Monday, September 28, 2009

And now the expenses start adding up...

We have really gotten in to the demolition stage of the work on our condo and are starting to do some of the putting back together of the place. We went to Home Depot both Saturday and Sunday and spent a small fortune!! We got the paint, light fixtures, ordered carpet and some more cleaning stuff! Two trips to the dump and a stop at the cabinet store (we haven't ordered those yet!) and we are racking up the expenses. I think we have enough supplies to do a lot of work for quite awhile now and shouldn't really have to make any hardware store runs for at least another week or so! Yesterday we got the walls all washed down and taped ready for painting, we even got one accent wall painted in our bedroom. I'm hoping to be able to make it back down there this week after work several days and finish painting our bedroom, then it's off to the guest room to paint next. Once both rooms are painted we can have the carpet laid and get those rooms about finished for now anyway. They will at least be livable and we can start working on other areas of the place. I'm excited to get it all done and see what it looks like, but I'm also enjoying the process of getting it there. My fiance and I are finding out that we work really well together on home improvement projects which is great, because we have a lot of them in our future! So much to do and hopefully move in before the wedding which is now only 7 weeks away! I'll post pics of the before and after bedroom as soon as we are done. Hope everyone had a great fall weekend!

4 comments:

Live Simply- Live Well said...

yay!! So exciting. Are you super pumped about the wedding? Do you have everything set and ready to go? Such exciting time for you!!

Moneyapolis said...

It's crazy how quickly costs add up! We've spent over thirty thousand on renovations so far and I'm like, we haven't even done anything yet! But it will totally be worth it once you're finished and that's so smart of you to fix it up BEFORE you move in. I'm living in a constant construction zone and it's not fun.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Sounds like you have things under control. I'm still going to the hardware store at least three times a week. Luckily, it's close!

Jessie said...

Just found your blog and thought I would stop by and say hello!