Sunday, April 5, 2009

HGTV inspired Home Improvement

This is what happens when we don't have plans for a Saturday...we spend money and/or make messes!  I was just minding my business watching my saturday morning cartoons (HGTV) and WE, (let me emphasize that it wasn't very hard to convince him) get this big idea to update our house.  I was kinda sad to see our copper cut out/peek through or whatever you call it go.  It was unique and quirky,  but ultimately I am happy with the outcome!

We are so impulsive and Dan started demo-ing so fast that I didn't even get a proper "before" picture.  He barely stopped ripping it apart for enough time for me to get this shot.  

This took the longest time.  That peek through was seriously SOLID!!  

Those smudges showing up in the pictures is all the sheet rock dust in the air - ewww!

Dan putting the new sheet rock up to fill in the gaps.  He is so handy!  Seriously, I dream something up, and he does it.  Not that this was that complicated, but still.  
We are just getting warmed up :)

Finishing up the drywall and texturing - that dust is all over our house, I am dusting it away little by little.

Yay!!  We found the perfect stain at Home Depot, and after 2 coats it is a perfect match!  I don't think that you would even know that it wasn't original.

Just another angle so you can see how cool it is!  We just barely put the poly on it, so it isn't ready for decor yet.  If you have any ideas as to what I should put up there let me know.  I am trying to keep this de-cluttered and simple.  

On to the next project!!


Diana said...

WOW!! that looks fabulous.

Makamae said...

Very cool! Glad you got to make some improvements!

Parks Family said...

Home ownership at its finest. Saturday down time can be scary sometimes, but you guys did a great job. It looks really great.

Brooke said...

Looks great! Nice job guys!!! :)

Daniel and Candice said...

Holy Cow! Does he do kitchens? We'll hire him!

Ty said...

Yea that looked pretty good: except it looks like he did all the tough work Katie. End male oppression! Free Dan's Saturdays!

runningfan said...

Hey, just found your blog! Very impressive HGTV-copycat skillz!

Landon and Alaina said...

What a good Hubby you have! It is so fun to have little projects to work on and have the final project turn out great! Now you are both welcome to come to my house to help! Miss you. I will update soon!

Vanessa said...

It looks awesome! I love "do your self" projects, their the best! Good job guys!