It's been a while since I've shown ya some progress shots on the renovation. Actually, let me update you as to where we're at currently. The master bedroom is D-O-N-E...done, baby! Well I should say, Mitch's part is done. The only thing left to do is decorate (i.e. hang art, put finishing touches, etc) and that's my part. Our DIY driftwood mirror needs to be hung (we're debating if it should go over the bed or on another big empty wall to the left of our bed. We'd actually have to cut it down a little if it goes over the bed). And remember that antique mantel I got forever ago? Well I just bought a mirror that needs to be cut to size and put inside it and that needs to be hung. So it's a bunch of little things that I just need to get crackin' on. I promise it'll be done soon. And we'll have a big reveal for ya:)
Let me show you the current state of our mudroom. I'm so excited about the progress being made here. Mitch installed the flooring this weekend and the mudroom very close to being done!
I just love how the floor turned out. I was really skeptical about this type of flooring (they're vinyl planks from Lumber Liquidators). I wasn't sure about the color and finish, but I couldn't be happier with it. It's a great choice if you have limited options (we had to install right on top of concrete) and a tight budget. (And if you have kids!) And it couldn't be easier. All you need is a pair of scissors, a scraper, and a rolling pin. The vinyl is easily cut with scissors, the scraper is to remove any particles from off the original floor and you use a rolling pin to adhere the plank to the floor. Mitch will demonstrate for ya;)
Cut to size...
(sorry, I missed the last step of Mitch rolling the plank with the rolling pin to make sure it was on there for good.)
So mudroom is ALMOST crossed off the list!
On to the master bathroom--we had a little setback in there (we were making such great strides!) when I broke the granite top of our vanity. Dang it.
Yeah, we had a streak of bad luck there for a little bit. So we have to figure out what we're doing to fix that. Any suggestions? Remember, we're avid DIYers (and cheapskates) so we probably won't pay to have someone fix it. Break out the Elmers!
The kitchen--Mitch and my brother ripped out two layers of flooring to reveal this amazing original flooring (yeah 1980s!!)
Sweet, isn't it? Okay, not so much. But hey this is progress! We're continuing with the vinyl planks throughout the kitchen (actually the entire renovated space will have the planks, as well as our living room) so they'll go right on top of this flooring. Here's what's going on. This is the transition space in between the kitchen and dining room that we have to somehow work around.
This is the problem. Do you see the height difference? We have to somehow make the two floors as close as possible to avoid a tripping hazard.
Let's back it up so you know what I'm talking about. (this is where we removed the wall to our garage)
Do you see a pattern here? We knock out a bunch of work then hit a roadblock. Then we just jump to the next project on the list without finishing the current one. Ryder and Bryce's room is also on the get-'er-done list as well as Finn's nursery. (So there's not one room in our house that's completely finished!) I know it'll get done. I have faith in our skills. Mitch has done such an awesome job pretty much teaching himself how to do all these projects. I couldn't be more proud. So we'll keep pluggin' away over here! Hopefully you'll stick around till the end of this forever-long renovation.
What project(s) are you working on at your house? Is something taking longer than what you expected?
To view our COMPLETED mudroom, go here.