The dust is GONE. Thanks to some heavy mopping, sweeping, swiffering and elbow grease. It all paid off…the floors, baseboards and DIY projects look great and Sean and I couldn’t be happier.
During (this is when I wanted to stick hot pokers in my eyes):
We put a 2 foot frame around the master bedroom and had carpet installed in the middle. Something funky and warm.
The spare room is totally empty. Can’t say that Im hating that.
We had a few things patched in the bathroom and some new hardware (faucets etc) put in. I learned how to install a shower head too! Against the nudging of some people I know, we didn’t get a bathroom remodel. I know that “modern” is in right now, but I am in love with the original tile this house came with, and won’t get rid of it. We even had the toothbrush/soap holders ordered and installed to bring back the early 60’s feel.
My new favorite room in the house. FOOD NETWORK needs to have a show in here. Only 5 people would watch, but I swear, I want to eat off these floors.
A new home for all my suitcases. Ready to be packed and whisked away to some foreign land.
And…..one of my favorite things we did…..our first DIY project (well, kinda).
This was the closet at the end of our hallway. Kinda weird and non-functional. And full of fingerprints ALL the time. And it used to be a gun closet. Creepy. I’m just sayin.’.
And we turned it into a mini-office/workspace. No longer will the laptop and bills be sitting on the kitchen counter!
I’m so happy with it. I’m still playing with the idea of wallpapering/painting the inside, but this was exactly what we envisioned and will be much more functional for our living space.
I am so happy it is done, and have really enjoyed (in spite of the dust) the learning process of “how” things are put together and taken apart. I didn’t realize how much of a diffrence new baseboards can make. I highly recommend cutting/painting and installing your own–it’s not too difficult (we paid to have ours done, so I could learn “how to”) and totally a DIY project you can do! We also worked with some great people, who I will use again in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone if you need painting/woodwork/tile-work or general handy-man services. They were efficient, fast, reasonably priced and kind.
So, there you have it!! Our “new” house. We are enjoying it so very much….
My friend, Avelene, works for a PR firm that is partnering up with “The Wharehouse Sale” to publicize a HUGE denim sale this weekend. 7 for All Mankind is having an ENORMOUS Wharehouse sale and you should go!!!
Here is the link to find out more info. Go and buy some fancy, fabulous threads!