It’s been a little over a month since we bought the fixer upper! Everyone that comes in the shop asks how it’s coming so I thought I would post a quick update on the progress so far. Between working on the house, running the shop and planning for our upcoming market in October I have been doing my best not to let the stress get to me. I have only cried one time and Alicia (my store manager) got me through that pretty quickly so I think I’m doing pretty good!
The very first thing we did was hire a contractor to replace the rotting eaves on the house. Here is a refresher of what it looked like when we bought it.
And here is what the front looks like today. As you can see the new roof is going on and work on the dormers has started as well. That light gray on the side of the dormers is what the house color will be……eventually.
Around back the roof is on the main part and the eaves and gutters are allllll done!
Meanwhile, inside we had mini splits installed for heating and cooling. These are ductless units and are working wonderfully. I will appologize again publicly to Eddie Bryant’s wife who endured about 5 million chigger bites installing the outside unit to the mini splits. Sorry about that Eddie’s wife!!
The great room is going to be the main hangout for the family so we decided to work on it first. The floors have been sanded and hopefully will get stained soon! Unfortunately the stains did not come out after sanding and we have tried everything we can think of to get them out. Open to suggestions on that issue! The far windows were replaced. (They were broken) The walls have been painted a warm gray and the fireplace was painted with Fusion Mineral paint in Ash.
Here it was before…..
Aaaaand here is what it’s looking like today. Still a ways to go in this room but we are getting there!
We salvaged an old mantle from a house being torn down. I still need to paint and install that. Oh and that little table from the before picture? Now it looks like this!
It will be going back in that room when we are done.
We also brought in a yard crew to help with The chicks and tiggers (as the hubby likes to call them) otherwise know as Ticks and Chiggers! Unfortunately the yard crew keeps laying down on the job……..
Or sleeping on the job…..
And so, that’s where we are ladies and gentleman! If you missed how we got ourselves into this craziness you can read all about it here
And the tour of the inside is here.
The next few weeks we will be putting our focus totally on Green Living Market! We have some fabulous vendors coming, great food and DIY classes! If you missed the news about the market hop on over to our facebook event page and check it out! HERE
There is also a blog post detailing the DIY classes right before this post. Hope you will join us for the fun!
Love to all