Sunday, July 26, 2009

Work Weekends 1 & 2

What a busy two weeks we have had! Cole was out out of town in NY for work, I was here with a trade show down at the Salt Palace and somehow, with a massive amount of help from my fam, we still managed to accomplish so much on the house!

Weekend #1 consisted of a lot of demo. My dad and brother pulled out all the ugly old 2-inch tall baseboards and moldings around the doors and the five humanly-removable layers of kitchen floor. Mom and I stayed busy cleaning everything in view, patching and sanding walls, removing porcelain tile window sills, and prepping and painting ceilings. There we are in action....


During the week, my amazing mother painted pretty much the entire house. Thank heavens for the borrowed paint sprayer! Plus, the contractor came and demoed the entire kitchen, so at this point, we really have to do this thing.

During the last two days, we pulled up all the carpet and got to sanding the wood floors beneath. I have to be honest, we were pretty scared about the condition of the floors (see nasty oil stain below) and the fact that none of us had ever refinished floors before. Regardless, hours of sanding, bleaching, vacuuming and repairing later, we are so excited to get some stain on the floors this next week. Stay tuned!

11 comments:

TUPOU FAMILY said...

IT looks good! BY the way you looked awesome on TV the other night!

Jar & Ash said...

WAHOO!! It is looking amazing and you guys are busy busy busy!!! Those floors are gonna rock! Can't wait to see you guys!

Katie said...

Wow! I am impressed. That is a lot to get done with all that you had on your plate. Mama and Papa Bukey are cute as ever in their masks!

Chris and Molly Wambeke said...

Wow! What a lot of work! But it is looking GREAT and it will be so nice when you are all finished!

Jarad said...

Shut up, those floors are AMAZING!!!!

alicesworld said...

WOAH I'm so excited for you guys. Those floors are going to look awesome. I wish we had hardwood under our carpet - I peak occasionally t make sure it's still crapboard under there. It still is. I want to come see it when you get it done!

Chris, T and Kate said...

We feel your pain! How did you get your felt paper off the kitchen floor? Ours is nasty and totally stuck to the wood floor. Great repairs though! You guys are totally hauling--good work!! I think we are currently living the SAME life! (You guys are just faster than us...)

Brett and Linnae said...

it looks like things are really coming along for you guys!! How fun to have a house!! I wish we did!! Can't wait to come and see it sometime!

Nicole and Scott said...

Its going to be amazing when you are done!

Becca said...

oh maura.......i am getting a little stressed out looking at your photos and remembering the home-renovation process! i'm here for moral support if you need it, girlfriend :). looks awesome--good luck (and hang in there)!!!

Kimberlinah! said...

Oh man! This all reminds me of when I helped my sister remodel her house - we did all this plus even more. It looks like you are making great progress! It's great that your family is there to help. Congrats on your house. I want to see it when it's finished!