Here are some pictures of some home improvement projects that have been going on in the Lincoln house the last few months.
The first is the green house that Nate & his dad built. I wasn't fully on board when Nate first told me the idea of using our old sliding glass doors and creating a green house. But as always, it turned out great! We still have some tweaking to do with temperature, but we hope next summer it will flourish. The raised beds and automatic watering system are especially nice.
Another big project was tearing out the old nasty shower in our master bath and rebuilding it. This has definitely been something I've wanted to do since we moved in, so we're super excited it's almost finished. So here is the before picture. Pretty, huh? ;)
Here's its bare bones
And here's the almost finished product. Nate worked his usual magic!! There was a lot for Nate to learn as he worked on this one. It was especialy hard to get the right slope in building the floor. Also notice the new vanity counter and sink. Woo hoo!
I'm sure the kids are excited to have their bathroom back to themselves :)
Now for the biggest undertaking this fall..... Goodbye carpet! When we went to AZ, Nate flew home for 3 days and worked his lil' booty off to tear up the flooring and start laying down as much of the new hard wood as he could. All this while working full-time. He stayed up until about 3am each night and lived on Little Ceasars I think.
There was a lot of moving furniture and appliances back and forth.
After a week or two, he had finished the family room and most of the dining room. Go Nate!!
We had the MDF as a kitchen floor for the last 3 months and we got pretty used to it. But I have to say now that the wood is laid in there, it's way nicer to look at easier to clean :)
After about 2 months we finally found a rug. It was hard to find one that was super plush and looked decent. Alas, Home Depot came through again... We very much enjoy having somewhere soft to lay down and wrestle on once again. The kids have fun each picking a flower to kneel on when we have our family prayers.
I'm so thankful for and amazed at my husband's ability to do all these things to improve our home. He's saved us sooo much! I'm looking forward to hopefully being done though so that we can play more on the weekends :)