We've been redoing our stairs for what feels like a year now. The stairs were decent looking with that sort of shabby chic look, but thats not really our style. So for us, they needed some more work, specifically a lot of sanding and staining. Oh and of course a few liberal coats of polyurethane.
We have talked about the kitchen before and about how it's not our favorite room. It's a room we use everyday, but until we can save up enough moolah to replace the cabinets, tile, appliances, lighting, etc, we have to make small inexpensive changes that keep us happy. It was time to spruce up the plain white on white kitchen tile.
The nice thing about having a big yard is that the dogs can really run and play and stretch their legs. This would be the case except when the yard is completely covered in ivy and low, thick, prickly brush, and there is no fence surrounding it. So even with all this space, there was none that our dogs could really get out and take advantage of. So we decided to fix that with some machete skills and a quick trip to H
It's official, we have finally been home owners for a whole year and we couldn't be more happy with our decision! We made it through all of our projects without killing each other, and the house is still standing. The inside is finally feeling like our home. We still have so much to do, and we like it that way. We wouldn't want to finish all the projects in one year. What would be the fun in that?
The first time we took a tour of what is now our house, it was unoccupied. The former owners paid to have it staged with furniture that was not so much our taste. Of course we knew we weren’t buying the furniture, so it didn’t really matter.
The side tables in our bedroom have been a bit difficult to place. At first, they wouldn’t fit where we had the bed, so we moved the bed and changed the layout of the room. The tables then sat on a wall under the window with an uneven floor. We shimmed them, which worked fine, but they still took up way to much floor space and we also just started using them to store random stuff. You can see in this post that
We have discussed the paint color in our house before, and how it really just isn’t our jam. I am beginning to think we look crazy. In every photo we take it never looks “purplish” or “pinky” like we claim. But we promise, it really does, or it did. So for demonstration purposes, lets just pretend the living room looked like this: See…Now we don’t look nuts. Right? Maybe not. Ok an
We got rid of the cabinet doors in our kitchen because the laminant was coming off and they were sagging a bit. It was an easy job with a big payoff. This is just a temporary fix to keep us happy until the kitchen overhaul happens.