Saturday, January 17, 2015


So many things happening in January, sorry for the lack of updates! 

Lets see - over the holidays both of our (less than 1 year old) dishwasher and (much older) fridge/freezer died. The dishwasher they refunded and replaced for us, the fridge, well, we finally upgraded to a larger split door model. It's been an expensive January. But for the first time in our kitchen you can now stand in front of the fridge and open it. Before the door of the fridge hit the island, so you'd always have to be to the left of the island to get into the fridge. It's glorious, we love it. And it has water and ice on the front. We feel very fancy. 

Winter finally struck, after a warm, wet and weird December. So there has been much snuggling in front of the fire, and enjoying the glorious snow we get here in Maine. 

And we moved on to Winter Project #2 - finish off the main floor bathroom. When we first moved in we painted (we just couldn't hack the color) but left everything else the same. Over the summer Brandon's parents were emptying one of their sheds, and found an old bathroom cabinet - perfect condition and would fit that bathroom well (larger than the old undersized one). So we bought a new top for it, replaced the toilet, used the same laminate tiles as upstairs, painted all the trim and bought a new light fixture (since we stole the one from in there for the master bath). It's not quite finished yet, but for less than $1000 that bathroom now feels complete! 

First photo is a reminder of what it looked like when we moved in! 

Brandon's parents deliver the bathroom cabinet! 
I missed taking a photo of the tiling - it's the same as upstairs, groutable vinyl tiles, came out pretty well!  
New cabinet and counter top, new toilet and new light fixture! 
The last stage, painting the doors and trim. 

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