Wow – it’s hard to believe another month has passed since our first house update! We’ve been working so hard – and are starting to feel the pressure of being halfway done with renovations before we move in April!
Lots has been going on this month – have you been following on Instagram? I’m using #FixingUp1902 to document all of our adventures with this house – sometimes they’re pretty, sometimes not so much!
Let’s start with the pretty, shall we? Let’s talk about these moldings:
We’re working hard on scraping, sanding, priming and painting (2 coats) on e.v.e.r.y. surface. Holy moly. We’ve only done this in one room so far – there is SO much trim in the house, and I’m kind of dreading all of the other trim that’s still left!
We also repeated this process on the built-in bookshelves. In the picture above, they have been sanded, primed, and have one coat of paint. I will be painting the back of the bookshelves a different color – can’t wait to show them off!
And hello – did you notice those FLOORS?! We ripped up the carpet (knowing there were wood floors underneath) but we had no idea that we would find this amazingness in such great condition underneath:
I swear there were angels singing when I saw them – I was giddy for the rest of the day!!
We ripped out the carpets on the first floor, but haven’t touched the stairs or hallway upstairs yet:
One more shot of the floors:
OK – enough with the pretty pictures. Now for the ugliness that is our kitchen:
Oh boy. The demolition has started, and we’re definitely in the “it’s got to look worse before it looks better” stage. I have such big plans for this kitchen – and right now it seems like it may never get done!!
Look at poor Isaac – wondering “Is this really going to be my house??” Poor kid!
Oh, and then there’s the downstairs bathroom:
Yeah. I don’t even know what to say either! It’s basically a pit of despair. Yikes!
The breezeway is looking a little better after my mom & I ripped down all of the ugly & warped paneling off of the walls. It’s not a nice space (and COLD – it’s not heated):
We also got new garage doors – hooray! The old ones were all rotted out on the bottom – we’re glad to have some nice new garage doors:
And my brother has been working on stripping the wallpaper off of the ceiling in our master bedroom – can you believe this disgusting blood red paint underneath?? What the heck!?
Not exciting, but necessary: our electric system is about halfway done now…we’re having the electrician rip out all of the knob & tube wiring and getting all of the electric updated.
My parents & I took a day trip out to Lancaster to figure out our cabinets – we’re having a true Amish man make them, and I couldn’t be more excited! I think I’ll have to do a post about them separately – I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
In the meantime – I’m now 24 weeks pregnant and starting to get more tired every week. Ugh! Hoping I can hang on – can’t wait to share the next update with you!