Wednesday Weekly Remodel Update – 2/24/16 – Remodel Issues

Good Old House Remodel Issues…

If you missed any of my past updates please check them out here.

I missed posting an update last week.  Sorry about that.  We had a remodel issue come up and frankly I was so discouraged/upset/confused/and things were so ‘up in the air’ that I honestly couldn’t write about it. We learned a lot in a week.

Here is the deal.

Before the drywall starting going up we noticed some mold in some areas of the house.  It appeared to be just surface mold so our contractor sprayed it with a solution that was supposed to kill it.   Drywall was started.  For our own peace of mind, we ordered a mold test before it was started to see if it was all gone (and got the results back a few days after they had drywalled a good portion of the house) and what do you know, it was not.  (Some of the mold may have come with the house but some of the mold was found upstairs in the new part of the house. We did have lots of rain this year and some of the new wood framing was exposed to the elements for quite some time.  Florida is a hot and humid place and mold is a known issue here.)  We’ve since had 2 mold tests (the first one seemed ‘off’ so our contractor sent another guy, who was WAY more thorough!!!) and are awaiting results from the second one.  We think that the areas in question will just need to get scrubbed clean and all will be well again, but we are waiting for the results to see if further action is needed.  Soooooo, the job is on hold until we get it all figured out and fixed.  The drywall was looking so good and we appeared to be on track, but once we got this test result we had to stop everything.  You see, some of the drywall might need to come down to get to the mold behind it but honestly we just aren’t sure yet.  The whole situation sucks and we hope to be back on track on soon!  One thing is for sure, we do not want mold in our house.


The pool has begun!  We will probably be able to swim in our pool before we can sleep in our house.  LOL

Pool has begun!


Here is what the drywall looks like so far.  Sorry, not the best photos.  I didn’t have my ‘good’ camera with me so these were taken on my iPhone.  The lighting is not the greatest in the house yet either.

Exterior Paint Color…

In case you missed my Facebook or Instagram post….I finally got some sample paint colors to try out on our house.  I am leaning towards one but am not sure yet.  What do you think?  By the way, these samples look way different than the 2 x 3 inch piece of paper you pick up at the paint store.  They also look so different in the shade vs. the sunlight.  Decisions, decisions! I was thinking I liked the look of the gray stucco but wanted something a bit more beige.  These all came out way beiger than I thought but I do like them.

The colors are as follows, from left to right…Yes, these are the same three colors.  Don’t they look so different in the shade vs. the sunlight?  Which is your favorite? Left picture is in the sunlight and right is in the shade.

1.  Windsor Greige (which to me does not look ‘gray’ at all)

2.  Sand Bar

3.  Sand Beach


4.  None of the above

We need to decide soon cause they are scheduled to begin painting on Monday.  Whoot whoot!  The inside of the house might be in shambles but at least the outside will start to look ‘finished’. 🙂


On my last post I mentioned that they were going to be laying down some cement on the side of the house and at the entrance of the house.  Those were both finished and look good.  We will be laying tiles down on this area, eventually.

New cement poured.
New cement poured.

DIY Projects???

I haven’t posted a DIY project in a long time.  Does anyone have one to share with me/us?  I haven’t done any projects in a long time.  I’m waiting to move into the House house first. Please Contact me if you have something to share.  Thanks!

We hope to be back on track by the next weekly update with no more house remodel issues!  Say a little prayer for us.


  • Reply Heather Condo February 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Hi Jody. Sorry about the mold issue. That does suck. At least you can do a test and get it taken care of before hand.

    I like the second color Sand Bar. It’s a beautiful and light.
    Hoping everything goes well from here. ~Heather

    • Reply Jodi House February 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Heather! It stinks but glad we caught it and can take care of it!

      Sand Bar is my favorite too! Thanks for your input.

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