When we went to Cedar Rapids for my niece’s benefit we had time to kill in between the time we had to drop the silent auction items off at and what time the benefit started so we made plans to stop at our son Buck’s house. He has been remodeling his house and we thought we’d check out what he’s been up to.
Before we even got to his house we stopped at an estate sale that was across the road from his house. The first thing I noticed when we walked in were this set of bowls. Anyone who collects dishes knows that these are vintage Fire King nesting bowls. I know Kayla has been looking for a set. We found these for $50. I messaged her and yes, she wanted them.
Kayla has been looking for some for a long time. They can be pretty pricey though. She hasn’t seen them for under $100. This was a deal.
Kayla loves all this glass, nesting bowl, Fire King and Pyrex.
After the estate sale we went to Buck’s. He has ripped his house apart to the point that he can’t really live there. He installed this tile in the bathroom. He hasn’t done anything like that before but with a little hands on tutorial from his buddy, he figured it out.
That built his confidence so he went on and did the kitchen and bathroom floor.
He’s planning a whole kitchen remodel now. You know how it is…you start one project and it leads to more and more projects. The cupboards are going to get painted white…new sink, counter tops and appliances too. He’s trying to do a lot himself or calling in favors from buddies and helping them.
Here’s his back deck….
Cover with JUNK! He said he’s working up to getting a full load for a run to the dump.
From there he showed us his upstairs bathroom….
I forgot to take a picture but that too was ripped apart. Completely ripped apart. He said while waiting for people to show up to help him get his downstairs projects figured our, he got bored and ripped apart the upstairs bathroom too. Oh my!
He’s making some amazing improvements and once they are done, he’ll have all the “problem” areas of his house tackled. The value of his house will for sure increase.
I remember being ambitious and wanting to rip and remodel. Thank goodness I have passed that stage. I’m not interested in remodeling anymore-ever again. Refinish a piece of furniture, that’s great…house remodeling, no thank you.