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!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

about half way...

Got about half of the tiling done in the 1st floor bathroom.  I'm at the point where I have to cut a few challenging pieces...

I battled the orange dragon and...

I've got some new muscles today... ouch...

1st Floor Bathroom update...

Yesterday I cemented down the Ditra tile underlayment.  Boy did I get a good workout!  I felt like I battled the orange dragon... and won!

Today I begin laying tile!!!   Now to set up the tile saw and mix up the cement!

I spoke to the cabinet maker this morning and next week he'll install the bathroom vanity... which means... we'll have a working 1st floor bathroom for Christmas!!!  Yay!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Marvelous tile Monday...

I've been dreaming of this day since the summer!

Today I begin prepping the 1st floor bathroom for tile!  I actually enjoy doing the tile work!

On my TO DO list:
-clean floor
-lay Ditra
-determine tile layout
-begin laying tile

Wish me luck!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

House update 12/11/10

I'm long overdue for an update!!!

Family Room
We have a wonderful family room right off the kitchen which is banked with windows facing west!  And just hours before Thanksgiving dinner with 16 people... that room got a beautiful bamboo floor and sheetrock.

We ran three 6' tables north to south for our guest and used the kitchen island as a buffet table.  It was AWESOME to have so much room for our gathering!

However... the walls & ceiling still have to be finished!

I can't believe how much lighter it is in that room with the sheetrock up and a floor in!  I'm thinking about chocolate for the north wall....

1st Floor Bathroom
I applied the 2nd coat of beautiful earthy Willow Tree paint to the walls and ceiling today!  Now I'm ready to put down the Ditra then will move onto tiling!

I want this bathroom to be done for Christmas!!!

Matt's Bedroom
I'm almost done putting the first coat of mud on the walls & ceiling.  I want to finish Matt's room for Christmas too!

Master Suite
The master suite bathroom has been missing it's sheetrock... well... up till a few days ago. Rich and our teen son Matthew have been working away... it's NOT done yet but they're on a roll!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Busy... busy...

1st floor bathroom...
Yesterday I painted the bathroom.  It's ready for a second coat, but first have to buy the paint!

Older son's bedroom...
mud... mud... mud...  Almost done with the first coat.

Master bathroom...
is getting sheetrock installed today!  Yay!