2010 in review: part 2

i'll finish up the year in review today with the second half of the year, see part 1 here.


july:
i started off july by taking my third architectural registration exam, and found out a few weeks later that i had passed.

we also looked at hardware options for the buffet, and thought about painting it, again.
DSC_0001

we also painted some picture frames white, framed a few of our favorite vacation photos, and hung them in the guest room.
DSC_0021

august:
in august my parents found and bought me two bertoia chairs, and we traveled to detroit for our friends' wedding.
DSC_0313
and got to spend some time with our bestest friends.
group photo cropped

a few weeks after that, we traveled to cincinnati for another wedding, stopping in french lick, indiana along the way for a quick vacation.
DSC_0718

we finished up the busy month by finally finishing our thrift store dresser project.
DSC_0679

september:
in september i found out that i had passed my 4th architectural registration exam, i am more than half way done! we also started cleaning out and painting our basement, participated in the neighborhood yard sale, and found a great mirror for the entryway.
DSC_0798
we also finally finished the buffet.
DSC_0794
mike also joined a rugby team and had is first rugby injury the same weekend our friends came to visit.

october:
the bertoia chairs from my parents finally made it to our house, and they look great!
DSC_0838

mike ran a half marathon,
DSC_0788

we bought new sconces for our room,
DSC_0821

and we begin looking for new finishes for our fireplace.
DSC_0794

at the end of the month, we decided that it was finally time to order new hardwood flooring for the entire first floor of our house.
DSC_0798
and then we started to panic...

november:
the month of november was all about the floors. we started the demo,
DSC_0799

started working on leveling the floor,
DSC_0813

the flooring arrived and we kept working on leveling,
DSC_0819

and installing the underlayment.
DSC_0825

then we started to put things back together, starting with tiling the fireplace.
DSC_0835

by mid november we were able to start installing the new flooring.
DSC_0849

DSC_0851

we were able to get most of the new flooring installed in the living room and dining room before taking a break for thanksgiving.
DSC_0840

december:
after celebrating thanksgiving with our families, we started working on the floor project again. we continued to level and put down underlayment in the hallway and entry.
DSC_0840

we also got our christmas tree and did some decorating (around the construction).
DSC_0841

mid month it snowed, and i took a break from working on the floors to play with the dogs.
DSC_0838

we begin looking for new toilets, sinks, and finishes for the half bath.
DSC_0806

we had to fix our air compressor,
DSC_0809

and were able to install new flooring in the hallway, and start the kitchen and entry.
DSC_0816
and that's where we are today!

hope you enjoyed the recap, happy new year to you all!

Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post.

3 Responses to 2010 in review: part 2

Dennis and Su said...

Wowzers! You have done so much!! It all looks wonderful!

Happy New Year to you and your house!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Who can resist that loveable doggie face?? You've done so much great work this year. WOW!

Hopeless Chest said...

Lock your door. I might come and nab those Bertoia chairs. I'm so jealous. Why can't my mom love mid-century modern so I can have hand-me-downs like yours?

search

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark. Converted by LiteThemes.com.