Entries in Renovations (15)


Two Weeks' Notice

It's official - we're moving in two weeks! I am feeling all sorts of emotions right now and also battling the nastiest sinus infection ever. Pretty crappy timing, considering all the things that need to be done before the movers ring our doorbell next Friday morning. Ugh. I really hope I can get it together, because right now, I'm feeling a little like this.

On the bright side, renovations are really coming along and looking great! We're about one month in at this point, and I've been very pleased with the progress so far. After weeks of deliberation, I've finally picked out our paint colors, and some of them are already on the walls. I'll talk more about it in a later post, but here is the finalized palette:

The floor team is coming in today to sand and prep our floors to be stained this Friday. This is going to be a pretty major transformation... I'm crossing my fingers and toes that it turns out well. Stay tuned!


Hot Mess

Get a load of this wreckage!

My PM kept sending real-time photo updates of the gut progress yesterday, which made it incredibly difficult for me to concentrate at work. I had butterflies in my stomach all day!

Thankfully, the entire demo project went down smoothly and drama-free. I was anxious to behold the aftermath with my own eyes, so Chris and I swung by to take a peep. This is what we found:

Oh, and there is a Jacuzzi in our living room. That statement may seem perfectly acceptable in Vegas, but this a whole other story.


Happy D-Day!

I am feeling like a kid on Christmas morning right now, because today is the day we are going to demo our bathroom! We're gutting the entire thing and starting from scratch. I've had a love/hate relationship with this portion of our renovation - Love, because this is the most drastic and dramatic update we will be making in our apartment, and I've had so much fun designing and planning this room. Hate, because of all the paperwork, DOB permits, and red tape I've had to deal with in order to receive approval for this project. Now that the day is finally here, I am so very eager to see it all come together at last. But first, everything must come apart!

Here is a peek at the original bathroom:

And here is a peek inside my head: