Friday, February 26, 2010

Projects, Projects and more Projects....

Since LeGrand was asked to be Bishop we will now be living in our home quite a bit longer than we had originally planned on. We have had fun fixing it up a bit and we're glad that we did....we've done lots of projects and still have lots more in mind!!! Lots of work, lots of messes but it's so worth it. Here's some of the projects we've done over the last year or so:
New Windows
Hooray for new windows.... We decided to get new windows and they seriously have been such a blessing!! They are so much nicer than our old ones, way better insulated and they are sound resistant too... it's amazing!!

With the new window purchase we decided to get a Sliding Glass door too... We love it too.

Before the sliding glass door.....
During....
After...

Painting the Master Bedroom

We painted our Master Bedroom and I love it!!!! Painting is such a fun project. The kids love helping paint too. Kids Bathroom
The upstairs bathrooms really needed a makeover...even though it was a lot of work, I'm soooo glad we did it and that it's done.
LeGrand was starting to rip up the floors...
The kids thought it was fun "helping"dad. As long as they stayed in the tub it was ok.

Yeah for the new floors!!!!

The final Product
Concrete
We decided to pour concrete on our little side yard. We were tired of pulling weeds and trying to keep it looking well kept....It ended up a bigger job than we thought. We tried to save ourselves some money and do it ourselves...but it was hours and hours of back breaking work and honestly I don't think it saved very much money at all. If we ever do concrete again, I think we'll just pay someone to do it for us.


Some of the work force. We had so many young men and friends in our ward come over and help. We had to dig down about 8 inches and level it all out... It took a few weeks of weekends to get it done.

Our good neighbor Chewy and his dad and brother came and helped LeGrand pour the concrete. With out their knowledge it would have been impossible to do.
It feels so good to be done with this project!!!!
Rain gutter in the back
Since our crawlspace flooded a few times last year, we have tried to fix some things to try to prevent that from ever happening again. We caulked the back patio, we put in a sub pump and did everything we could do to make the playroom more waterproof. I hope all of our Prevention will really prevent water from going down there again!!!

Master Bathroom
I was sooooo excited about our Master Bath redo...I've always loved the color RED but was to nervous to do it. LeGrand agreed that I could do our bathroom red....so that's what we did..
BeforeDuring....Ok, this picture almost gives me a heart attack.. I went and bought RED paint and this is what it looked like... I put 4 coats on the wall and it was still uneven...not to mention it was really really red. After using a whole gallon on our little bathroom and still not being done I went back to Home Depot and talked to a guy who gave me lots of pointers on painting red...(I wish someone told me them before I wasted a ton of time on the 1st gallon) I decided to change the color a bit and was much happier with the results!!!
Much Better!!!
Our New Floors!!!
The finished product!!!
I love reds and browns and I think it looks good. Now I just need to find something to hang up on the wall.....any ideas?!?!

10 comments:

berrygirl--Jaime said...

WOW! You've been busy. I'm so impressed at your "do it yourself"-ness. Everything looks so great! It's so fun to get the kids in on it as well. I'm wondering the time span of all those projects!

Em said...

wow. great job! how abt this fab blue watercolor painting? i think blue would complement the red & brown wonderfully.
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Megan said...

holy cow! those are some awesome projects. Way to go!

Bowen Family said...

Wow!!! EVERYTHING looks sooo good! I really admire you guys for all of your hard work - it's amazing!

Kip and Lindsay said...

You guys are amazing...WAY TO GO! I love projects...but all of those must have taken a while! :0)

Anonymous said...

You could always hang up a life sized picture of me in your bathroom.... i think its a good idea...
Whitney

Alice said...

Wow, you have been really busy. I love it all. I think the windows look awesome and I love the red bathroom.

Emily Rasmussen said...

cute cute cute! Now I am waiting for the post on the entertainment center...are you getting new lights first? ;O) Home improvements make me so happy!

Brooke Hill said...

Love it!!! So cute! :D

Melodie said...

Awesome projects!!! You have such great taste.