Wednesday, September 3, 2008

it has only taken 17 months...

*This post dedicated to my dear AJ working the night shift tonight*

Got back from Nantucket this past weekend... I went with the family I work for. Year #4! Started out with two kids the first year, now we're up to four... hope there's not a trend forming here!

We have basement progress! Ryan has been working so hard the past few months. He tore out all of the old drywall, put up new framing and re-drywalled (not sure if that's a word), and totally redid the bathroom. My parents came out last weekend and helped us a lot, too. There is still so much to do... but I have to say it looks a million times better (not to mention smells better). For your viewing pleasure...

before & after.. our "work area"

I wish we still had the sweet vintage wet bar... ignore the toilet parts laying all over the floor and the cats who refused to get out of the shots

be prepared to lounge

I begged Ryan to keep the black toilet... and I'm so in love with the new vanity!

the day we closed (April 07)

the man himself, so humble



  1. Mr. K has outdone himself yet again. It looks amazing! Good work you two.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Something new to read and even better lots of pictures! The basement looks absolutely amazing I can't wait to come and lounge down there. Cant wait for friday!

  3. Amazing! How do you get Ryan to do all this stuff? I nag and nag and nag my husband!

  4. PLEASE tell me that's a bidet you put in there. There's nothing more serene than sitting on the toilet and only having to wipe...

    I'll save this for another time.

  5. Awesome!!! Looks great :) you guys have really done sooo much to your house...i don't think I could ever have the discipline....but you have completely transformed it :)

  6. NICE JOB!!! It looks awesome. Love the vanity.... so you! Love you and miss you!

  7. Yeah!! It looks AWESOME!! Doesn't it feel good when things get accomplished....especially the entire downstairs!

  8. I have said it before, and I'll say it again, I LOVE YOUR TASTE IN HOME DECOR!!!
    You guys did an AMAZING job! I bet it feels nice to be practically done.

  9. it looks so good! we need to some things to our house. you have inspired me!

  10. Love the changes. You guys have put in so much work and it looks great!!

  11. You guys ROCK!!!

    And I would have done some black toilet begging too...but I LOVE the new vanity!!!

  12. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear ash, happy birthday to you!