With our house going on the market within the next couple of weeks, it's been getting down and dirty over at the Bales residence. We finally had the last ugly part of this house de-uglyfied last weekend. It's safe to say that our garage was a HOT mess. Literally. It had ugly blue walls, ugly… Continue reading Gross garage out, glam garage in!
In the last post, Trent had just completed pouring concrete in our ICF basement/foundation walls. Since then, lots more concrete happened. I mean LOTS. Like 6 of those swirling trucks full. I am glad to say that Trent handed this job over to Chacho, our concrete guy. From what I hear, he is THE man when… Continue reading Bye bye dirt, hello concrete!
Since the last post, Trent has spent every waking daylight hour that he is not at his day job, sawing away at Styrofoam (ICF) and building the foundation for our house. As he estimated, it took him about 4 weeks to complete the ICF walls which will serve as the walls for our garage/basement and… Continue reading ICF DONE!
As many of you know, we purchased a lot in our neighborhood to build a custom home on and are in preparation to put our current house on the market this coming April. Yikes! Writing this made me realize that's right around the corner. In an effort to avoid being homeless, our new house is finally underway!… Continue reading Creekside Custom has commenced!
Before you think it yourself, I'll start by saying that we are probably a little crazy. We are finally in a really good place with our ∗once∗ ugly house. It looks great and the to-do list is getting really small. Naturally, you would think that we would embrace the extra free time and smile at the… Continue reading For the love of a lot.
What is it about string lights that make spaces feel so awesome?! Seriously, hang some string lights above a shack and I will gladly pull up a chair and drink some wine under them. I have always been a fan of these magical strands, as are most people I know. They have a way of making… Continue reading Magical string lights
As crazy as this sounds, I was originally drawn to our house from the curb while house hunting in the neighborhood . Even though the house was REALLY ugly, the lot that it's on is pretty amazing. Our house sits on half an acre and the bulk of it is in the front yard. The large front yard combined with several… Continue reading Curb Appealed. The long journey of de-uglifying the outside of our house.
One of the many things that we didn't like about this house when we bought it was the dreadful master bathroom. Aside from it being REALLY ugly, you literally have to walk through it BEFORE you reach the bedroom. From an aesthetic standpoint, one of the issues with this type of layout is that the bathroom is the first impression of the bedroom. From… Continue reading Barn or bedroom?
Though I took a 10 month blog break, our house updates have been going nonstop! We have done so much to this place, but one of the biggest projects since my last post has been the remodel of our guest bathroom and master vanity area. Fortunately and unfortunately, the bathrooms were not that bad when we… Continue reading Bathroom Beautification
Our house has been pretty on the inside for quite some time now. The exterior has been a whole different story though. The previous owner's wife was apparently a big fan of blue, hence the blue carpet throughout the house when we bought it and the lovely blue trim and shutters on the outside of… Continue reading Exterior paint!