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Surveying the damage [read: progress]

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The kitchen has been transformed in only a couple days. The house as a whole though hasn't come far lately. Part of the remodel process is the getting-worse-before-it-gets-better, dust everywhere, always a little more paint to be applied, and long days. But there is another part of remodeling that I'd like to draw your attention to and that is: piles. Piles of supplies, piles of tools, piles of saved trim, piles of new lumber, piles of garbage, piles of piles of piles. For the most part they save you the trouble of having to stop your work to deal with odds and ends. Sometimes they're just a hassle to work around though. I mean, I even have the kitchen sink in the pile growing in my living room.

Being a holiday week and all, no one has been working on the house. The last patch jobs and coats of mud, sanding and priming, painting and rehanging trim... This and much more needs to happen before our deadline of July 10th. Four days. Yeah. This is the point in the process where you wish you would have ignored the fact that you weren't motivated or were too tired, and had worked a couple extra hours each day, rather than be caught with so much to do at the very end. So it goes. Thankfully, I have practice in this and my family is almost legendary for pulling everything together at the last minute -- and I mean the very last. Hopefully they will decide to jump in and help now.


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Yes, the {first} Little House is finished -- well, as much as a remodel is ever "finished", that is. But this is hardly the last you will see of it. Come on in and take a look!

Pinspiration >> little house TWO

Inspiration boards created with images from this Pin board >> My Place