I will have to fill you all in on our “date” from last night. It diverged a lot from the original plan, but I still had a lovely time. I was just proud of myself for going with the flow. Not long ago that shift would have wrecked me for the entire evening.
But today is all about work. My parents, aunt, two cousins, Sir, and I will be priming the drywall all day. Hopefully with seven of us we can get the kitchen, bathroom, and mudroom primed. Well, six of us. My mom is going to be staining the dresser we are converting into a vanity for the bathroom. And honestly, even though it’s a big space, having six people painting at once could be tight.
So we are moving right along. By us doing the priming we are saving money on labour costs. And we are all hard workers, so it’s nice to be able to put our own elbow grease into it. This is supposed to be our forever home and I want to be a large part of making it perfect.
We are still on track to be in the house by the end of April. Hoping to celebrate Sir’s birthday in our new home.
And don’t worry, I am sure Sir and I will still have enough energy when we get back to enjoy our second night without kids.
These are before pictures. I will probably get pictures from when we are done painting up next week.
This is the area the we ‘took’ from the dining room to make the kitchen larger. You can see the hardwood floor divider is where the wall used to be. The new wall divides this and the new bathroom.
This also shows the add on space. The door on the right will be a pocket door that goes out into the mudroom.
The hole on the left is what mom and I opened up. We have a new mantle for the fireplace that will be made from a barn beam from the farm.
This used to be a half bath. Now it will extend the mudroom space so our washer and dryer can be on the first floor.
You can kind of see it looking at the floor, but this walkway used to be much narrower. This will help open the kitchen up to front door and bring in a lot more light.
Needless to say, I’m excited. I just wish we could move in tomorrow. Instead I’ll get a work out painting and ruin it with pizza for lunch.