Wednesday, January 4, 2012

House Update.

So. It's been about a year and a half since I last posted. I just kind of stopped and never really got back into the swing of it. I've been asked by multiple people not to quit blogging, so here I am. And here are a ton of pictures.

This is... a room. My parents used it as an office. I'm going to put my guitars, records, etc. in here. It's gray or blue, depending on the lighting. I'm going to finish it with white trim. Eventually.

These are some really old 1"x6" boards I found in the little barn. I found out a good family friend has a planer, so I'm going to run them through that and use them for some of my trim:

This is some backsplash that Shay and her parents put up yesterday. Looks pretty good, I think:

Dad and I put up drywall in the living room:

This is an addition Dad built when I was a kid. It was always a part of the living room when I was growing up, and probably will be again, but for now, it's going to be my office. We painted it a maroonish/brownish color:

I finally finished the accent wall in our bedroom:

We attempted to sand down the floor in the kitchen, but the tar paper junk from the old linoleum was too thick. I think Shay's dad Tom could've sanded for 47 years and not gotten much done, so we made the executive decision to put new flooring in. Went to Menards to get an idea of what we could get for "cheap" and found some 3/4" Oak hardwood on sale:

Finished the bathroom today. Two coats of primer, two of paint, painted the trim, new flooring, new toilet. Well, not finished - I need to put the new showerhead in:

Thanks a bunch go out to Dad. He's helped a lot so far, and I will rely on his expertise again in the near future. Thanks also to Shay's parents, Tom and Julie, for the help the last few days. And thanks to Shay, for not freaking out too much at how much everything costs.


  1. Looking awesome dude. You guys will be moved and settled in the new place by the time I get back in the end of Feb. Keep up the good work and keep posting pics.

  2. Awesome job Ben and Shay!