Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
We set out for the weekend to be full of house renovation progress and we didn't let ourselves down. Greg spent a majority of his time in the garage. He installed two new electrical outlets as well as installed a new garage door opener. No longer do we have to hit the button 5 times in order to get it to open or close. The new opener also has a nifty feature that when you walk past the sensor, the overhead light turns on. The little things excite us.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
While I spent Saturday shopping in Indy with Melissa (stimulating the economy), Greg bought lumber (stimulating the economy) and spent the day building a faux wall in the garage. Goal is to insulate this wall so that the north side of our house stays warmer (saving the environment by using less heat). The bathroom on the other side of that wall is quite chilly in the winter.
Greg removed this radiator from the garage wall. It is so heavy - not sure how he did that on his own.
Sunday Greg finally had good weather to finish installing the master bathroom exhaust fan. A clear day and the attic wasn't sweltering hot. While Greg worked on the exhaust fan, I began scraping paint from the steps. Seems the risers were once a yellowed white and then a minty white. I tried to capture the color in the photo below, but difficult to see the old colors.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Greg removed the old carpet from hall bath and found small hexagon tiles underneath.
Looking much better after cleaning off the glue that was used to install the carpet.
Carpet removed from the upstairs hallway. Yeah! All of the upstairs carpet has been removed.
Now, to tackle the removal of the carpet on the stairs
We can see where the stairs were stained on the sides, while a carpet runner went down the center.
The risers had been painted white. Lots of staples for us to remove.
All staples now removed so we can safely use the stairs.
Why is Greg so happy????
I found hardwood floor in the foyer and hope it is in the dining and living room too. We have a lot of sanding and refinishing in the future, but look at all of the money we will save because we don't have to install new hardwood floors. A good day indeed. Well, until the Colts lost.