What we are doing:

In what spare time we have, we decided to spend it (and our savings) on remodeling our rowhouse in South Philly. When we purchased our casa it was a 3 story, 5 bedroom, 1 bath that hadn't been touched in 50+ years. It's currently a 4 bed, 2 bath construction site with so much more to do it's hard to believe.

We use this blog to mark progress, say hi to friends and family, rant about the process of remodeling, and try to have some fun along the way.

- Bryan and Christina

Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday Night Fun

So you know that you have reach a ripe old age, when it suddenly becomes not a only a good idea, but fun to stay in and put together furniture. This first image is just one of the bags necessary to create an heirloom quality dresser from IKEA. The first dresser took us about an hour and a half, which was a bit discouraging......but we plodded along, and did the second one in half that time. I joked with Bryan that if the economy continues to go south, I would hire him out to all the other poor suckers in the IKEA parking lot, and send him home to put together their furniture for a nominal fee. He was not keen on this idea, and the fact that we still had a bed to get together I decided not to poke the bear too much!

The bed actually isn't from IKEA, and it has 2 drawers for off season storage underneath, which is great. Between the 2 dressers, the bed, and 5 closets, I am going to have to go shopping in order to actually fill all the space. There are worse things I suppose.

(sorry for the spotty camera lens, we're having technical difficulties)

Sorry to the avid readers, but going back to Indy for T-Day did dampen our speed a bit on getting this place together. As you can see from this last picture we did get pretty close last weekend to moving up there. The mirror finally got on the wall, another purchase from June. I think it has been in every room of the house on its journey upstairs. It even went upstairs and then back down in the same day at least 1 time. Now it is in its final home, and we are close to making this room look not so much like a construction site an more like a livable room. We promise to not go so long next time!

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