Furniture Shopping

sauder sideboard door open

We aren’t purchasing a ton of new furniture pieces for the new house but there have been a few we’ve bought. You can read about our new living room chairs here, bar stools here, and we recently purchased some new kitchen table chairs that will go around the farmhouse table Mike will build for the… more

Tilemania Continues

master wall and stone tile before grout

And it seems like it will never end. I’m not going to sugar coat it folks, tiling stinks. It’s not fun. But we are getting closer. We have over 650 square feet of tile in this house between floors and walls and it’s a lot more than we realized when we started this project. There… more

Move-In Checklist

move in checklist

It may seem crazy that we will be moving in in 5 weeks or less seeing as we don’t have floors, complete kitchen cabinets, any fixtures, toilets, faucets, etc. but it’s going to happen. Actually, it has to happen. Our lease is up at the end of September and we would prefer to not be… more

Tilemania

master bath floor tiled

That pretty well sums up where we are with the house. Tilemania. Mike was out of town this weekend so it was up to me to keep this project going. I went straight from work on Friday to the house and worked for a couple of hours until it was time to go home and… more

Weekly House Update: Week 20

house from distance with brick

So I skipped last week’s update. Things have been busy:) It’s hard to write a blog post when you are constantly doing the work you need to blog about. It’s all coming along though. The brick finally started this week and we love it.       It’s looking great! I love the variation in… more

Prepping for Tile

cutting laundry tile

Our last two “big” projects before we can move in are to tile and install wood floors. We need something pretty to walk on:) Sunday was our first shot at tiling and it went relatively well. Our goal was to get the half bath and laundry room done but didn’t quite reach our goal. It… more

Installing our Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

lower cabinets installed

It was another busy weekend at the Hyde household. Saturday morning Mike and I started installing the kitchen cabinets. We had assembled the boxes at home over the last couple months {just one a night or so-they only took about 10 minutes per cabinet} and were ready to bring them over and put in place.… more

Porch Ceiling Installation

porch ceiling up close

Before I move on to today’s exciting porch ceiling post, I have a favor. We have been nominated for best concrete project on Bob Vila for our DIY concrete counters at our old house and I would love love love for your votes! We could win $250 and move on to the next round of… more

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