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Life on the Prairie

The lake cabin has been closed for the season and we have moved down from the lake to the prairie.  Our new digs is an old (+100 years) house in Dave’s home town.  you know the one…..there is only 30 people here.

It definitely needs some love and attention.  Here is a little peak at what we walked into…..

the happy crazy house entryway before

All of the carpet needed to be pulled up and this back entryway got some new linoleum to take that yucky stuffs place.

the happy crazy house flooring replacement

Even though there are still a TON of boxes in the living room and dining room, I was able to organize enough of the kitchen to have a clear work space.  Thank goodness!  Cooking at home is one of my favorite past times and not being able to do that was brutal.

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Here is another shot as I was getting dinner ready.

Jules is digging the banister.

the happy crazy house banister twilight paint with white stairs victorian house

Behind Jules is a gorgeous leaded glass window – I will have to take some window pics to showcase them.  Below is another pic of some leaded windows.  This room is supposed to be the dining room, but for now it is functioning as my library.  Hello!  I need those books out and available for my reading pleasure.

The downstairs bathroom has been cleaned and painted.  I will have to address the floor – unless any of you have some kind of linoleum floor cleaning secret.  I have not been able to clean it any better than this ……

If cleaning is your super power….share your knowledge!

Last item – did you notice a tiny kennel in the dining room/library pic?  well……..

the happy crazy house norwegian forest cat Thorinthe happy crazy house norwegian forest cat Thorin

Meet Thorin.

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Guest Bathroom – Finished

After long last the upstairs bathroom is done.  Yahoo!!

Recap:

Whew.

First photo of the bathroom for this blog.  ehh.

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And here we go –

to start with – the tile!  sigh.  It matches the entry landing, the basement landing and the basement bathroom.  It is so awesome to walk through the house and feel that kind of consistency.

don’t worry – that side edge of the vanity below has since been cleaned up.

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So bright- squinty.

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The paint is up, the trim is in, the vanity is in (so gorgeous and shiny white).   I also decided to go with a vintage-y looking mirror to contrast the ultra sleek vanity.

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I know I keep saying it – but seriously……2013!!!  That is when I started this thing. And now its done.  I am so excited to be able to cross this off my list.

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Have a great day Peeps!

The NeverEnding List 2017

What to work on, what to work on??  Our 2016 list is looking good and I only have 2 items that are moving over  to 2017 and 1 (!) of them is already past the halfway point. (Hint: it’s the Basement Bathroom)

  1.  Basement Bathroom
  2.  Guest Bathroom
  3.  Stair Treads
  4.  Back Patio

Basement Bathroom

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So close, I can almost taste it.  Ceiling, shelves next to sink to balance out the retro (!) mirror and a small door to the sump pump.

Guest Bathroom

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All the things.

Stair treads

the happy crazy house entry stairs

A nice sand and poly is due for these babies.

Back Patio

the happy crazy house back patio garden raised garden

And here is a pic before the fence was put up in front of the Playhouse

the happy crazy house back patio

We would like to have a built in BBQ and kitchen in this corner….we’ll see what we can come up with.

Looking forward to getting on with these projects and crossing them off my list.  my favorite activity

The NeverEnding List 2016 Recap

At this time last year (2016!!) I posted our plans for the year.  We were pretty successful, which I can truly say…I am surprised about that.

Here is the list as described on Jan 4th of last year:

  1.   Master Bathroom – started
  2.   Guest Bathroom – vanity purchased
  3.   Downstairs bathroom
  4.   Front porch roof
  5.   Finish front walkway
  6.   Terrace hill to the chicken coop

Master Bathroom – Done!

the happy crazy house master bathroom

Guest Bathroom – In Progress

Downstairs Bathroom – In Progress.  thisclosetobeingdone

the happy crazy house basement bathroom

Sheetrock, mud, tape, texture are on tap for this weekend.

Front Porch Roof and Front Walkway  – Done

At dusk

At dusk

Terrace hill to chicken coop – Done

the happy crazy house chicken coop

I also added a few things back in November.

  1. Back Gate – The back gate is up….but I have no pics for you 😦  fail
  2. Furniture placement in the basement – the fireplace is here!

Dave flies home later today and we will be hammering out as much of the basement bathroom as we can and laying out our plans for 2017.  I will have our list ready for you next week!

Enjoy your weekend Peeps.

 

 

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