→ guess what this means? it’s tiimmmmeeeee! we’re finally sanding the front-end of the house, which means next we paint, and then officially unpack the rest of our stuff. he also got more trim finished around the door frames and baseboards in the bedroom, but… i didn’t get pictures fast enough before everything got a sheet of a plastic over it, so later, trim pictures. you would.not.believe. the amount of dust sanding creates, it looks like white sands national monument when he’s done for the day. and best of all.. i’m heading to the airport this morning to pick up one of my best friends for a weekend of fun and thrifting!
are you excited? haha.. probably not, but here’s a little update of our weekend (; he hung the bedroom doors (as my mom pointed out… no need to say master bedroom doors when you only have ONE bedroom) both were hung but this photo with the mister over smiling won out on pictures to share, and our fancy wall hung toilets come with dual buttons (you know… for number one and two) but we kept saying the buttons aren’t fitting, explaining, explaining, ad nauseum and finally! they figured out that they gave us the wrong buttons, we just received the correct ones and now we have flush buttons (told ya it was exciting). it may be tiny but we’re making progress, and have we said thank you for following along lately? because we’re so happy for all of you who do!
→ privacy in the bathroom!! yay us! the first interior door is officially hung.. it’s tall, all of our inside doors are 96″ to give us the feel of a bigger space in our tiny home. we got an amazing deal, door companies both local and online were pricing this style of molded door at $300 and up and while we only need 6 doors that’s still a lot of moolah. after lots of persistent craigslist browsing we got lucky and found both bathroom doors and the double set of bedroom doors for only $75 a piece. (now we’re on the hunt for the final two for the closet)
the breakdown of above photos: trimmed the excess drywall, cut and installed wood framing, used shims to level out the frame, a tiny trim was needed on the actual door (diy tip: use blue painters tape to prevent splintering or saw marks on your door), routed the door for hinges (second diy tip: a routing tool/template makes hinge cuts extremely easy..we got ours here), new hinges (we’re going with shiny brass.. we saw brass hardware in quantum of solace in the grand hotel and right then & there knew that’s what we wanted), and badabing, badabang, we’ve got a door! (doorknobs on order and paint.. soon)
→ we’ve put off sanding for a hot minute to finish building the cabinets in the kitchen (it’s funny to even say kitchen since the kitchen is also the dining room, the living room, the everything except the bedroom and bathroom.. but anyhoo) since we only had the washer & dryer cabinet left to build. this is day one, the bottom is going to have a shallow drawer, we wanted to lift the washer and dryer up a bit so we didn’t have to bend over to the floor to get out wet clothes, it didn’t create a super deep space but deep enough to get something into, extra space being a bit scarce…and the top will also have a nice deep shelf for storage. as a follow up note, we’ve been using our asko w & d for awhile now and it is seriously the best system we’ve ever used, we highly recommend a set if you’re in the market for a stackable.
→ how was your weekend? do anything fun? we reveled in more sunny & warm weather, got our bikes out for the season… i love bike riding, particularly toodling around the neighborhood, it’s one of my favorite things to do. we watched a few episodes of american pickers, have you seen this? we’re kind of addicted, and now want to bundle everywhere we go. we went to an estate sale and got a few goodies, read in the sun, hung out with neighbors & introduced everyone to firefly (the perfect southern cocktail). and we busted out our bowling gear and learned that the four of us, while not bad, aren’t setting any landspeed records either. we had the best time and it’s going to be at least a monthly event. do you bowl?
yesterday we threw work to the wind and took the first half of the day off. we did a little sightseeing in boulder and golden, had a picnic lunch in the park, did a bit of thrifting, and had a big dose of a reminder of why we moved here. it is so beautiful, it’s amazing that just 15 minutes outside of our little town it’s wide open views with the rockies in the very near distance.
and….although extremely tempted to do nothing but sit in the sun the rest of the day, we did manage one or two projects. proof… our new closet ceiling light, it’s from lowes (no link because despite having item number & name, it will not come up online). we used daylight bulbs to get the most natural light we could and chose a bigger fixture because our clothes are going to be hung 3 levels high on each side and we need all the light we can get to see everything we plan to
cram organize in there. and the other thing we accomplished? we organized about a thousand tools, i swear tools are like rabbits. hmmm.
three projects that moved a bit further along over the weekend.. the bathroom ceiling is up in it’s entirety, now to paint. the can lights in the shower are in & working, as is the fan, and see the speakers in photo two? we’ve got surround sound in each of the rooms (you know all three of them). we’ve got more to show, but this morning.. we’re getting out and about and sightseeing a bit, it’s sunny and beautiful and we just can’t help ourselves.
»»» how was your weekend? we had blue skies and seventies, so it was pretty perfect around our house. we cleaned our yard (which during construction takes about half of a hot minute to get trashed), walked all over town enjoying spring flowers and trees blossoming, hung out with the two cutest redheads ever (and the mr of the trio.. note to self, picture of all three next time!), ate amazing pizza from city o city, and a weekend or so ago we actually went out on the town, a rarity for us, and watched layden and his band, talk all night, perform. (if you’ve been following along with us, you’ll remember layden from this past summer, our neighbor who very kindly helped us with various jobs around camp1899). we even did a fair amount of projects inside the house… you’ll see this week. lastly we had a daniel craig weekend, have you seen dream house? it is really good, and we watched the girl with the dragon tattoo (which we knew nothing about prior to watching) and liked it a lot as well, until that last 5 minutes. don’t you hate it when that happens? have you seen any good movies lately?
sooo… have you heard the term multi-tasking? we’re up to our eyeballs with it around here. normally we’d have at least a photo update (or five), but. but, we kind of have a lot going on and nothing to show all at the same time. you know how one thing gets started and then has to dry, or you can’t get all the pieces and parts you need on the same side of town so that project gets pushed a day? well, that’s us in a nutshell. closet light, closet shelves & rods, speaker holes, speaker holes needing a little bit of adjustment and mud that takes a day to dry, paint that needs to dry. are we busy? yes. do we have pictures to show you today? no. you’d be like why in the world are they sharing that photo? so instead, laugh a little with us because we’re in one of those five steps ahead, two steps back stages, and if all goes well we should have lots to show in another day. (if all goes well) (;
he’s in the closet again, finishing touches of paint, tomorrow clothes rods get hung, and i’m moving in. i am seriously happy about this. clothes i haven’t seen in 15 months. everything that i have been wearing getting unraveled from their tiny quarters in the airstream, it is a happy day indeed. we still have a light fixture to hang, middle shelves to build and install, but for the most part, the most-important-part, we’ll be in like flynn.