If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you know we’re in the middle of a major renovation. The ongoing project to which I’m referring: our garage turned master suite, mudroom/laundry, and dining space. When it’s all completed, we will have doubled our living space–so it’s a pretty big project. We started this reno a year and a half ago and we’re still goin’ strong and hoping to finish come springtime. We’ve made some major progress, although there are days when we feel like we’ve gotten nowhere. Winter time in general is hard to feel motivated to work. Since the space is out in the “garage,” there’s no heat (yet) and little electricity. (we have one outlet for our washer and dryer) And with limited daylight after Mitch gets home from work, not a lot is getting done right now. We’re doing most of the work ourselves with help from friends. (And by “ourselves” I pretty much mean Mitch.) So anyway, I thought I’d give you an overview of what’s going on so you have an idea of what everything looks like currently and hopefully get a vision of what it should look like someday. So I thought the title of this post was appropriate since you’ll be seeing a little bit of everything. Hope I don’t scare ya off.
Here’s the other side. There will be hooks of sorts on the planked wall (which I totally LOVE) for jackets and bags and whatnot.
Here’s one of my former students (I taught high school English and History for several years) who helped paint the annoying top of the walls for us. I didn’t trust Mitch or myself with a steady enough hand, so I gave Mike $20 and in return he did a great job. Sometimes it’s just easier paying someone to do the dirty work;) The wall color is BM Revere Pewter and the ceiling is BM Titanium.
So if those pics were verging on bad/ugly, the following are straight up UGLY. Just keepin’ it real with you guys. That’s the annoying part about living in a reno–you have nowhere to keep all your crap so it just gets thrown in random places.
And yes, that’s a pot of soup on the washer. Since it’s cold out there, this space also acts as a secondary refrigerator–how ’bout that! On the other side of the wall on the right is our kitchen (which got a makeover a year ago). That wall will be removed for an open kitchen/dining area. Looking forward to that day!
Oh wait, you’ve seen nothin’ yet. I’ve saved the best for last. This is what the outside of our house has looked like for a year and a half. Sigh.