Sunday, May 12, 2019

Take it Outside!!

Yes, Take it Outside!!

and that's what I've done and still doing. I stumbled upon "Love your Garden and Big Dreams, Small Spaces" on Netflix.  Oh my. Check it out for inspiration to Get Er Done. Annnnd, it's a sneaky way to trick your mind into getting in exercise.

NEW BED to highlight Fountain






FOUNTAIN AREA BEFORE PIC


CLEANED OUT MY FLOWERBED.  LILLIES WERE TAKING OVER

MORE CLEANING AND ADDITION OF PINE STRAW


I WILL ADD PLANTS TO THE STAND, LATER (ALLEY FIND)





BEFORE FLOWERBED 

AFTER
BEFORE





BEFORE - RIGHT SIDE

AFTER LEFT SIDE

AFTER RIGHT SIDE

AFTER RIGHT SIDE

MY SKETCHED PLAN :)


Sunday, March 31, 2019

updated - OMGoodness! - I said No Shoes in the House!!!

What I said (before) and as I rolled the carpet back in the hallway.  I'm slowing removing the carpet and replacing it with peel and stick tile.

We've been away for 4 years and my housesitters did not adhere to my No Shoes in the House Policy. OMG. My floors looked like the floor of an Outside Dog's House (Back when we kept dogs outside and had an asphalt roof house built for them). I knew the carpet looked bad, but when I rolled it back today ......  This is after 2 Professional Cleanings.

I've had multiple sinus infections upon returning .... I see why now. Oh well, Onward and Upward.

Here a few pics now of the Before and After. I'm in the middle of Mop N Glo applications. Getting a nice shiny wax on the new flooring.

HALLWAY BEFORE
HALLWAY AFTER 
A strip of dirty carpet from the hallway. A weight has been lifted. 

Office Doorway to Hall. I will replace the Office and Hallway tiles for a cleaner transition. Psst., look at that dirt!!!

OFFICE DOORWAY AFTER 


KITCHEN BEFORE. Laminate Wood with Hallway transition to carpet.
Kitchen AFTER to Peel and Stick Tile and No More Carpet Transition!!! 
AFTER View into Livingroom. Waxing the Floors today

AFTER View from Livingroom into Kitchen. New Flooring 

AFTER VIEW into Home Office from Livingroom 

02/12/2010 Carpet Installation Day. Red Room is now my Office. Installers are in the Hallway.

02/12/2010 pic #2. View from what's now the Office but without the wall that's there now. 


My contribution to Spring Cleaning :) 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

New Living Room Flooring - Peel N Stick Tile

Went over my options (budget and health) and went with Peel N Stick tile for the Living Room. Allergies no longer want to live with wall to wall carpet and the budget will not accommodate ... well, I'm semi-retired and "Ballin on a Budget" sooooo, peel n stick it was.

I shopped on a Friday. Started around 2pm with the installation. Stopped around 10 pm (did not work constantly). Started up again Saturday morning and finished around 2pm with a few remaining touch-ups to complete. 14 x 13 room. So, only 182 sf, but lot's of "uneven" angles and slightly uneven distance to the wall. 

I plan to make my way through the rest of the house by Summer's end. 3 Bedrooms, Hallway, and the Kitchen. I have the "floating" laminate flooring in the Kitchen. The Budget Buy from 2013 is making noise now, so I'll just return to peel n stick (ok and there were some DIY errors. eeks!!)




Before with a zillion rugs. I hate Recliner. There, I said it. moving along.



Lots of cutting, lots of "Is there an even distance of space in this house?!!"



Sunday, February 10, 2019

Closet in the Home Office - Done





Home Office Closet Finally DONE!! "All Things Worked Together for MY Good." Me after all this. 😂 I had planned to purchase 2 upper cabinets, but I glanced at the upper cabinets over my fridge,  checked the contents and found .... they were basically empty. 

I completed (ha!) my Kitchen reno back in 2012 and I didn't remember the uppers were different sizes. The one over the fridge was 36" and the one to the left was 30' ...  So I had to buy a 30" from Lowes. ... wellllllll, Lowes no longer sell the 30x15 .. only the 30x12 or 30x18. BUT it worked perfectly for purse shelf .. imagine that. Another item off the ole To Do List. 

My Closet measurements:
60" wide 
93" high
27" deep (w/o doors)
24" deep (w doors) 

Supplies purchased from Lowe's and Dollar General 
Not an exact breakdown because I had white paint, brushes and a sand block on hand 

Lowes:
Boards: 3- Common 1 in x 16 in x 6ft ... had them cut down to 5 ft - $15.48 ea
Unfinished Stock Cabinet: 1- 30 in x12 x 12 in in $50.40  
1 x 2 Furring Strips, Wall Paint, Drywall compound 3 @ 5/60 ea 

Dollar General:
Storage Boxes - 4 Sets of 2 for $8 16qt (16 3/4L x 11 7/8W x 7"H)
2 - 10 Gal (20 1/2L x 14 1/2W x13 3/8 H) $10 ea 

Installation equipment:
Power drill and driver
2" wood screws
Level (a MUST)
Pencil or Sharpie (my husband always grabs my sharpie)
Paint and paintbrush 

In and around $275 Total

I measured and marked (after painting) where I wanted my shelves and the cabinets

I can't begin to tell you how much more creative and inspiring my Home Office feels knowing I have a tidy space behind that door. 

A few before pics: 

We/I removed the wall back in 1999 ... the room was formerly my daughter's bedroom. Removed wall to increase the size of the Living room.  Hmmm, jury is still out if that accomplish my goal. In my mind, the house still felt compartmentalized. Oh well, I had my Mom to help me put the wall back (my family was in the process of moving back to the house. We've been gone for about 4 years). 


 

 


Previous view of Closet and room currently now being used as Home Office



*During* 




 



 






I'm telling you, I CAN feel the vibes from my new clean/organized space. Crazy, even with a door in front of it can be felt.  I love this.

I still have a little more work to do with corraling the plugs, but 10x's better. 10x's.