Busy Beavers

This whole COVID-19 thing has been a pain in the ass crack but it has really afforded us time to do home updates. Heck, we just ripped the back of the house off at Spotswood House over the weekend. What am I doing back at Spotswood, you might ask? Well, we’re trying to wrap up the final projects there and get that baby on the market. And shocker, I have repainted the kitchen at Spotswood, TWICE!!!

I’ll start with my favorite project. We had a bay window in the living room at Spotswood covered in this orangy, ugly, wood. I have been thinking about painting it for months, and WOW, I magically have time now. Here is the original.


Of course I don’t have a good before picture. I was so sure I had a picture of the bay window that I didn’t think I needed to take a photo before the transformation. I swear, you can never have enough photos!!! Well, here are the after shots.


I had some leftover removable wallpaper and thought it would look perfect in the bay window. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Ok, so why did we rip the back half of the house off? Hmmm, because the owners before decided to add a sunroom right on top of a deck. Oh, and they decided not to slope the roof, so it leaks. We knew all of this when we bought the house, lol. Here is a before shot.


Adam was able to get the room ripped down in one day!!

IMG_1940IMG_1942IMG_1948IMG_1949IMG_1950IMG_1969 We ripped the sunroom off and we are in the process of enclosing the mudroom. We replaced the window on the side and back of the house and relocated the exterior door from the side of the house to the back of the house. Next up, is adding the siding. Sure enough we had to special order siding to match the original but hoping it looks really good when we are done.

I saved the best for last, our remodeled bathroom at the condo. I’m only going to give you a sneak peak because it isn’t 100% done. I still need to get the glass doors and vanity mirrors but it is looking goooooood! Just to refresh your memory I gotta show you the before picture. It looks completely different now!


Ok, one more pic 🙂



Ok, seriously, last pic.


Before I pop-off (The Great British Baking Show reference)  I want to share a couple things I’m digging right now. I’m a total weirdo and actually love water, as long as it is iced. But I recently started drinking flavored sparkling water from Lidl. Ok, before I go off on a tangent about how much I like Lidl – the classy Aldi, let me focus. Cherry Lime Sparkling water. It is so good. It doesn’t even need vodka.

cherry lime

Finally, I started streaming Parks and Recreation beginning with season one. Anyone watched it? All I can say is Ron Swanson. See ya next time.

Ron swanson

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