Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cutting soapstone for the 1st floor bathroom sink...

And... she's back!

Quite a while ago, we installed the shower and toilet in the first floor bathroom... but NO SINK!

Well, recently we cut the soapstone vanity top and TODAY... we're cutting the hole for the sink!

A working 1st floor bathroom sink is in our near future!  YES!  Just in time for the upcoming holidays!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Painting the Office!!!

I've begun Painting the Office!  I can't tell you how awesome it is to put color on the walls!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Front Stairs built, Mud work in Front Closet, Texture in Office

Moving along!

Rich finished building the front hall stairs and putting sheetrock up in the closet that is under it.  Our friend finished the mud work in the closet and little entryway as well!

And got the texture done in the Office!  Even purchased some paint!


Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Front Stairs from the Foyer up to the 2nd floor... in process!











Painting 1st floor closets!



Our Mudding Angel...

We were stuck.  Well, at least I was feeling stuck.  Like I needed to climb a huge mountain... but just couldn't...  then I fell and broke my shoulder.

That's when a friend step in to help us with the mud work!  He has honestly been like an angel to us!

He did mud work professionally at one point in his varied career.  He works tremendously fast and does an excellent job!

I am so grateful for his kindness!!!

The good news is that the mud work is almost complete!  Only the Family Room and Foyer are left!


And now... I feel like we've climbed to almost the top of the mountain.  And... I can see the bottom!!!!

Sheetrock installed in Living Room on 12/24/11



My Christmas present was a living room with sheetrock installed!  We finished installing this at 4pm on Christmas Eve!

We placed furniture temporarily in the living room and that's where we all gathered to open gifts!  

Matthew's Room




Friday, November 25, 2011

Back Hall sheetrock

Put up some more sheetrock in the back hall!


Thinking of Staining Doors...

Here's a great resource for learning How To Stain:  http://www.minwax.com/expert-wood-tips/wood-finishing/

Pine paneled door... before...

Accidents happen...

On October 15th, I was busily applying tape to the sheetrock in the master bathroom when...

I took a step into a plumbing hole THAT I MOST CERTAINLY KNEW WAS THERE...

Oh my gosh.  My leg went thru the hole into the family room ceiling.

I ended up with a broken shoulder... a bone graft, a fracture, surgery, and physical therapy.

It's been over a month since my accident.

Please don't step in any plumbing holes...

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Matt's bedroom

We're in the midst of getting our first bedroom completed.  The mud work is done, the texture has been applied, and the room was painted Georgian Leather (Olympic One Paint).

This week we begin laying the hardwood flooring!

We will be using a wheat colored bamboo throughout the house except for the bathrooms and laundry room which will be tiled.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

1st floor bathroom... it has doors!

I'm getting ready to host a Shaklee Brunch on Tuesday... and I just really needed doors on that 1st floor bathroom!

So... that's what we did on Saturday!
this bathroom door opens up into my office

And this bathroom door opens up into the back hallway
We got that done... and then I really wanted to cut & install the soapstone for the vanity... but that'll have to wait till this week!