House Update #3

Now that the floors are complete, we’ve been able to finish some smaller projects.
Here is a quick update on where the house is now.

I will start with the piece of molding we put up on the wall heading up the stairs.We didn’t want to carry to color of downstairs up into the bonus room so we stopped the blue color downstairs just below the railing upstairs and drew a line.

We then just took a simple piece of molding and put it on the wall. So there is the blue color below it and we will paint the wall above it the same color as the rest of the bonus room.

Next project was replacing all the baseboards downstairs since we had to rip them out when the carpet was removed.
Travis busy painting the base boards.

We put up a regular base board around the whole room and then also added a show molding as well.

Travis touching up the base boards after installing them.

Next came the stair risers.
We bought some thin pieces of wood and Travis cut them down to size to fit the risers.
Primed and painted them and they were ready to install.

Started by using liquid nails to put in place.

Then, Travis used his nail gun to nail them up.

Here they are complete and they look great!!

Next, we tackled painting the bonus room.

We have a knock down texture on our walls and this turned out to be such a pain to cover and took forever!
Travis rolled on the paint.

While I cut in the corners and baseboards.

And the cut in the ceilings of course, which took forever as well!
Happy that room is complete!

We still have our master bedroom and bathroom to paint along with completing the nursery.

And we are in the process of finally finishing the stairs.
We had to patch and paint the sides of the stairs. So far they are patched and primed, just need a few finishing coats and the stairs will finally be complete.

So there will be a few more project update posts to go and then I will officially give a full house tour. Yeah!
So stay tuned!!

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  • Karie @ The HoB
    January 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Love see the progress. I love your stairs, turned out great!!

  • Anna@Directions Not Included
    January 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    It is amazing what trim and baseboards can do. I just posted about ours today too. It makes such a difference in finishing off the space. I love the stairs too!

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four
    January 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    You guys have made tremendous progress! I love the stairs!!!

  • Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style
    January 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Great outcome! Especially loved the new stairway!
    Love, Olga

  • Creative Raisins
    January 5, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Wow it looks great so far can't wait to see the finished product. In one of our houses we had the textured walls so I know how much work it is to paint them. I love how the stairs turned out too.

  • The Minis
    January 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Keep at it, girl! It's looking great!


  • laxsupermom
    January 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    It's looking terrific! So smart to put up that molding for somewhere for the paint to stop. Great idea! Love how the stairs turned out, too! Love the contrast of the dark stained steps against the white risers. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rebekah Greiman
    January 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    When Biceps and I paint, I always end up doing the trim, too. Is that the "women's work" or something?! I don't mind, I just love doing projects with him! I love seeing someone else that remodels with their hubby. We have done so many house remodels together that it's becoming old hat!
    Have a great Thursday! I linked up my projects already-just wanted to comment on this, too!