Sunday, January 22, 2012

Home Improvement

Mike put so much of his heart and soul into this little cabin that we live in, but it seems like the list of projects is never ending. I decided that there were some things that my mom and I could try to work on while she is staying here. She has a lot of expertise in home improvement, and is really creative.

There have been a few changes made to the layout of our house, and with the addition of stairs up to our deck this summer came a new entryway to our house. Now this little nook is our entryway, and it has been sitting unfinished. I finally came up with a plan, and began gathering materials months ago, but the project quickly fell by the wayside when the holidays arrived. Last week though, my mom had a few days off and asked me what I wanted to do, and I said I wanted to complete the floor. If it had been up to me to gather the rest of the materials and prepare to do the project, it wouldn't have gotten finished, but my mom is a machine. In one (exhausting) day we poured and pieced the floor together. Joel showed up about halfway through, and I'm glad he did because We would have been working well into the night if he hadn't been there to help.

(Before, just the plywood sub floor)

 (Supplies gathered)
 (I still have some scrubbing to do. Can you read that? It says Everett!)
 (Hazel's little footprint, and a 2011 penny next to it)

I really love how it turned out. I get so bored with cookie cutter houses, and I really enjoy it when I see something unique like this in someones home. I am also happy that I am able to add some of my own touches to our home that mike has done such a great job of putting together. There is still a bit of work to be done. Plans for a bench, some cubbies up high, some hooks, and possible a mirror are in the works. Can't wait to walk in my house, sit down on a bench to take my shoes off, and hang up my coat right here!


Amanda said...

Let me know if you need a mirror, we have a gorgeous square entryway mirror with a darker frame that I have nowhere to hang... I'd love for it to go to a great home!

Hollywood said...

mmm. we need to play. Have you seen my kitchen table?

LOVE this!

kaelee said...

Mandy- I'll take a look. Holly-I DID see it! It's fantastic! for sure we can play, just come up with a plan.