Friday, 9 December 2011

Movin' On Down!

On Wednesday night we made the official and final move downstairs!!  It has been 1.4 years since we have lived in our main floor space and now we are officially using the kitchen and the dining/living area as they are meant to be used.  All in time for Christmas!  Wowee!  While we were working away on this, Darryl said "it's like we're in the last 10 minutes of one of those reno shows before the reveal and we've got so many little things to get done and we're on the clock"...or something to that effect.  But I thought, soo true!  And I'm so glad the reveal is finally here!  Honestly, every time I come down the stairs it's like a new reveal all over again because I just can't wrap my head around it all! 

Here's how our living space is looking now...

(mind the sheet serving as window coverings...they're on the to-do list as well!)

This doens't mean that we are done though.  It just means it is liveable finally.  But there is still plenty to be done, like window and door trim...

(no, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is a sock on the door knob...our temporary solution to stop the knob bashing into our brand new pantry)

On the back of the peninsula, the cabinets are exposed so we have yet to make it look more built-in....

We need to put a door on the downstairs bathroom (we're hoping to restore an old one from in our garage)

We have to fix a huge crack in the mudding on the beam...

This area above our ancient stove is waiting for an over the range micro-wave and a cabinet, but before we can do that we have to remove this wiring and re-route some of it...

And a few other things like putting toe-kicks on the cabinets (we're thinking of making them) and a backsplash in the kitchen.

So there's still lots to be done around here, but we are no longer banished to the second floor and my what a feeling that gives!
Have a great weekend!

Any big moves going on around you?  Still have those nagging "little things" to get done?  Any exciting weekend plans?


  1. YAY! Congratulations on finally making the big move! I remember how that felt, finally moving out of the basement and onto the main floor... SUCH a good feeling! But, of course... there are still nagging 'little things' to get done, even 4 months later! I think that might be part of being a homeowner - the little things never go away!

  2. So very true Nette, there will always little things to be done!