Renovation Updates

We’ve been back in our house a couple of weeks now and finally unpacking and organizing everything we had in boxes to clear out for the renovation. Thankfully we haven’t purchased a lot for the twins yet because that room is still under construction.

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Charlie was sanding down the doors so they’d shut better (*sigh* old houses) so we were trying to contain the dust. 

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This is where the old closet used to be.

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Can you believe it used to look like this:

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The floors are still covered up in plastic but we replaced the old boards with new ones and sanded/stained to match the existing. It looks flawless, you’d never know! I’ll show you pictures once we get it cleaned up in there.

The walls are done (thanks to my amazing Aunt Tracy for painting!), but when we went to paint the ceiling, we realized that the paint is cracking and chipping more than we thought because of the humidity of the washer/dryer that used to be in that room. The previous owner put a textured treatment on the ceiling to mask it and it looks pretty bad, especially  now that its peeling (note to self: when only ONE of the rooms in the house has a popcorn ceiling, ask questions before buying). Our house was built in the 50s so we know there’s lead paint chipping off which isn’t going to work for our babies’ room. After talking with our contractor, the best option is to drywall over the existing ceiling, so that’s what we’ll have to do. Guess those cribs will have to wait a little longer to be set up.

The office is done (pictures coming once I get organized!), as is the new laundry closet, and we have been using the new room to its full advantage. We also have storage above the closet for luggage, clothes, and baby gear that we don’t need to get to often but don’t want in the attic.

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There’s a nice shelf in there to keep us organized, but not camera worthy. Who hasn’t seen the inside of a laundry closet?

Here is what the room looked like before: 

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There is still a little work that needs to be done outside of the house. We are having new siding put up, so that needs to be finished as well as new gutters and shutters.

I just realized this week that we have 17 weeks left (maybe less) before the girls are here. There’s a possibility with twins that I’ll end up on bedrest so we’ve been tackling our to-do list in full speed lately, just in case. There’s not a whole lot I can physically do as far as construction goes, but I do want to be able to decorate and organize once everything is done.


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