Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Aside from the day when the custom built-in and cabinets went in - this has been the most exciting, ok and the backsplash b/c it is AMAZING!!!  Are you ready....
Oh my I'm in love

happy happy squeal squeal

I might just kiss it

There's the backsplash.  I guess I was so excited I forgot to take a picture of the main area.  I will tomorrow.


These rooms are the least noticeable change, for now.  And found out yesterday the carpet for these 2 rooms won't be installed for another 2 weeks - we move Friday.
Boys bedroom

boys bathroom

the ceiling is gone.  don't have many pics here - it's been under plastic for so long

boys room

guest bedroom

making progress

Master Bed/Bath

Original state. 

TWO layers of wallpaper


GRANITE!!!  wall added.

Travertine.  Be still my heart.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


The rest of the rooms seem to change the slowest, but change is still happening.
Before work started.  den/dining, study in left corner 

Wall closed in study to kitchen.  This used to be the dining room


Study french doors installed

First coat of paint.  Jogging Path at Sherwin Williams

Study painted.  Ethereal Mood at Sherwin Williams

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Kitchen

ALOT has changed since I last posted.  I'll start with the kitchen, quite possibly the most dramatic changes in the whole house.  It is getting so close to completion that I have a hard time believing it's real! 
Wall coming down

Support wall going up

Support beam installed

Squeal with delight - our custom design

More cabinets going in

More squealing, hopping, and clapping

Sunday, March 25, 2012

How Fast Underdog Changes

I took pictures 2 times over the past 3 days.  Here's the first set.  Mainly concentrated in office, den/dining and kitchen.  That is where most of the work is happening right now. 
Under the paneling in the study was this beautiful fuzzy green wallpaper. 

And down comes the kitchen wall.

Up goes the temporary walls until the support beam is in place.  Notice the carpet is gone (all through the house) - so no more stale pee smell.

Down the hall. 

Master bedroom

Master bath getting ready for a face lift, ceiling lift - we will be adding a wall to close up the bathroom.

You can't really see, but under the 80s paper was fuzzy iridescent paper. 

And all the junk goes to the backyard.

The Udnerdog Tour part 2

And here is the bedroom wing of the house
This room is left off the hallway, it will be the boys room.  It's not quite as small as it looks.

And the little nook.

Bathroom.  More dropped ceilings.

This will be guest bedroom.  You have to look real hard past all the junk to see it's potential!

Entrance to the master.  You are going to be so jealous of the coordinating 80s theme.

Jealous yet?  Just wait.

Master bath.  What?  No wall?  More matchy matchy.  Wait 'til you see what's under that wallpaper!