Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sorry about the mist, it's extremely foggy in Vancouver. This thing is massive! It takes up half of my sidewalk by my garden!
Look at my beautiful return vent!
Then I saw my garage... all of my cabinetry has arrived! Our garage is completely filled with supplies at this point and you can hardly move!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Remember when we ripped out the old soffett boxes and the ceiling in the kitchen looked like this? Ugly isn't it?
Look at it now!!!! Wohoo! We are ready to sand and paint and hang cabinets! I definately can't wait to slap some primer on that ugly old green paint so I can stop staring at it. Or maybe I'll leave a little behind the cabinet's for the next person who remodels to stare at.
While my hubby and brother in law were working on that Tim, our contractor and his guys were installing our brand new doors. Remember this bad boy?
Check it out now!!!
And apparently the neighbors decided we needed a housewarming gift. Because when the guys got there this morning we had a huge pile of trash and furniture on our front lawn! Including this.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This vase was beautiful and had no pricetag, but I am sooooooooo in love. LOVE!
IKEA PS JONSBERG
Thinking about these mirrors for the bathroom, but have to take a cabinet door in to see if it matches.
These lights are flat glass with a light behind. I'm not sure why, but I'm intrigued and wish I could find some way of working one into my house. I just can't see how though.
Thinking of this chandelier for the dining room, but need hubby's take on it first.
This was a super cheap rug we saw, and I'm not entirely sure about the quality, but it's a maybe. KARBY
I am in LOVE with this little table and chairs. I am dreaming of my daugther with a big hat on having a tea party with her teddy bear at this pretty green table. Mom if you are reading.... THIS is what she wants for christmas :P
We are planning on making a headboard bench seat for the entry way. But if we didn't do that. I LOVE this shoe holder and coat hooks. Basically everything in this set I would love to see in my entryway!
Shoe cabinet with 4 comparment
This sofa is way out of my price range. But I could so see myself curled up on it with a book in front of that huge window in the living room.
This headboard is regularly $79 and was marked down to $39. I wouldn't use it for a headboard, but it would make a gorgeous fireplace screen, or you could make it into a tealight holder on the wall. Hmmm... my hubby the sheet metal worker could make fine work of this!
$79.99 on sale for $39.00
I have a picture from a magazine of a craft space where they hung hooks from a bar and had cups like these filled with pens and scissors. And I LOVE them!
I think these would be great for our under cabinet storage.
Countertop lighting, halogen
I love these curtains, I just wish the dots were red instead of orange.
I couldn't find a price on these. They had no tag.
I don't really like these colors, but thought a shelf like this would be great in the nursery with stuffed animals perched precariously off the edges!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
We got our tree yesterday and set it up in our tiny apartment because it's very obvious we won't be moving this year. :) Charlie the cat decided to help out.
I also stole an idea from a friends blog here: http://ourlifewithatoddler.blogspot.com/2009/11/ornament-wreath-revealed.html
And she stole it from either
I changed it a big though. I don't own any metal hangers, so I used one that I've had for years that was covered in yarn and instead of stringing the bulbs, I removed all of the tops and hot glued them all together. Then I added some cute silver and gold jingle bells and plastic candies. All of the ornaments I got at the dollar store. The gold and silver big balls were a 7 pack for a dollar!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Yesterday we were met by my dad to again work on the wiring in the kitchen. We had a lot of wiring dangling down where the old soffett boxes used to be.
Dan crawled into the attic and pulled and pushed wiring where my dad told him to.
Tada! no more dangling wires.
While dad finished up the wiring, Dan crawled under the bathroom to cut out a small portion of the subfloor that had rotted under the wall and into the hallway under a few inches of the hardwood floor. It's done and ready to be replaced after the plumbers repipe on Monday-Wednsday.
During all of this, Tim's crew from A New Image Exteriors were finishing up the window installation. This is the giant living room window before.
Even the shed is getting a much needed facelift. Yah I know, it still needs a new roof. But we're getting there!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
It was freezing when we showed up today so we started a toasty fire.
Our contractor Tim told us we can use his business name A New Image Exteriors, everybody in Portland/Tigard area. This is the place to go for any kind of remodeling you need done! He did my parents kitchen remodel, and his crew is wonderful. Oh, and he's going to be a grandpa by tomorrow morning! Congrats Tim, we're really happy for you :)