Monday, July 27, 2015

Year of the House Update

We're more than half way through 2015.  Our 10 year house anniversary is coming up in 3 months, so I thought I'd see what we've finished so far.  In January, our list seemed pretty big, but little by little, we're getting there!

We've finished:
The gutters were cleaned and the house was power washed.
The three dead and dying trees were taken out.
We planted three new trees - Vanderwolf Blue Pine.  They started about 5 feet tall, and are already about 6 feet tall.
Landscape rock was added to two beds.
We put 7 cubic yards of mulch in the backyard.
Dead branches have been trimmed.
We bought a new sofa and chair for the living room, and a new rug for upstairs.
Our most recent improvement was having the shutters painted - still blue, but fresh and clean and not faded - and painting the front door.
 After the shutters were taken off
 Fresh clean shutters put back up
 Freshly painted front door - Eddie Bauer Mercer Blue

In 2015, we'd still like to:
Have the floors refinished.  We've had an estimate, and just need to figure out where to relocate ourselves and two animals for the 5 days that we'd have to be out of the house
Replace the counter, sink, and faucet in the half bath downstairs.

Next year, we'd like to:
Replace the floors, sinks, counters, and faucets in both upstairs baths.
Convert the claw foot tub to a shower


Anonymous said...

Way ahead of us on finished projects!
Congratulations on ten years of fun!

Kim Orcutt said...

Love your finished projects. The house loos so nice with the shutters!