This is the face of a guy who installed two new light fixtures and a new mirror in the main bathroom, after paying a guy to put new tile down. There was also a gallon of paint involved in there too.
I still enjoy the fact that the biggest takeaway from my old job is a familiarity and comfort around basic electrical installations. Dimmer switches? Regular light switches? 3-way Switches? Vanity lights? Flush mount ceiling lights? No problem!
I’m not saying this comment (emphasis mine) influenced my decision to get a new coffee table…but I’m not saying it didn’t influence it either.
“Not only is this table beautiful, it’s the perfect touch of funk for your living room. I mean, look at how cool it is with the little cubby hole (my cats really enjoy that little cubby). I was surprised how quickly it was delivered. After months of searching I can safely say I found the perfect coffee table right here.”
Who’s ready for another construction project?
One of the many unwritten adventures of having your own place is the hands-on-ness of making the place your own. Sure, painting and putting together Ikea furniture is its own ball of fun but there’s a whole other mess I’m referring to. I feel fortunate that I was able to take away a sense of familiarity around the basics of electrical wiring from my previous job. Changing outlets and light switches was a painless endeavor for me. Installing a dimmer switch was an early milestone in my handyman checklist. All of those tasks are relatively small potatoes to what my home, what any home may require down the road. Which brings me to the bathroom.
I knew my condo was going to be a serious work in progress. Sure, there were walls. Plumbing worked…for the most part. Electricity flowed through the outlets. The front door locks. The new bird feeder is money. But still, a lot needed to happen to turn this place into a real home.
I teased this yesterday. Here you go. My dad says he’s willing to comment on the experience, but I have to give him some time to recover. This was a long process.
Of note, the custom cabinet for the TV was non-negotiable, despite the sincerest desires of the build team.
Also, the bobbleheads will have a new home that is still to-be-determined.
Finally, I insisted that the pantry door marking birthdays and heights of me and my sister survive the remodeling. I’m not sure where it will end up, but the trash was not an option in my opinion.
Ready for some pictures?
You see this refrigerator? See all the magnets? Believe it or not, there used to be a time where you couldn’t see any part of the fridge because it was covered in pictures and magnets collected and placed since we moved in over 15 years ago. A lot has happened since my family started decorating that refrigerator.
But there comes a time where you have to say goodbye to the old, and welcome the new.
So you see this refrigerator? And that floor? And those cabinets? And that counter top?
Get ready to say goodbye.
WordPress…just one more thing Droid Does.
The three-day weekend offered an opportunity to make some quick improvements in my condo. One of the tasks was a piece of cake, the other has quickly escalated into some serious shenanigans. First the good.