Workin’ for the weekend

Jon and I spent the better part of our long weekend in our paint-splattered work clothes putting finishing touches on the house. Sadly that means a lack of pictures, because I was covered in paint and DAP most of the weekend and the camera was put safely away while paint cans were open…We still have a bit to go, but we managed to get a lot done. We got the upstairs bathroom plumbed and the fixtures in, with the exception of the tub and the light fixture, which seems to have mysteriously developed legs and walked off. Go figure, it just happened to be the light fixture i liked the most, that I had been eyeing at Home depot since we renovated out last house, and was the most expensive. We have NO idea where it’s gotten to, and have asked all our contractors and electrician… but no luck. Bizarre, eh?

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Upstairs bathroom vanity with sinks & faucets installed

Jon took a horribly unattractive video of me when I was squished under the sink cabinet on the right, above, tightening the plumbing that will not be posted on here…

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fancy new waterfall faucets

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Jon had the opportunity to figure out how to do window casings, which was super exciting for him, as well as getting to do some trim work, which is his favorite thing of life to do ( not actually, in case you missed the heavy sarcasm there. Quite a bit of cursing ensued, actually…)

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The kitchen was finished up, and we put all the appliances into place, although the dishwasher still needs to be hooked up. I spent Friday afternoon putting up the glass shelves I got at Ikea, which were inexpensive, and fill the empty space on the wall above the kitchen sink nicely:IMG_1159 IMG_1158

I like them so much and they were so easy to put up that I think I will get another one to go over the kitchen window ( that still needs to be trimmed) as well:

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A shot of the kitchen completed, but will all of our construction junk all over the place- please excuse the mess! At least you can kind of get an idea of the finished product…

IMG_1165We did a lot of the small, tedious stuff- puttying the nail-holes in all the trim( let me tell you how much fun that was), and painting anything that hadn’t had a fresh coat of white slapped on it yet. I love how a new coat of white paint can fix almost anything, even grungy old doors and window frames….

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There is still a bit more to do, all just finishing touches-type of things, and then a dump run or two to dispose of all the leftover scraps of building materials and such… and then we’re home free! But then begins the big dilemma… more on that tomorrow!

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