Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Weekend warriors

Well, I'm pleased to report that we had an incredibly productive weekend!  After my last post about all of our to-dos, I wanted to share some before and afters!

New lights in both the hallways and the dining room -

New pots for the plants and a pretty new African violet -

New storm door that goes out onto the deck and the top window can open to a screen -

Freshly spackled and painted doors, windows, and trim on the back and front doors, finally getting rid of the ugly holes left behind from the previous owner - and repainted all of the trim in the kitchen and foyer -

Old bar removed and brackets put in place for new bar to be installed on Friday (NEW GRANITE!!!)

Don't look at the mess, this was during the week we kept Pearly so double the dog stuff!

Backsplash removed -

New sockets and light switches (plus super cool automatic timer for the outside light and dimmer switch for the fan - husband's very excited about these) - They made such a huge difference, now they're white on white and look so much cleaner and newer.

There's still a bit of work to be done before Friday (NEW GRANITE!!!) - tonight we finished removing the counter tops in the kitchen and tomorrow we'll install the new dishwasher

See the pretty new sockets! 
We did sneak in a little fun this weekend.  We went to one of our favorite places on Saturday, Mad Fox, before heading downtown.  We went to see the Nationals take on the Pirates, watched some fireworks at the park, and then met up with some friends to celebrate Jason's birthday! 

Jason, Mary, TSettles, Chicken, me and husband
Everything's really coming together.  The house is a disaster right now, and we have several more projects for the next few weekends before it's complete.  I can't wait to share our progress with you, and see it once it's all finished!


  1. Ahhh, we had FORMICA counter tops from the 50s we had to remove. I feel your pain!!

  2. Wow y'all were busy! It looks great though. Hope you and Matt had a great weekend and you got some relaxation between all of that.

    Have a great day!

  3. YAY! Can't wait to see the new ones!

  4. Busy weekend!! Just realized you probably live really close to me! Are you in FC or Arlington? We haven't been to Mad Fox but it's on my list.

  5. @Melissa at HOUSEography We are in FC, but spend time all over Northern VA and DC. Mad Fox is great - and would be ok with or without the kids!