Renovating the 100 year old farm house my mom grew up in – making it a place for us to grow old in.

First of all Happy Mother’s day to all you moms out there! I’ll never be a mom myself (never had any desire to be lol) but that certainly doesn’t change how much I appreciate my own absolutely incredible mother. It is entirely due to her that we’re here renovating her child hood home with her blessing and I just hope, every day, that she loves how the house turns out as much as we do! She came over on Friday and we cleaned up the whole house! And then, this weekend, before making my mom a dinner of glorious king crab, Joe and I worked on the house. It was in the forties and raining but I was kinda glad because Joe worked inside on the ceilings with me instead of outside finishing the siding on the house 🙂 It’s nice to work together from time to time. I spent a couple of hours wiring up all the can lights in the kitchen! Let there be glorious, lovely light!

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I also buckled down and got the soffit done in the kitchen. Now, with the plumbing done and all the leaks fixed, it sure is fun to cover up all that pex and drain pipe. Too bad though that the soffit had to be there at all 🙁 I’m hoping that once we get the upper cabinets in, it won’t be as noticeable as it is now. Joe mentioned how much more the place feels like a home when we can turn the lights on and I really agree with him! No more extension cords or shop lights in the house anymore and that feels just incredible!

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Joe worked on the ceilings all weekend and now the office, the hall, Dakota’s bedroom, the living room, the master bedroom and the kitchen ceilings are all done and ready for trim! There are still a couple of pieces to put up in the dining room/entry way and the master bathroom but that’s it! As for sheet rock the only spots left to do are a couple of pieces in the master bathroom, one piece in the kitchen, two pieces in the living room and about half the closet in the entryway to finish. I’m hoping if I buckle down this week I can get all of the drywall hung and finished so we can take the extra drywall to the basement and I can just focus on taping and mudding! We’ll have to get trim pretty soon so we can start planning on painting. If you’re wondering our plan is to tape the floors and all of the windows/doors off and then just spray all of the walls, trim and ceilings with primer and then spray the trim and ceilings with one coat of white paint, then I plan on taping the ceiling/trim off and rolling the walls. I thought about it quite a bit and I think that’s the fastest way to get it all done. I’ve learned in the past that it’s just stupid to try and skip the primer and even stupider to not use a paint sprayer as often as we possibly can. From there we just need to do the floors and then base molding before we can move in 🙂 Did I mention we have hot and cold running water? Yeah… we’re pretty stoked about that!

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