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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

pete's project

so most of you know that we're in the process of moving into a new house. before we move in the house needed a little facelift and of course as with any remodel project what you think is minor quickly becomes not so minor. oh the joys of an older house. =) the basement is the major project. what started off as simply replacing old dated panelling with drywall soon became insulating (something not previously done) and completely re-wiring the entire basement. we figure it's not really safe to have outlets just mounted to old panelling and not in an electric box ... don't you wonder what people were thinking sometimes? this is in addition to repainting every room, redoing the hardwood floors upstairs, and replacing the trim so it all matches (yes, there were several rooms that simply beat to their own drummer in the trim department) needless to say he has been a busy boy and we are totally in debt to our families who have been helping us out with all of our projects. thank you, thank you, thank you!


here's jimmy beginning the demo work on the painted wood panelling. he always seems to be around to help with the demo stuff ... hmmmm. =) and here's one pretty wall that wasn't painted. and some parts were drywalled. i mean what fun is matching??



and up goes the drywall. hooray. pete also ripped out a closet down here to expand the kids' playroom and built an under the stairs playplace that the kids already love. it's been a project but it already looks so much better and is so much lighter. hooray for having a really handy husband and family and friends who are willing to help out! more pictures to come i'm sure. =)

3 comments:

The Maines Family Blog said...

can't wait to see it! i am sure you are turning it in to a beautiful home for your family!

gianna said...

what is it with you and buying new houses when you are going to have a baby? You guys rock and we love you and miss you!

pete & natalie said...

we're crazy that's what :) i honestly have no idea but it alwasy seems to work that way. oh well. life's an adventure right?