5.16.2011

A Project House Update

I had written this post a little while ago and then made some changes to it last Wednesday, right before Blogger had all their problems. Apparently my changes didn't save and since I can't remember what they were, we're basically back to the original post. {sigh} Blogger...you reminded me why I slowed down on blogging - it takes up way too much of my time and emotion when you don't work! At any rate, here's the latest with the Project House...

It has been a little while since I've done an update on the Project House (PH), so I figured it was about time to catch you up on recent purchases and changes. As I mentioned last time, we got a sweet deal a stainless steel- inside and out - dishwasher for the PH which caused me to do a major {happy dance}. We also purchased a new washer/dryer set (clearance + extra % off + free delivery) for our house, which means the stack that we've had for the last 11 years is moving to the PH {insert second happy dance here}. We did a little Craigslist shopping and found a large, like-new vent hood/microwave (which helps free-up counter space), trash compactor, and a Corian counter top with Kohler sink that we're going to use for an island prep area. {major Craigslist happy dancing} Since we chopped the project down to size (as I talked about HERE), that means we only need one queen mattress set and two twin sets, and since I last updated, we were able to get a twin box spring (like new) - for free. Gotta love those freebies!

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You'll also notice that I did my first ever idea board - all you professionals, please don't laugh. It should help give you some idea of where I'm going with the living room scheme. The brown and aqua colors were originally planned for the third bedroom, but when we cut it out, the stuff all had to move to the living room since I already had bedding purchased for the other bedrooms. This has created two challanges:
1) The couch I was planning to use from our living room no longer works for two reasons: the color and it isn't a hide-a-bed and we'll need one now that it's only two bedrooms. We have a couple of options - recover the hide-a-bed that is currently in our basement (big $$$ unless we learn how to upholster - always a possibility), or look to Ikea for some cheaper options. Does anyone know anything about upholstery??
2) I have to come up with a unique use for the fabric as it was originally intended to cover one single window, and now it has to cover two sets of double windows. I'm thinking some sort of valance mis-treatment, but I'm open to ideas...

So that's what we've been up to. Next time I'll give you a little sneak peak at the colors I've decided to go with in the kitchen - very cheerful! I'll also see about scanning in the plans for the new house layout so you can get a better idea of what we're working on and give you an update of how the house de-construction is coming (here's a hint: very slowly!). What projects are you working on?

1 comment:

  1. Your idea board is so cool! Way to be creative and tech savvy...
    I found a super easy DIY valance tutorial. Check it on pinterest. ;)

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