New Downstairs Floors

When Kathy and I moved into our house back in July 2011, the floors were covered with ugly, smelly red carpet. We tore that carpet out and discovered why they stunk. It appeared that animals were using it as a pee pad for years.

Underneath the carpeting was unfinished wood flooring. Prior to moving in Kathy worked extremely hard sanding and staining the entire first floor. The floors looked great… until we adopted Bettis. Continue reading “New Downstairs Floors”

Remodeling a Horribly Remodeled Bathroom – Update 2

The bathroom is almost finished; Kathy has done an amazing job. She just finished the shower doors. All that is remaining is some molding. Kathy is also planning on building some shelves, cabinets, etc. if we cannot find anything reasonable at Ikea.

The previous owner’s remodel was done so poorly, it literally depressed and angered me to even enter the room. Everything they did baffled me. How could they be so naive and think any of their decisions were good? How could they be satisfied with the subpar quality of their work? Now it’s history and finally, I can use the bathroom and not feel depressed or anger. Continue reading “Remodeling a Horribly Remodeled Bathroom – Update 2”

The Neverending Remodeling Project: My Office

It’s day 984 and I am still not finished with my office.  I started this project in August of 2014 and it’s haunted me ever since.  The paint has been removed, however, I’m not looking forward to sanding all the molding; it’s going to be so messy.  I might just leave it how it is and attempt to stain over it.  Next step is to place plywood over the decaying floor and install carpet or laminate.

I will be painting the walls white with some blue thrown in.  After that I get to make some shelves for my Superman toys, some stands for my vintage Apple products and maybe buy some frames to hang family photos… Continue reading “The Neverending Remodeling Project: My Office”

Kathy’s Kitchen Remodel

Kathy’s projects are HER projects; I only get involved in a few areas.  I will do all the heavy lifting that’s needed, I will happily demolish anything I deem interesting to destroy, I will make the largest fire possible in the burn barrel and gleefully burn whatever I can fit into said barrel… oh, and I will always take credit for all Kathy’s successfully completed projects.  That’s just my thing and trust me, she thinks it’s super adorable.  Joking!  Kathy and everyone are fully aware that I cannot successfully use tools without eventual failure and/or disfigurement of myself or others in my vicinity.

This surprise renovation happened one year ago tomorrow, April 13th.  After a “long” day of “work”, I waltz into the house to find the entrance way and kitchen floors torn apart and although I’ve come accustomed to events like these, it’s still a tad irritating.  Luckily, she knew how to divert my attention, she was super nice and put a lot of large pieces of wood and other burnable items next to my trusty burn barrel. Continue reading “Kathy’s Kitchen Remodel”