Category Archives: Renovation

It’s electric! Boogie, woogie, woogie!

During the floor sanding and finishing debacle, we brought in a couple electricians to upgrade our breaker box. It cost us a huge chunk of our funds, but it was worth it. We had breakers tripping left and right. We … Continue reading

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The Shining

We have finally stopped sanding, staining and sealing our floors. It took us WEEKS to get to this point, almost months, but here we are. It seemed like only yesterday… cue wavy flashback transition cut to the present The first … Continue reading

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Stones vs. Wood

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Finally. I’ve got a job to do other than being the helper. I don’t mind helping, but come on! I don’t want my brother and the hubs to do all the fun stuff. It’s not as satisfying when I’m just … Continue reading

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A Quick(sanded) Update

We’ve filled in a bunch of holes and cracks, and have pretty much got most of the floors ready for staining. We need to finish the edges and we’ll finally be ready for stain. A few weeks ago, this is … Continue reading

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Coming soon. Fancy floors.

These floors are going to be awesome when we’re done. My floor guy is a perfectionist. I think it runs in our family. You’re all going to be jealous. But it’s okay. All this work will be worth your envy. … Continue reading

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Spyder vs. Plumbing

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On Thursday, my brother and I went up to the house to do some plumbing work. It should be fairly easy. Replace faucets and some shut off valves. A few other minor things. We should be able to finish the … Continue reading

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Stones vs. Shower Door

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Monday night Dave asked me to go with him and my brother to the house because they were going to continue sanding the floors. I wasn’t sure why he would need me to go, asked him, and got the “I … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Faucet

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In my attempt to surprise Nicole by installing the kitchen faucets we¬†bought on Saturday I also managed to surprise myself! Now to be fair, the pipes didn’t appear to be leaking Sunday night, when we left the faucet installation on … Continue reading

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Sanding the Girls’ Room

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The girls’ room’s floor wasn’t as stained, so the wood looks much better. This is after a couple hours of sanding, and there are still areas that need more work.

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Sanding the Boy’s Room

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The floor damage in this room is pretty bad. These photos are taken after a couple hours of sanding.

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