Magdalene, Week 3 Renovation

Week 3 started with an “off” day on Monday. That “off” day was basically a work day because our yard at our house needed to be mowed and edged, the whole nine yards. The house also needed some tidying up and grabbing a few more things, especially some of the boy’s toys that we just couldn’t seem to part with. So they will be stored downstairs in my parent’s basement. The next day was our little man, Harvey’s first birthday. So we celebrated his birthday by going to our favorite creek and eating cake and getting some ice cream.

Wednesday we basically were trying to get back into the routine of work and I decided I needed to catch up on some much needed internet/blog/business work. But Thursday is when we got back down to business. Painting was on the agenda. Painting of the walls and the cabinets. For wall color we chose White from Behr. We chose the Paint + Primer to ensure there was great coverage of the 50 year old Zolatone. As for the cabinets, we decided to go with a gray color. Granite Gray to be exact. The brand is Glidden and it also is a Paint + Primer. We had just a tad bit more sanding to do before we could tackle to the painting of the cabinets. After painting I decided I wanted some upper cabinets removed to really open the space. It doesn’t feel so cluttered right when you step inside now.


The white paint drastically changed the vibe in this trailer. It’s amazing what paint can do. It’s definitely brighter inside. Once most of the painting was accomplished, Zach started installing the Vinyl Plank floor. White Maple from Allure. Underneath the flooring we used a 2 in 1 vapor and silent barrier flooring underlayment. It seems like a really great product. Almost had a rubber texture to it which we know will add to resisting any water to ensure years of great subfloor.

While installing the floor Magdalene’s new black tank was delivered. We were or so excited because this was the missing piece as to why Zach couldn’t install the bathroom subfloor yet. The holding tank was purchased from and at a fraction of the cost from another well known company. We use VTS many a times.. I get angry at Zach because after we order something he realizes we need something else.. and I am one who hates to pay for shipping. So our orders through VTS are usually very big orders. But once Zach installed the tank, galvanized steel box he made, and the rear subfloor he finished the flooring throughout Magdalene. I am so happy with the way the flooring looks. The colors go so well with the wall and cabinet colors. Our week was cut short a bit due to a weekend in Memphis, but taking a break from work is needed at times. But that also means that we lose time and will stress to reach our deadline. Life goes on and work still remains. We just have to “Stay Steady”. 

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