Remodel Update - The Living Room

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For those of you who have been living under a rock (or who we just don't see very often) you need to know that RJ and I have been remodeling our house since we moved in at the end of May. The first month remodeling was fun - it was fun to wash windows, strip floors, paint walls, do major demolition, see things change, etc. Then came months 2, 3, 4....we're now in month 8 and here are our current stats:

Meltdowns -
RJ: 6
Anna: 600

$$$ - 
It hurts

Number of Trips to Lowes:
 8 months x 30 days in a month x twice per day average = 480

R.J.: 2 tricklers after a realizing he put in 2 days work 
Anna: 2 five-gallon buckets full - each month starting at month 2

Number of Friends that have helped:
I had no idea we had so many friends! 

Cases of Beer Consumed
Lately the employees at Vons have started discretely leaving AA brochures in my bike basket (don't worry - I'm just the pick-up girl the boys handle the brew)

Number of Chipolte Burritos purchased:
8 months x 4 weeks a month x 2-3 burritos a week = between 64-96

However, despite the meltdowns, the slippage of swear words, the hammered fingers, the paint filled hair, and the over-consumption of Mexican food we have made amazing progress. Actually, my husband has made amazing progress (I've done alot of Lowes runs). 

Here's a look at the Living Room:

After RJ striped the wallpaper, removed the paneling from the front wall and added drywall, rebuilt the cabinets with Dave, and put in the glass door between the living room and the denRJ and Mark texturing the walls
Getting closer to being done

Installing the new door

Walls are finished but we're still without furnitureAll done! (except for a few small finishing details like a light over the kitchen table and such)


Linda Z said...

So many levels of awesome.... I just don't know where to begin!! :) Looks like a great room to entertain in. Enjoy!! And Congrats on a job well done. You are going to be soooo glad you got it done before adding a baby to the equation!! :)

The Schmidts said...

Oh all those tears will be worth it being done before the baby comes. -Rhiannon

Jess Roy said...

It looks amazing!!! I can't wait to see it in person. :)

Lo Cicileo said...

Love the stats... and love love the slight glimpse of "the chair"...can't wait to come see it again! Slyly suggested that hubby go down and help RJ... but leaving it at that-no nagging! hehe

Jessica G. said...

So, I know this is random, but I absolutely LOVE your front door! I saw it in one of your bump pics a couple weeks ago and fell in love. Fell in love with a front door, you ask? Yeah, we are getting a new one at our place, so I was looking!

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