The construction continues!
We are at the electrical part so we have spent some days sketching out a customized plan of where we want our outlets to be and now we are pulling wires.
I asked them to put an outlet for me at the top of our mudroom lockers so I can charge my running watch in my personal cubby. I love getting to customize some of my preferences. I know– minor detail. But, I was excited about it! I HATE clutter and cords laying around, so to have designated outlets for some “charging” stations that work with our flow of life will be great!
Our good friend worked as an electrician for a long time, so he gets to be the brains behind this part of the project.
It is so humbling to have friends who will give up their time to help out. Let me just also add that this friend is working on building his own house from the ground up—– pretty much alone! It has been very impressive!
Tub Refnishing Project
Other than that, we are still working on refinishing this old claw foot tub. We finally got the the top layer scraped off using a a razor blade.
It has to be completely smooth and stripped on the inside before we apply the refinishing kit.
I had planned on personally tackling this project, but my good man has been working on it for me after work. OH- the things you do to show love when you are married. I feel VERY LOVED that he is doing this for me.
The most important thing with this project is the PREP work. So we are trying to take it slow and make sure we do it all correctly.
One of the things we say at our house is “The devil is in the details” and that’s true for a lot of things. Even the small things in our attitudes, minor actions, and perspectives can be a big factor in our conduct and outlook on life for the positive or negative. I always think of Phillipians 4:8 for this concept—
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
It’s a minor detail to dwell on the pure and good things and a very simple act, but it completely changes the big picture of everything when you practice this. (For the better!)
The small details can grow to make things great or a big mess. Just like this tub, if we don’t put effort into the small details and do the prep work part of this job correctly then it will make the tub a big mess at the end. Sorry, not trying to get all philosophical on you. haha.
There has been a small debacle with the tub, but I’ll share that story on another post. It has to do with finances and going with the flow even when you don’t get your way. I’ll give you a hint, something didn’t go my way and I have to just roll with it. It’s a good thing I wrote this post so I can keep my perspective straight, and remind myself that it doesn’t really matter in the long run.
I’ve been working on making my front door decision. I am very indecisive on this type of thing. I know what kind of door I WANT, but it is not in the budget. Really, the door I want is about 4x more what my door budget is.
So the hard part about the decision was what to pick while staying in budget.
Here is my current front door.
I finally picked one! It will be here next week. But the question now is—- WHAT COLOR SHOULD IT BE?!?!?!? As soon as I get it painted and hung I’ll share the before and after pictures with you.
So, I’ll be working on trying to decide that next.
I’m also working on adding a built in sectional to our back porch area. I am super pumped about that! We built our back deck last summer and have left a blank spot on it while trying to decide how to finish it. We have acquired a ton of 2×4’s lately, so the most expensive part of the project will be the cushions.
So yay for building projects, Saturday work days, and making a house a home!
What projects are you working on??
Do you like home projects?
What color would you paint the front door to go with willow green siding?? HELP!