Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Voila! We have a new door.

We have lived in a house that was built in 1965 and pretty much never updated.  The time has come my friends...this is my year!  We are changing mostly everything about our little house.  At first we were overwhelmed at just changing all of the gross paint colors, then I got pregnant at 40 and got busy being a working mom.  We are NOT handy people.  I don't mind painting but that's about the extent of it.  The last two and a half years we have done nothing to our house because of all my surgeries.  Long story short we are beginning a messy dusty journey that will last a year anyway.  Our contractor has a day job, 3 boys and his wife is my best friend Jill. So he works on our house when he can.  I don't mind waiting becaue he does excellent work and is very trustworthy blah, blah, blah. Here is the run down of  our plans.

First, I will give you a run down of the latest project.  A door to close off our formal living room.  Rick is in sales so he needs to work from home quite often.  This was never an issue when I was working or when Sydney was going to school outside of the home. However, now that we homeschool and we are here all of the time, Rick needs some privacy, not to mention  peace and quiet when he is talking to clients.  His office has always been in this living room so it seemed logical to put a door going from our entry into the living room/office.


Jason, hard at work.


How easy was that!  Of course this door won't be painted for a while although Rick painted it with Kilz since this picture was taken.  The rest of the house will also be is a rundown:

Kitchen - everything but the cabinets
Both Baths - everything must go
Living, den and entry and hall- hardwoods
New carpet in bedrooms
Entry and den...remove paneling

As you can see from this list, my house will be a dusty mess for the forseable future but I'm okay with that. 

Here is a peek at an upcoming will see why everything must go.


  1. Oh, I love a remodel! Can't wait to watch the progress. The door looks fabulous!

  2. That looks awesome! I can't wait to see the rest. Be sure to do before and afters for everything, I always forget.

  3. Your contractor tells me that bathroom is next. Heaven help...that sucker does need to go. Looks like our old master bath on Cliffside!!!! The door looks great. And I hear Rick was a good helper:-)

  4. The door looks great - how exciting!