Ted built an entertainment center in October to hold the TV, speakers, electronics, etc.:
He designed it all before hand and cut the pieces of wood to size. I helped with the assembly and did the painting. It fills the niche in the wall where the 3rd bedroom closet would be, that is now part of our living room area. We got the Harry Potter blu-rays for Christmas (playing on the TV).
In December we decided to finally purchase and install a dishwasher, with the help of our dads (thanks!!). Ted removed the cabinets and silverware drawer in order to fit the dishwasher here:
He cut down the other cabinets to the left of the sink and installed the silverware drawer over there as well. After washing dishes by hand every night for the last few years, we are very excited to have this quiet Bosch do the work for us from now on!
That wraps up our work on the house for 2011. I think the biggest project was remodeling the bathroom, and hopefully we'll remodel the other bathroom next year. We'll keep you posted on renovations for 2012!