Miraculously we saw past all of that and signed our names on
The mister is a jack of all trades so we have been able to do most of the renovations ourselves. Here is a list (and a few photos) of what we have done so far...
-Took down the wood paneling in living room around fire place and replaced it with drywall and molding
-Removed all wallpaper and carpet from full bath, painted all walls and ceiling, installed new light fixtures
-Removed all wallpaper and tile from half bath, refinished counter, painted walls and ceiling, installed new light fixture, removed carpet and replaced with wood flooring
-Repainted walls and ceiling in the living room, tore out 2 stone planter boxes (that actually still had dirt still in the bottom of them!), removed all carpet and replaced with wood flooring
-Painted dining room and installed new light fixture (also had to move electrical over about 1 ft)
-Removed all pink tile and wallpaper from kitchen. Skim coated and painted all walls and ceiling
-Removed closet near front entry way to open up doorway to a bedroom that is now becoming the den
-Removed all lava rock, railroad ties and rotting wood from around the front yard, planted lots of new plants and flower bulbs, filled new beds and surrounded our birch tree with mulch and edged them large river rocks, also seeded all the grass and spread milorganite twice a season, trimmed a few of the larger trees
Wow. When you write it all out it sounds like a lot. And I guess it is. Since it was done over the course of a little over a year it doesn't seem like we were taking on a ton at a time. That's the way to get stuff done! Focus on today and eventually you will get a whole crap ton done! Haha.
Since we still have so much more to work on I will do a whole other post about upcoming projects (some are fast approaching!). Can't wait to share what we have planned!