Saturday, February 7, 2009

Additional Images

I was able to upload some additional images of our sun room. I understand that this might be old news but we are still very excited and thought people might like to see some more images. Our TV (which will get hung on the wall and the stand sold in case anyone was wondering why such an eyesore is in the room, also something will go back under the TV and be a lot nicer looking) is in these photos and better images of the glass block that we re-grouted. Enjoy. 

There are 5 can lights in the room which we thought were awful looking.  We went out an priced new ones but decided to save a little money and hang onto them for the time being. In the process of painting the ceiling i got paint on them. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately I didn't wipe the paint off right away (I did not realize i had done this). Well one can not leave paint where paint is not wanted so I proceeded to clean it off. A little steel wool, razor blade and some elbow grease and we have shiny new looking lights. We really like them now and have decided to keep them (saves us a lot of money). So here they are all sparkly.

A little bit of blue tape still on the walls this was taken before final completion. I think it shows  the grout work we did really well.

Monday, February 2, 2009

THE END... well kinda

Saturday the 31st of January had to be one of our busiest days since starting our latest project. We worked a solid 13 hours without stopping (except for lunch) just to be able to share some photos to our fanatical readers... yes this means you can stop calling asking if we are done and if we can send you pictures. Actually, we really didn't do it for that reason we did it because we received our new sectional that we were anxious to sit on and see if it worked well in the room.

Me: Hello
C&B: Yes Mr. Cochran we will be delivering your new couch on Saturday between 8-11 in the morning will someone be there.
Me: Yes that will work.

The Delivery: 7AM
Randi: What is that noise are they here?
Me: No, it is only 7am and we still have painting to do.
Randi: Are you sure about that I think a big truck is out front.
Me: *looks up from bed* Uh... yeah they are here
Driver: Sorry we are here so early there was no traffic.
Me to myself: Dude it is 7am on sat morning... it could be anytime on saturday and there would be no traffic...
Me to driver: YAWN!! come on in

And here is the result of a month of waiting... too much money and not enough time... I present to you two lovely pieces of furniture that we won't sit on for 13 more hours (we at least unwrapped them 12 hours later)!!
Saturday.. all day: we had a lot of work a head of us before we wanted to open our new furniture. We are grateful that the floors are done and we didn't have to worry about them on delivery day but we still had trim to paint and install. With a lovely early wake up call we got right to work. We painted like crazy and I cut and installed the remaining baseboards. By the way for those that read the last post about Randi not really helping a whole lot when it comes to projects... well we should give her a big round of applause because she did pretty much all the trim painting, the first coat of green, and what she calls construction management.. I prefer the term yelling at me to do what she wants. She was a really big help and without her this project would look like our laundry room (more on that later) thanks Randi. So without any more intro i introduce our new sunroom... we are still in awe over how awesome it looks and feels. Enjoy and please feel free to comment we enjoy them.

Oh yeah she vacuums really well too.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Reminder, Some Fun, Renting BIG Tools

To remind people of where our current project started i dug up some photos from the first day in our home. We did a pretty serious deep clean and as you can see not a lot of improvement. 

In the sunroom was some glass block that fills in a corner. They were nasty and dingy, someone tried to paint the mortar and well we didn't like the glass block very much. We thought of replacing them but when we priced out new glass block we were shocked to learn they are about $10 a piece and only go up from there. We talked about replacing them with something else or taking it out all together but figured that it would kill some of the character of the home so we left them. This last week after doing some work we decided we were tired of ugly glass block and we bought some grout and well they look great... almost new! Check it out.

In the midst of all our craziness i was able to get out and go snowboarding for the first time this season. It was a blast and it made me want to do it more... which i will. 

After the fun was over I had to get back to work. We repainted the ceiling and on wednesday rented this bad boy. We almost paid someone to professionally sand our floors but decided i was just as capable as someone who has way more experience and actually knows what he his doing. We probably saved a ton of money and i got to use a BIG tool... go me! I would recommend renting, this thing was easy to operate and i didn't mess up the floors. 
Check back soon as the final results will be posted on Monday.