Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Finally - doors! And a surprise visit.

The story of our sunroom doors is DELAY.  We ordered them in April and didn't get installed until mid-summer.  They still aren't complete but at least they are usable.  My blog post is also delayed so....I blame the doors.  Or maybe I should blame the supplier of the doors.  Thankfully we do love the look of the doors.  Next step...stain the doors.  When time allows.

Now, about the surprise visit.  A few weeks ago Greg came in the house with a couple from Evansville - William and Marilyn Zinn.  They were joyriding on a sunny weekend and drove by the house.  Marilyn lived here in her teen years.  They asked to come inside and see how the house looks now.  They were very positive about all of our changes.  Marilyn grew up sleeping in the bedroom nearest the sunroom roof.  We took her up there to take a look at it (it's about to become Quinn's new bedroom).  She said they used to sunbathe on the sunroom roof.  I'm sure Quinn will sneak out on to that roof at some point.  I recall when my brother and I would sneak out his bedroom window at night and sit on the roof after our parents had gone to bed.  Amazing our parents never heard us since that roof was right above their bedroom.  I digress...maybe this story is should be labeled TANGENT.

Until I post again...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunroom Floor is Complete!

Greg finishing installed the cork floor in the sunroom!  Love it!

 Connecting the living room to the sunroom.  The photo makes the threshold look really light but it blends quite well.

Looking into the sunroom from the living room

Next step:  Baseboards.  Greg routered the boards and also began painting them on Saturday.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunroom Flooring is Underway

Greg started to install the cork flooring in the sunroom this week.  

Quinn has been helping.

Greg and Quinn (me too) are very excited to have the floor installation complete soon.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunroom Window Trim

Greg has been busy installing window trim around the sunroom windows.  We painted a few coats of white paint this weekend.  It really sets off the windows and highlights the wall color.

Getting closer to completion.  
Next step:  floors

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bursting with Color

Last weekend we let Quinn paint.

This weekend Quinn got to play with Marilyn... 

So we could prime the sunroom walls

and paint the sunroom Sherwin Williams Cloudburst.

 Quinn has a great eye for color!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Way Overdue Renovation Update

Last time I reported, we had a leak in our upstairs bathroom that led to a wet ceiling in our kitchen.  The faulty sink leak still needed fixed but we had at least found the source of the leak.  Greg the plumber fixed it the next day.

Later in October Greg was ready to use a DIY foam insulator for the sunroom.  As usual in most home renovation projects, it didn't go exactly to plan. Short story: he had a couple faulty parts but once the company shipped the correct working parts, it was very easy to use.  The insulation was completed mid November.

In early November, the final sunroom window (replacing the existing exterior door) and window at the top of our stairs were replaced.  Now all of our windows match and keep the cold air outside.

In the middle of November, temperatures hit 70 degrees.  The warm weather brought some terrible storms, including a tornado that went through our neighborhood.  Luckily the tornado didn't hit our home but it did hit a home 3 doors down.  The tornado took it's roof and dropped iy on our power lines.  It ripped the electric meter off of our house.  We were without power for 3 days until we were able to get it fixed.  It was inconvenient but thankfully no one was hurt.

December was full of holiday celebrations and a fun trip to the Evansville Children's Museum, not allowing much time for home renovations but Greg did a little here and there in the sunroom whenever he had a spare moment, preparing for the next big project: drywall.

In January, drywall began...and is already finished!  We had a big snow which kept us home for a few days, giving Greg some dedicated time in the sunroom.  Next up, drywall taping and mudding.  Then we get to do one of my favorite things - a fresh coat of color on the walls.  This will be the first room where Quinn gets to chose the paint color.  It will be his playroom after all...and I'm certain he'll have my taste in color.