Tuesday, June 14, 2011

House Project Updates


We've been in our new house for a little over a month now. I thought it'd be fun to look back at what we've gotten accomplished on it so far. Maybe as a little nudge to help us continue working on it, a little encouragement so to speak.

So here she goes, here's what we've gotten done on the house 1.25 months in:

*Painted the living room and master bedroom

*Washed windows inside and out

*Put up shelves in garage and made work bench (not shown):

*Cleaned out garage

*Caulked guest bathroom tub

*Hacked down shrubs in front yard

*In progress, framing both bathroom mirrors (this is our "before" picture, and yes, I'm standing in the tub to take the photo):

*Installed new gate lock in back yard (crazy 2 year old could run, slam his body against the gate door, and open it up despite it being locked!)

*Made mantel monogram "A" (thank you Erin Z for the idea, I think I stole it from you, but I can't remember!):

*Bought and installed new light fixture in kitchen

*Sanded and painted areas where pest control made holes in our wall (pest control is a must down here)

*Put up new ceiling fan in living room

Gosh, there seems like there is more, but I can't remember. Mad props go to Jon, who did the majority of the projects above. I'm a blessed woman.

P.S. Although Brennan was a bear last week due to teething, he's made up for it this week by potty training himself. Seriously. He walks into the bathroom, asks us to turn on the lights, and he sits himself down and goes. This kid is awesome.

9 comments:

Erin Zubert said...

Love the monogram, you thief;) JK. Looks great--look at you being all crafty!

Chaeli said...

Me= I can do the most basic crafty stuff but other than that I get frustrated, throw things, and give up. :)

Chaeli said...

And holy cow, you're a fast commenter! We still need to catch up more, yesterday was too fast!

Jennifer said...

That's awesome news about Brennan! Maybe he can come talk to Noah about how it's done. ; )

Katie said...

Dude, I love the monogram. Instructions? I might want to rip you off after your ripped Erin off. :)

P.S. Congrats with the potty training. That's HUGE!

Chaeli said...

Katie,
Simple, simple, simple. Bought a big "A" from JoAnn's (our Michael's and Hobby Lobby didn't have big enough letters for what I wanted).
Bought some moss and used my hot glue gun to glue it on.

Trisha said...

1. Great work on the house! I would love to see more pics

2. Love the "A". I may steal the idea some time, like maybe in 18 years when the kids let me have some time.haha!!

3. Brennan is making up for his first 6 months here on earth! Yay!!!

JOHN ONEILL said...

HEY CHAELI,
Y'ALL SHOULD LOOK INTO BUYING A PAINT SPRAYER THEY ARE AWESOME. I JUST PAINTED OUR EXTERIOR.

jayfersgirl said...

Potty training himself?! Amazing!
Would you be willing to lend him out to give lessons to other children who are mostly uninterested in the whole potty idea?:)