Furniture Shopping

We aren’t purchasing a ton of new furniture pieces for the new house but there have been a few we’ve bought. You can read about our new living room chairs here, bar stools here, and we recently purchased some new kitchen table chairs that will go around the farmhouse table Mike will build for the… more ...more

Tilemania Continues

And it seems like it will never end. I’m not going to sugar coat it folks, tiling stinks. It’s not fun ....more

Move-In Checklist

It may seem crazy that we will be moving in in 5 weeks or less seeing as we don’t have floors, complete kitchen cabinets, any fixtures, toilets, faucets, etc. but it’s going to happen. Actually, it has to happen ....more

Tilemania

That pretty well sums up where we are with the house. Tilemania. Mike was out of town this weekend so it was up to me to keep this project going ....more

Weekly House Update: Week 20

So I skipped last week’s update. Things have been busy:) It’s hard to write a blog post when you are constantly doing the work you need to blog about. It’s all coming along though ....more

Prepping for Tile

Our last two “big” projects before we can move in are to tile and install wood floors. We need something pretty to walk on:) Sunday was our first shot at tiling and it went relatively well. Our goal was to get the half bath and laundry room done but didn’t quite reach our goal ....more

Installing our Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

It was another busy weekend at the Hyde household. Saturday morning Mike and I started installing the kitchen cabinets. We had assembled the boxes at home over the last couple months {just one a night or so-they only took about 10 minutes per cabinet} and were ready to bring them over and put in place.… more ...more

Porch Ceiling Installation

Before I move on to today’s exciting porch ceiling post, I have a favor. We have been nominated for best concrete project on Bob Vila for our DIY concrete counters at our old house and I would love love love for your votes! We could win $250 and move on to the next round of… more ...more

Spray Painting the Interior of our House

Folks, it worked. We were able to paint the interior of our house in one weekend. We could have got it done in a day but we had plans with friends Saturday evening and had to cut our work time a little short ....more

Weekly House Update-Week 18

Drywall will be complete today which means paint tomorrow! The crew has been hard at work taping, mudding, cleaning, and texturing the ceilings and it looks awesome. They will be sanding all the walls today and doing one last round of cleaning and then heading out ....more