Thursday, October 25, 2007

Week One Recap

It's been one week since we closed on our latest investment and my focus has been on the second floor. Immediately, I ripped out all the carpet because unfortunately the previous owner had pets that either were not taken outside for bathroom breaks as often as necessary or didn't know where their litter box was. Additionally, I gutted the bathroom, had a professional come in and reglaze the tub, painted all the door trim and baseboards, painted walls and ceilings, installed two ceiling fans and a hall light fixture, and installed new closet shelves. Some things that may go unnoticed in the pictures are the new switch plate and outlet covers and new GFI's in the bathrooms and kitchen. The only work done throughout the other two levels of the house was ripping out the carpet in the basement (see explanation above!).
Master bedroom and closet

Second bedroom and closet
Bathroom view from the hall

Beautiful tub!

Gutted Upstairs Bath (notice I'm painting the medicine cabinet!)

New hall semi-flush mount light fixture. I have two more of these to install downstairs along with two bathroom vanites, a dining room chandelier, and four sconces (all from the same collection).

Steps going down to basement

And here's just a fun picture. This is the cabinet/countertop combination that we ard doing in the kitchen (along with the paint color that is throughout the house). It' s a cinnamon maple cabinet with Leopard Skin granite.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Business Cards

I designed new business cards and they showed up in the mail today. I'm pretty excited considering I layed them out myself!


While we're on the topic of the jewelry business, I also designed a mailer to go out to the list of brides and other contacts that I receive as a part of being a vendor at bridal shows.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Investment #2

Oops, we did it again! We close on a second investment exactly one year after we closed on our first one! This coincidence wasn't planned as our closing was delayed twice and just happens to fall on the anniversary! Work includes extending the Pergo Select flooring into the foyer and basement family room, new cabinetry, countertops, appliances, and fixtures in the kitchen, new carpet in the two bedrooms and upstairs hallway, new light fixtures throughout, new vanities in both bathrooms, new tub and shower surround and ceramic tile in upstairs bathroom, new ceiling fan with light kits in both bedrooms, new closet organizers in every closet (including linen and front hall closet), minor plumbing and electrical updates, and fresh paint throughout.
Here are some before pictures of our next project!
The front entry

Living Room & Stairs leading up to second floor

Downstairs half bath

Dining room with sliding glass door out to deck


Downstairs finished basement - family room

Upstairs full bath that both bedrooms share

Master bedroom

Master bedroom walk-in closet

Second bedroom

Second bedroom sliding closet