Friday, November 28, 2014

We're Officially Moving In!!!

Long day coming, but finally here's the day!! July 29th, 2014 we closed on this house and received the keys. Here we are on November 28, 2014, moving into our new house!! It felt like forever, but for the amount of renovations we did, I guess the timing was about right.

We're excited but sad to leave our hometown where we grew up but we can't wait to make this new home ours!

The Lady

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lost track of the weeks.....

Been too busy lately to update!!

And I've definitely lost track of the weeks. Everything has been a whirlwind after the kitchen/bath renovations finally ended earlier this month. Since then, the Man and I have been pushing to get the house ready for move in. We were very fortunate to have family members help us through this process, we really couldn't of done it without their help. Just us, with 2 pairs of hands didn't cut it!! It has been an overwhelming journey, push push push, clean clean clean, rip rip, sweep sweep, wipe wipe. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

The Man's Project: Redoing EVERYTHING in our Master Bedroom

The Lady's Project: Taking out the carpet/nails/screws/staples in the Stairway (gross and such backbreaking hard work!!)

Having family members help us with the other rooms!

More pictures to come.....and here's my little baby, Little P (and Fat P in the back) !! He keeps me sane.

Tired but pumped,
The Lady

Friday, October 24, 2014

Week 12: Big strides, little bumps

Week 12, done!! Lots of big strides were made, but still are some nasty little bumps in the road.....

(We have a fridge!!! So gorgeous!! And a stove, and a sink, and cabinets.....)

(We have our washer/dryer hooked up!! Yay, our very own laundry machine!)

(Our Quartz counters are in! And the subway backsplash looks pretty good too!)

(Backsplash check. Sink check. Quartz counters check. Pendant lights check!)

(We FINALLY have a toilet!!)

(Wainscotting's in, though it was installed wrong & not primed....)

(O.M.G. GORGEOUS!!!! Wow, the cararra marble is beautiful!! Came out just perfect!! PERFECT!)

(Yes, something right for once! Gorgeous!)

(In other news, this is the Man's hardwork so far in our bedroom. He has replastered all the walls and ceiling.
Now he's sanding the trim and walls/ceilings getting it ready for paint!)

(In other news: I had to go to Bakersfield this week for a job site meeting. I stop by
to see my cute little niece. She's just adorable, she's almost 1!)

(Cutie pie!!)

This week was better,
Lady Out!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wrap up of Week 11: Cabinetry

With the way things started with the tiling, the Man and I were NOT looking forward to having the cabinetry crew come in next to tell us, probably, that our walls are crooked and they can't install it. We were expecting the worst.

Lo and behold, cabinetry started and ended this week without any issues! What's that you say?! No issues?! Can't be. Well one little issue. There was the whole nightmare of running around town like a chicken without a head looking for an apron sink with a taller front "apron." And the chicken without the head, yeah, that would be me, the Lady.

This was my screw up so I should take responsibility for it, but it sure did not come easy. We ordered a freaking apron sink from Home Depot online, which had the longest leadtime ever. Of course, me being all in a hurry, did not think twice and ordered the 6" bad. Last minute, Sunday night, we changed our minds and wanted to get the 9" apron sink with a taller front. It has a better design to it anyway. Problem is, where the heck do we get it?!

Scrambled around and around, called people left and right, and finally found that Ferguson's in Redondo Beach can not only order it, they can overnight it!! WTF?!? I will never order anything from HD online again!! So I ran over to Ferguson's, ordered the darn thing (which turned out to be even cheaper than HD!) and prayed that it would actually arrive the next morning. After being burned so many times with leadtimes, I would not be surprised if it wasn't there.

Tuesday morning, boom. Miracle, hallelujah!! It was there. Our beautiful Kohler K6487 9" apron sink, ready for me to pick up. Just like the sale person at Ferguson's promised. Finally, something that worked out!! Here are some pictures from the cabinetry install, which to me and the Man's relief, came out just the way we wanted!

(I am so sick of this yucky, disgusting green carpet!!)

(The knobs we went with, brushed stainless steel)

(Is it weird that I am excited about a trash pull-out?! Yay, hidden trashcans!)

(Oh you apron sink, you caused me so much grief)

(Laundry room's cabinetry)

(Love the cup pulls on the drawers!)

(Can't believe this is ours!)

(9" Apron sink, you look so lovely, you are perfect!)

Next up! Counter install and all finishing fixtures!!!

Can't wait to finish this rat race,
The Lady