll?? 

Sunday we insulated.  It was kind of chilly with bare walls.  Notice the TV.  Yup we got the cable working so we could watch the race while we worked.  How many people do you know that have a construction TV? 
We are ready for drywall!!  Things are moving along rather quickly I think.
Oh and I got a new ride - well new to me - just in time for some serious shopping for light fixtures, ceiling fan, drapes and all the finishing touches that are my part of the job. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

We have begun!

The master bedroom project has officially begun.

Last weekend we cleaned out the game room so that it could become our new bedroom.  One trip to Goodwill and one trip to the dump.  The hardest part was finding a place for all my clothes and shoes!  Poor Trevor lost his closet.

Our new digs

Smaller than our bedroom but kind of cozy.  We are trying to maintain some semblance of order and a retreat during the coming chaos.

Trevor's computer is now in the dining room and he actually said he likes it there.

Someday I will have a REAL dining room - I'll share my ideas for it later - that is a tease.
The bedroom is empty and ready to demo


Troy and Trevor had a wall kicking contest Friday morning - Troy won!

See why finding space for my clothes was hard?

So demo began at 7:30 am on Saturday, February 16 2013 - no turning back now.

First dump run was at 9:30 am. We made good progress - then we hit the closet!

Demo done and we are ready for the electrician on Wednesday. 

Best line of the weekend - A man's callouses are his gloves!


The Demolition Diva

Friday, February 8, 2013

New Project - Master Bedroom

It is that time of year again!  Reno season!!

This weekend we move all the furniture out of the bedroom into the "game room" so that we can start demo on the master bedroom. 

Here is the plan:

new insulation and drywall
replace closet doors
improve lighting with sconces and ceiling soffit with lighting
paint - of course
redecorate - of course

Here is the mood board

I think it will be a very tranquil retreat once it is done - in JUNE - UHGGGG