It’s been quite a while since I updated and a lot of progress has been made! I’m going to just have to go by pictures in order!
Bella’s room got primed and the ceiling painted!
While Bella’s room got primed (thanks Brad) Ryan started working on the trim in the bathroom!
Door trimmed out!
Window trim done
Chair rail completed
Next up we handed the bathroom over to brad and he got the priming and painting done on all the trim.
First coat of paint!
I painted the first coat on Bella’s room – she’s going to have chair rail and white trim paint on the lower half of the walls (same as Alex’s too).
First coat done here
Ryan got the window in Bella’s room trimmed out!
Blurry pic but window is trimmed
Ryan finished sheetrocking Bella’s closet and I got it spackled.
Bella’s closet catching up
Ryan installed the door to Bella’s room.
Ryan used the ceiling paint to paint the closet – looks good
We worked hard to get Alex’s room caught up – spackling (me/brad), sanding (ryan), more spackling (me) and more sanding (me) then Ryan and Brad got it primed!
Alex’s room primed
Brad did the second coat of paint on Bella’s room and the bathroom trim. Then on Friday during nap I prepped the floors for the new flooring.
Ready for flooring
Friday afternoon my dad came over and when Ryan got home from work the two of them worked on Bella’s floor. Ryan stayed late and made great progress Friday night…
Cherry floors in varying widths
Saturday morning Ryan finished Bella’s room.
At naptime Saturday we did the prep work in Alex’s room and he spent the evening and night laying floor in Alex’s room. We were up until 10:30 laying floor while the girls slept downstairs. Then we spent our first night at the new house as a family!!!
Moved the flooring to Bella’s room
Prepped Alex’s room
Saturday night progress!
On Sunday Ryan got an early start and spent the whole day working on Alex’s room. By dinner he had finished it up!
Alex’s room done
The best part is we have just enough wood leftover to do the landing outside the bedrooms! Ryan spent last night taking up the sub floor in the hallway (we need the floor level to match the top of the stairs so we have to have only 1 layer of subfloor instead of 2 in the hallway. The bedrooms will be about 1/2″ step up from the hallway to make it all work.
Hallway ready for flooring
While Ryan worked on the hallway Brad got the first coat of grey paint in Alex’s room. Her dormer will be pink but the main part will be grey (her choice).
First coat of paint
And we’re caught up. It’s been a busy few weeks for sure. Usually one of us stays late at the house after dinner and the other takes the girls home to bed. We don’t alternate, it depends more on what the task is that needs to get done and who is going to do it. We’re getting very close to moving in now and here’s the rough plan we have…
- Lay the floor in the hallway
- Finish the bathroom (install toilet and vanity and mirror)
- Install the doors (Alex’s door, Bella’s closet, door jams for Alex’s closets)
- Install window trim in Alex’s room
- Install door trim in both rooms
- Install baseboards in both rooms
- Install chair rail in both rooms
- Install bead board on dormer ceiling and trim out archway
- Sand, prime, paint ALL trim in both rooms
The goal is to have that list above done by the end of next week then next …
- Sand and poly the floors (3 coats)
- Shoe molding installation in both rooms
- Install finish electrical and hardware
The hardest part will be giving the floors some time to cure before moving in – once the floors are done we only have finish electrical and hardware and that won’t take long at all but we shouldn’t move in totally until the floors get some more time. We’ll see how long we can wait 🙂 Our goal of before labor day is looking realistic for sure and if the above plan is real we can move in mid-august (1 month)!?? Getting exciting now!