Monday, September 24, 2012


WOW! It's been a while! 
We took a little break to enjoy the weather while it was nice but now that it is over 100 degrees we don't mind working inside. 

We got started on the sun-room FINALLY!!! It was an ugly mess, and we can't wait to have it finished!.... Our house will be sort of complete (I don't think a home is ever truly finished though!)

Here are a few before pictures...

 Biff had already replaced all of the windows.

We started by laying slate tile... which we absolutely LOVE!!!

We added a wet look sealer to the tile, you can see the difference on the first few rows. The slate was very chalky looking before and the sealer really made it look amazing! 

For some unknown reason we took my SUV to pick up the tile. I think that both of us underestimated the amount of tile it would be. Being slate it was more since slate is thicker... 250 sq ft, it was heavy and man was my car riding low! 

It's been so long since I posted anything and now I have several things at once!!! 

My mom gave my this awesome table base when we moved in and I have been trying to figure out exactly what to do with it since then! Well since Biff can build ANYTHING we went with a wooden table top and he built us a couple of benches to match! We beat them up with a chain (which was pretty fun) and then I stained them a couple of times with Minwax Special Walnut stain from Home Depot. Since we had the 2x6 already left over from another project this table top (made with 2x8) and benches only cost us around $30! 

I got a little carried away distressing this one... but it still looks good with the table! 

Click the tab at the top for Texas Outdoor Living and see some more of Biff's work! He takes custom orders so if there is anything that you need or would like quoted please let me know.

Please stop back by tomorrow, I will be posting pictures of the finished room and table!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Amanda :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finished the guest bathroom!

We finished the bathroom... I use the term "we" very lightly... Biff did pretty much all of it except for some demo, painting and wall paper. 

I'm so lucky to have him!!! 

During the transformation

This is how thick the concrete was was that we were busting out. 

We decided on bead board walls... Which I just LOVE!!! 

This was the shower, we got rid of the hallway cabinets so that we could extend the shower and make it 1' wider. It was really awkward before being a 2'x3' shower, 3'x3' is so much better! 

And NOW!!!!!

The beautiful shower!! Biff tiles like a professional now! He did such an amazing job! 
He tiled the doorway in Peacock slate (same tile we will be putting on the sun room floor) to give the bathroom a more masculine feel. I wanted it to be pretty but still masculine since it is Bryce's bathroom. 

I love the way the slate looks with the green walls! 

We chose textured wallpaper for the top part of the wall. This turned out really cool! It adds a little pop in a small area that we can't do much decorating in! Plus Biff trimmed the window out all fancy! I think it's perfect!! Exactly what I pictured it being like! (Actually it's better)  

We decided on a small toilet and small pedestal sink so it would give the bathroom a little bit of extra room. 

We are so happy with it and SO glad to be DONE with it. This small room was a lot of work! BUT SO WORTH IT! 

A special thanks to my neighbor Jamie for helping me put up the wallpaper!!! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do you need an outdoor living space? 

Biff is an amazing builder and he has some free time right now. He builds Pergolas, decks and fences! Of course he builds EVERYTHING but these are the things he enjoys doing the most. 

If you are local and would like for Biff to come out and give you an estimate then please email us at TexasOutdoorLiving(at)ymail(dot)com

Please look around our blog for other pictures of all of Biff's work he has done at our house! Here are a few of our new back patio. 

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(he built the picnic table too!)

Below I have posted some pictures of other things that he has done. 

Thanks for looking and please keep him in mind if you ever need anything!!! 

~Amanda :) 
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