Now that we're back in TX with no crazy plans on the horizon we've jumped back into home reno projects. So - we went ahead and finished off "building" the garden - now just for plants! So as far as improvements go... - We built boxes - Unexpectedly had to get a new A/C unit... … Continue reading Garden Alley – update!
Our backyard is situated in such a way that the entire yard gets a fair amount of shade, other than by the AC unit. So over in AC alley we've decided to completely get rid of the grass and make it a graveled garden with raised beds! I knew I wanted to use cedar if … Continue reading Garden Alley
Our hall/guest bathroom. Like most things in this house, they were livable... but not ideal. We did a ton in this bathroom, so I'll just skip to the exciting part. AWWWWW yes! So excited with how this turned out!
Loving how the tub surround is turning out! We still have to grout and lay the floor tile so major tiling B&A is on the way.
The bathrooms in this house are probably the biggest projects we're taking on. They're livable, but clearly pretty dated.. and generally just not the best. Here's what we're working with for the guest bathroom: Not awful, but not great either. Our rough remodel plan is: -Install vent fan -Demo/clear room -Get plumbing work done (heighten … Continue reading DEMO DAY(s)! for the bathroom
As I'm sure I've mentioned, one of the major reasons we settled on the house we're in is because of the potential we saw in the back patio/yard. Last year we tackled clearing the yard and planting seed (it sounds so simple in retrospect), so now we get to move onto the fun stuff! Some … Continue reading Project Backyard – Patio
After moving in I decided I wanted a little makeup vanity for our bedroom, and couldn't quite find anything that was going to be the right size. So I decided to try my hand at building one. I found this plan online, and modified it roughly using this plan to the specs I wanted (2 … Continue reading Furniture building experiment
When I last posted an update on the closets both the office and guest bedroom closets were framed out, and now they're (basically) completely done. We just need to add door catches. Last progress update / trimmed / with doors Painted the doors, added hardware and viola! So complete B&A's Now that we've gone through … Continue reading Closets Revisited
We've been focusing on a few different small projects/updates while waiting on avoiding finishing up the closet project. Those projects being: Painting the master! that awful color now only exists in the bathrooms! New blinds everywhere! no more discolored/broken mini blinds! New outdoor lights! with bug zapper lights in them! #smarthouse A … Continue reading A little bit of everything: house progress
This isn't a very intense project, but much like the paint in the garage it makes SUCH a difference. I rented a pressure washer for a day, and voila! Brand-new looking driveway and sidewalks!