I am feeling under the weather and I know why. The lack of sleep, breathing in dust, not eating well, and so much to order in such little time all got the best of me, but will be sooo worth it. Although, I am not doing the labor…well take that back, I have lifted, carried, moved/hauled what I can. I may not be tearing out floors, but I am helping in other ways. I am very good at coordinating everything.
Take a look at our renovation progress this past few days:
Saturday- Mark’s brothers came to haul out our kitchen, flooring, washer/dryer, cabinets, basically 90% of our house so they can refurbish it all and use it in a house up north. Almost nothing is going to waste, so that is great. What was to be a 2 hour move, turned out closer to a 5 hour move with a little stress since we have time restraints at our condo, but the guys were troopers and got everything out. Thank you Mike & Daniel if you are reading this!
An empty shell for the most part after the guys hauled everything away.
They left around 4:45pm, Mark came home by 5:30pm and we were out the door by 6:30pm headed to Ikea in Schaumburg. We needed to order a lot for our Kitchen while they were having their 20% off. The last thing we wanted to do was drive there during holiday shopping, but we needed to.
Sunday we had a birthday party in the suburbs and then headed back to the city to do some more shopping for the house. We are redoing the entryway half-bath first, so while there was a sale going on at Restoration Hardware, we figured we would save some money on a sink that I have always wanted. I cannot wait for this to come! We had to delay shipping on everything due to renovating, so I believe this one is not coming until January. I can’t even remember right now.
Monday night ~ of course there is every sale going on in history, so we bit the bullet and ordered so much at once so we could save 15 – 20% on items. I am choosing not to look at my statements for a moment, but I know I would have been mad at myself if I didn’t go ahead and buy these items while they were on sale. So needless to say, I had to head over to Crate and Barrel and CB2 Monday night to order 2 couches and dishes. Bentley helped pick out the colors of the couches since he will be using them the most.
Today~ I woke up to Mark chiseling away our kitchen tile. At 2:30pm the picture on the left is what the scene was. A lot of work was ahead of him with the lack of equipment he could use since we can’t make a ton of noise in the building.
The floor was out, but he had to chisel away to get the cement even. THEN….TA TA DA!!….our hero Pat came to save the day!! His truck is loaded with cement, tools, big industrial brooms, everything we needed in that moment to get the job done faster. Instead of chiseling away, he just poured down cement to get a flat surface. WE LOVE PAT! ( We did before too, just to clarify)
There is actually a ton more going on as I type, but I need to stay in the bedroom with Bentley to keep him out of the cement and dust and I am of no help right now, so I am typing this post.
Stay tuned to follow our renovation! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but as soon as life gets a little more normal, I will get back on track.