I always say that every difficult process in life deserves a doula.
Bad hair cuts.
And now, renovations!
Honestly though, I really shouldn't complain. My husband has been a pretty good doula so far. One of the main reasons people hire a doula is because they know birth. Well, the hubs knows bureaucracy and contracting - he may not know it all, but he knows enough to hold my hand through the process and make me feel confident.
I also have some of the most encouraging friends, family and colleagues! Truly, I have my dream "birth team" with this project!
The "labor" has begun. The foundation crew worked all of last week to make repairs and prevent our babe from falling in on herself! B&B House Leveling and Foundation Repair were great to work with. They even let us stand in the kitchen while they jacked up the house to see if we could feel it move. It wasn't quite Six Flags, but it was pretty neat!
We spent part of the weekend working on paint colors. I am TERRIBLE at "seeing" colors and what goes with what. When we built our house a few years ago, I cried tears. Actual, real life tears - over PAINT COLORS.
This time is different, though. This time I had the help of my dear, sweet friend, Shanas Harris of The Balanced Life. She has held my hand through a lot of planning. AND, her mom is a certified paint doula! Did you ever know there was such a thing? Well, there's not, but if there were then you'd hire Shanas' mama. I cannot wait to get this place freshened up with paint. Of course, we have to get approval from the city since our baby is a Historic Landmark.
This week is already shaping up to be super exciting! Demo - it is the week for DEMO! I'll eventually show you guys the official before and afters, but for now, you get to just see the mess. Check out this video of my new friend, Kendrick from Harris Accoustics. He and Lionel worked HARD at gutting this terrible bathroom for us. I should probably take them some cookies one day soon!
It is definitely fun to see things happening! Check out the bathroom by the end of demo day 1.
This blog wouldn't be complete without bragging on my husband a little more. He spent his Saturday ripping old, cracked concrete out of the ground and replacing the flower beds in the entryway of the house. It is looking more inviting already!
And last, but definitely not least, here is a video of my husband looking for a surpise under a thick layer of sheet rock! Can you guess what we were looking for?? Can ya? Can ya?
Shiplap! We were looking for shiplap! Admittedly, I watch way too much Fixer Upper. And I looooove me some shiplap!
We could only ask ourselves one question in this moment.
What would Chip and Joanna do?
Well, that's all for this week, folks. I'm excited to see demo progress and get to the point where we're ready to put humpty dumpty back together again! Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to follow my Facebook Page to check out some sneak peeks.