Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sun room

This another recent room redo. Before this room had disgusting rainbow carpet, plywood walls and no charm whatsoever. After a few hours of nailing up cedar shake and putting in bamboo floors this room is a site to behold. Bright and cozy, this room just begs you to sip some oolong in it.

Nothing evokes nostalgic feelings more than a crank record player, add in a glass of Drambouie and you are all set.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Water closet

Here is my quick and easy bathroom redo...
I hated the white skip trawled walls, and blue diamond linoleum that made up my guest bathroom, disgusting... I was trying for months to think of something interesting to do to cover them up. Thinking, thinking, then yesterday I was at a thrift store buying some glass and the little old lady wrapped my fragile ware in an old clothing pattern. I loved the texture and the worn out look. When I got home I ripped through my fabric cupboard to locate the 14 vintage patterns I bought a year ago at a tag sale. I knew I would use these one day! Some watered down mod podge later and wa la!

Reclaimed flooring will be the finishing detail.

I was a bit terrified as to what my Husband
would say when he got home from work...
This stuff is officially un-removable.
Good thing I love it!

I am still planning on finishing up a few more details,
Such as crown moulding and maybe some black trim.

It's so cozy I wanted to eat my dinner in there.
Maybe I will post a picture of that later.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Adventures in Landscaping

The house is still very much a work in progress, although everything is coming along nicely. If only I could find some willing soul to go up on that ladder and finishing painting!

Here we are, the muscle behind this operation. We tried to pull the bush's out with my Honda Pilot... didn't work. We considered firing up my husbands chainsaw, and then we considered the consequence of that... like lost limbs! We ultimately decided to cut the bush down the good old fashioned way. It worked like a charm, our luck may have had something to do with our matching outfits,which was pure coincidence.
This is the house before we got our hands on it, those bushes were horrific and the porch was rotting.!