Finish Work Galore.

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Our move into Bunker is quickly approaching. By quickly, I mean literally 5 days. Check out the picture above which shows what Bunker looked like last Saturday. The left wall is where the closets and couch will be. The right wall is the kitchen. To your far right, you can see the stairs (to the lofted bedroom) and the entrance to the bathroom. I am standing at the far corner, which is part of our closet. Got it?

This past week has been packed with busy evenings doing the fun finish work!!!

1. We finished the refrigerator! Turns out that Derek's idea to paint it a color was a good one. I love the color it brings to our little cement block home. We chose the color Loreta Lake from Ace's paint collection. From start to finish, it only took a couple hours!

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2. We had a painting party. With the drywall done, our goal was to finish the painting ASAP so we could get to building our kitchen. We were surprised at how quickly we were able to finish up priming the surfaces. By the end of the afternoon on Saturday, we had most of the place painted.

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3. We finished up the floors! After much indecision on my part, I opted to just seal the floors. I am going for the "trying to look like we aren't trying" look. I goofed up and didnt put anything to protect the floors during drywalling. This resulted in me scrubbing down the floor with some chemicals before sealing it. I was literally thinking about how awful Cinderella must have felt cleaning her step-mothers floors. O the things renovations do to the brain.


The sludge that I used to clean the floor. Although I would like to say it was a miracle cleaner, I dont think it really was. I think my little steal wool was the real life saver in the situation


This was taken after part of it was finished and dried. I has potential...nothing a few big rugs in the space won't fix

4. We added some fun fixtures!

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The Longshot Layout *A boring but necessary post

Image This post it to merely introduce you to the *hopeful* future layout of Longshot. Thankfully, this is very similar to the current layout, but we will be knocking down a couple walls, adding 2 bathrooms and wiggling things around a bit.

Lets get started:

The MAIN ROOM: As you can see, the entrance of the home will actually be the door opposite of the kitchen. We will be tearing out a bathroom that currently sits parallel to the kitchen. This will open up the room a bit more and give us space for a dining room table. We will be adding a bar which will also be the home of our oven/ stove top. The fireplace will be the focus of the room with couches surrounding it.

The Master Bedroom: To the left you will see the layout of our master bedroom. Currently, this is actually 2 rooms. We will tear down the wall that connects them and simply make a "half wall". This "half wall" will serve as the headboard for the bed and then also the wall for the sink and toilet. Since this room is at the back of the house, we hope to put a large window which will give a great view of the woods/ water. Our closet will be between and  around the back of the shower.

The Office/ Guest room: The office and guest room are the two rooms to the right of the floor plan. These are currently 2 rooms but only have one door (I know. Odd). We will be adding an entrance door to each room (one on each side of the fireplace). We will also be adding a small Jack & Jill style bathroom which will connect to both rooms. The green portion in the right room shows the placement of built in bunk beds. We hope to have a Murphy bed placed in the office of the other room.

Technically, the Longshot will be 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. The total square foot (around 1200) allows us to get a little creative with the layout and also really make it unique.

What do you love about your house and suggest we consider?? Remember, this is all new to us!

The weekend of firsts

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This weekend was a busy one. Our first time being able to actually do a little a little necessary damage to the house, and it was awesome! First on the list was to have the foundation inspected...CHECK. And yes. I know you usually get that looked at BEFORE buying the home...but we felt like living on the dangerous side. Next up was the fireplace. We are getting ready to have someone come inspect the roof/ceiling and see what it is going to take to vault all the ceilings in the house. The fireplace seems to be decent and we found the brick to be covered in plaster. I believe at this point we are leaning towards keeping the plaster up and just covering it with stone. Derek did some damage to the ceiling above the fireplace. We can now get an idea of what a vaulted ceiling will look like!

I also managed to lift a crow bar AND hammer above my head...while hammering...without dropping it on myself...Are you proud?

Story #1: After running to the house on Sunday before heading to church, we finally found our mailbox. Since we were in a hurry, I just grabbed the massive pile of mail and jumped back into the car. As I was digging for our electric bill, a little spider came crawling out...then ALL OF HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS. Yes. A little spider nest in the mail. I was squealing. Swatting. Derek was dying laughing. He pulled over so I could jump out of the car...and then jump up and down. YUCK. I swear I still feel baby spiders all over me.

Stay tuned for our layout idea....and hopefully no more spider stories.

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