Sunday, June 07, 2009

Now (kind of) opened for playdates

Our house was flooded in February.

Our insurance agency paid for the cost of the entire "clean-up." The final bill was nearly $5,000. And then they generously wrote a check for $324.89 for the rebuilding of the basement, master bathroom, roof and computer room. Thrilled that we had stumbled across a jack pot the husband and I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to refinance our house and throw ourselves into a complete remodel.

My husband likes to call this remodel, "If you give OHmommy a flood..." Well. She will want a complete remodel of the downstairs.


Come on in. Please take off your shoes in the newly tiled bathroom. No before photos... because who takes pictures of a hideous 80s bathroom with a white tiled floor, horrible cabinets and a wall of mirrors?


We ordered standard cabinets that the husband dressed up with molding for that "custom cabinetry" feel. On the top and sides. Sexy cabinet, isn't it?


We "stole" the mirror from my parent's basement ping-pong room that was gathering dust. Used the same sink. New paint. New fixtures.

One room completely done in the house that love built.

Which means we are now open for playdates if your children do not mind nail guns in the computer room, walking across sub floors in the kitchen and eating microwaved chicken nuggets.

Stay tuned. The mud room will be completed by next weekend if my husband is motivated enough. I'm off to the Salvation Army tomorrow, in search of a cheer leading costume to get this remodel really going.

47classy comments:

Danielle said...

AWESOME!

Cheerleading costume? I DO need a new camera and hadn't thought of that tactic....


hmmmm......

:)

Kirsten said...

It looks beautiful! We are about to remodel our entire house. You are much braver than I though. We moved out. I couldn't imagine washing my dishes in the bathroom sink or hanging out with workmen all day. Apparently my husband is not as handy as yours.

:-)

Chelsea said...

Ooh, so pretty! I'm realizing with some of our "mini-remodeling" that it always seems like it will be easier (and faster) than it actually is. I blame HGTV.
Good works you've done, though!

Jennifer said...

If you give OHmommy a nail gun, you might want to get out of the way! Very cute, and nice new bath!

Flea said...

LOL! I love remodels. I especially love doing the work myself. The mirror is awesome, BTW. Kudos to your parents for excellent taste.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The bathroom looks great. Good luck on the rest of it. Iparty sells costumes year round. Don't know if you have one near you. Good luck with the costume.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Beautiful! And you do realize that you must post pictures of you in the cheerleading costume? Ha! ;)

Desiree Fawn said...

Looks great!!

Launa said...

WOW~ this is beautiful! LOVE the mirror! Good luck with the rest of the house!

~L

Elaine A. said...

That looks SO beautiful! Good luck with the rest of the remodel.

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Mmm-Id still like to see the before. ;)
It looks gorgeous and I love that mirror!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Love the mirror. My mother has always used architectural salvage in her decorating - and this looks so much like some of the pieces I remember.

Gina said...

Gorgeous!!! Want to come over and help me with mine next?

Just found your blog...love it!

Tara R. said...

I could live in that bathroom ~ gorgeous! You are an inspiration.

daysgoby said...

I am jaw-dropped, indrawn breath in awe of how nice that looks.

WANT that mirror. Although I doubt I could think of the colours and so on to make it really look awesome (like you did)

Rhea said...

That mirror is DIVINE!! I am lusting after it, big time.

Karen MEG said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!

We did a revamp of our kitchen almost 2 summers ago... and while we were at it, ripped out the entire first floor tiles, replaced flooring with hardwood in the family room ... it kept going. Now we've got to finish the laundry, our bedroom and our basement... I'm excited but also nervous. Renovation is like a virus, hard to get out of the system :).

Cannot wait to see more...wish I could come by for a playdate... I'd bring drinks ;).

...and I also LOVE that mirror!

Zoeyjane said...

I'm thinking that you in a cheerleader costume might slow down progress. You know...MrOHmommy might suddenly need a break from working. Often.

Grandy said...

Oh it's LOVELY!!! What a pain to have the flood but YAY YOU for your decorating skills!! :)

Krystyn said...

Awesome. I love the look and feel of it. Tres classy!

I'm still hoping Jay will come and paint my living room!

carrie said...

It's beautiful! So nice when things actually work out after a catastrophe like the FLOOD! :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oooh! $324! Big bucks, babe.

Seriously? That's all they paid you for that disaster?

Kari said...

I love the mirror!! The bathroom is beautiful! I cannot wait to see more pictures of FINISHED rooms..as I am sure you cannot wait to TAKE pictures of finished rooms!!

MommyTime said...

What a gorgeous mirror. I would build a whole room around a mirror like that. Nicely done! Doesn't it feel good to DIY? We're all about that here (and I could tell some horror stories about wallpaper stripping). Only problem is getting that last 10% done, which is always hard for us. May the Force be with you.

Pu├ža said...

hahaha si, a flood is a good excuse for renewal.
You've done a great job, looks beautiful!!

Rachel said...

It is GORGEOUS.
When should I come over?

YAY you!!!

Chickadee said...

Gorgeous! We're ready for nuggets anytime--just say the word.

Heather said...

It is awesome my friend, simply awesome! When its all done you will need to have a house remodeling warming party. There is such a thing, right?

Jessica said...

That looks so incredibly amazing!! Way to go. We are working on changing up our house too...it's hard work, but so worth it!

Loukia said...

The bathroom looks great! Totally my sytle. Can't wait to see more pictures!

MIT Mommy said...

Ping pong room?

Legallyblondemel said...

Incredible! Looks gorgeous. And I love that it is part of the "remodel of love" series.

Cheerleading outfits & husbands . . . it's remarkable how simple things (or our men) are sometimes, aren't they? ;-)

Jeni said...

Looks like you are off and running and moving along nicely to a really classy remodel! Befitting your blog title, for sure!
Now, although I do envy you being able to remodel the whole place I don't envy your doing that and living there -or trying to do that -with construction all around you. Been there, done that and trust me, it is truly a royal pain in the behind pretty much from start to finish but then, when it's done, you sit back and say "Looks good but I wish I'd thought to do this or that or something else. Never ends, does it?

anya said...

Ooooh - I love remodeling, and I love more your motivation tactics! Bravo!

Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Courtney said...

You are too much. It looks nice and can't wait to see the mud room finished.

Kat said...

Hahaha! The cheerleading outfit is genius. I'll have to try that on hubby for our next project. ;) hehehe
Love the bathroom! Great job!

LceeL said...

I can think of ALL KINS of Cheer Leading Costumes that might inspire the work. On the other hand ... they COULD delay things just a bit.

Blessings From Above said...

Looks great!!! I love the paint color.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I absolutely love it!!!

the mama bird diaries said...

Wow. That looks beautiful!

Momisodes said...

I love the remodel! You guys did a wonderful job. I think I have the same sink in my bathroom :)

And I love the mirror. It's gorgeous!

The Daily Stroll said...

Looks great! Love the mirror and great job on the cabinets!

Whiney Momma said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! I love that mirror. We have that same flooring in our kitchen.

April said...

Wow, the bathroom looks great! I'm jealous! Maybe I need a flood. (ooh, biting my tongue, after THAT statement! LOL)

Al_Pal said...

Gorgeous!

The cheerleader costume sounds like a good idea! ;p

(A happy worker is better than a fast worker sometimes, yes?)

Jaina said...

Looks beautiful! I love it. Now..mud rooms. A lot of mommy blogs talk about mud rooms...but I think I just don't get the lingo. Is it really a mud room like they have at a spa?

 

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