Closets, Chairs and Demo

This post is going to be all over the place, so get ready.

I may suck at keeping this blog up to date, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t moving right along over here. Today’s post is to get everyone up to date on where we are, and what’s next!

  1. New Living Room Chairs:

So, Ikea has totally stepped up their game lately and our new chairs are a great example of that. I have been hunting for chairs for this room for a while now, and just needed to get it done. Believe it or not, I have never ordered a piece of furniture online. I have a really hard time committing to comfy things without actually trying them out. So I headed to Ikea to see what they had in stock.

Here are the chairs we chose:


What really sold me on these, were that the covers can be washed and changed if needed. Also, you get to pick the leg color.

Here are ours in the living room:


Love them! And so does Chase:


2. Painted Closet Doors:

Completely changing gears, I finally got around to painting the closet doors. I was really on the fence about whether to replace them or paint them. I was really hating the glass inserts since they looked so dated, but they were solid wood doors and the new doors wouldn’t have been. So quality of door won, and I gave the doors 3 coats of white paint.

Here are the before and afters:



So much better, and I actually hate the glass insert way less than I did before!

3. Closet Demo:

When we renovated the office, we didn’t touch the interior of the closet. This past weekend, I was feeling really motivated and decided that some demo was in order. Here is what the closet looked like when we started:


I removed all of the plaster and slats from the walls, and demo’d down to the studs.


Next up is finishing framing and dry-walling this space. Once that’s done all that’s left is paint (walls and door) and adding a shelf and rod. Then this room is done!!

4. Stairway Work:

Last project that is in the works right now is the stairway. Here is what it looked like when we bought the house:


A few weeks back, Collin removed all of the paneling, and we were left with this:


It has to get worse before it gets better, right?

I keep trucking along on painting those spindles. That is the never ending project, but it’s close to being done.

This past Sunday, Collin started the Drywall work:


And here is where we are as of today:


Looking better, but we have a long way to go. I am going to have to write a whole post about this at some point, but I figured we would get you up to speed for now.

Whew, that was a long post. But you are all caught up now! The next few weeks and weekends are going to be jam packed, so stay tuned!



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