Our fixer-upper has survived a lot of house projects over the past four years in addition to a mini tornado and even a fire!
Meanwhile, Mr. Smith and I have changed jobs, changed cars, experienced loss, made waves, made new friendships, and traveled. Even the cats seem more wise and savvy.
Since living in a fixer-upper can be discouraging at times, I like to assemble an album of our progress every house-iversary. It’s a way to motivate and assure myself that, yes, there is still more to do, but look at all these projects that have been completed!
In case you are new to this blog or just like seeing progress within a home, here is what has been accomplished to date (not including all the little projects in between):
The First Four Years
July 2010: Removed popcorn texturing from ceilings
July 2010: Replaced doors
August 2010: Replaced plumbing
October 2011: Replaced roof
October 2011: Sanded and Painted all floors
2010-2012: Installed new lighting and ceiling fans
January 2012: Replaced All Windows
January-March 2012: Cleaned out and tore down an old shed
August 2013: Replaced kitchen countertops and backsplash
January 2014: Remodel complete from mudroom fire
April 2014: Built a keyhole garden
And yes, in January 2012 we finally got around to sprucing up the bathroom with the dead girl in it.