Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We enjoyed a great Christmas with Aaron’s parents and a very low-key New Year’s Day.
Speaking of Aaron’s parents- we always love when they visit from Iowa. This time was no exception. We were definitely down to the wire on creating a liveable space for them to stay, but it came together in the last second.
While they were here, Aaron and his dad installed the drywall in the “mudroom”.
We hadn’t planned on putting our guests to work, but our drywall guy came out to look at the job, said he’d come out the next day, but then never showed up and stopped returning my calls. Lovely.
As you may recall, the last time you saw the “mudroom”, it looked liked this:
Here’s what it looks like now:
Jeff built the amazing barn door for the bathroom out of reclaimed wood from our house and wood from the neighbors’ house. We’re so pleased at how it turned out!
Cork floors were laid near the back door (where there weren’t original hardwoods) and we’ll restore the original wood when we finish out the floors in the rest of the house.
And… doesn’t the sheetrock make it a totally different room? The guys’ sweat equity really paid off!
I want a really funky chandelier, but I have yet to find what I’m looking for so we’ll remain in the dark (literally) for now!
We’re at that point where a ton of work seems to show little payoff (i.e. I just put in an 8 hour day on trim painting and it looks… well… whiter?!), but we can’t wait to show you what else has been brewing/cooking/steaming in the rest of the house! *cough…kitchen…cough*
Have a great weekend and stay warm out there!