Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Funday

We took a break from home improving, but it was time to get back to it.  We move in a few weeks.  Once we move it we will still have things such as a back splash to add and a fire pit to dig.  In a few years I really want to redo the master bathroom!

There are somethings such as the floors and painting we want done for move in.  We are giving all the closets a fresh coat of paint and today we painted our spare room.  We are using it as a kid play room until we have a kid and need a room for them.  There are 13 kids in our family and this way there is a place for them to play and be loud and we can put all our old childhood stuff in the room.

We were going to paint a chalk board on the wall, but then Ed decided to just have us paint one whole wall.  After painting we realized the other wall had been chalk board painted previously so now they have a whole room.  However,  the chalk flows onto the floor so Eddie will be building something around the base boards to catch it all.

Mix unsanded tile grout in with paint!

Turns out this wall was already painted in chalkboard paint!

Afterwards we decided to do a little yard work while we waited on pizza.  Gigi calls it "lab" work.  We wanted to remove the dead shrubs.  We will plant a little for this summer, but in the fall we are killing the yard and restarting since it hasn't been taken care of.  Ed's mom was lining all of our cabinets while we were doing all of this.  I am so excited because I hate lining stuff.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


IN LOVE WITH OUR NEW FLOORS!!!  We had them installed today and the house looks so amazingly different.

Riping up the new floor showed some floors underneath we didn't know about

The finished products are awesome!  It's worth investing in good flooring and never by the cheapest padding.  You want at least a step up and one with a moisture barrier.  You may get the spill up on the surface, but without a moisture barrier you could get growth underneath from it leaking through.

We put dark Walnut laminate downstairs and carpet in the hall and master bedroom!  Love how soft the carpet is!

I highly recommend this tiny paint roller form DOLLAR TREE.  It saved us painting around the banister on the stairs.  One of the best tools we had.

Eddie sure is getting his workout from his "honey-do" list.  He creates half for himself.  Family is helping so much!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sometimes you can't scrub all the paint off

We have almost finished all the painting!  We just have to finish the edges and painting the hallway.  It used to be an ugly pink/tan color so we are painting it a clay color a tad darker than the apricot accent wall in the family room.

Eddie painted the living room ceiling and I am painting the closets to brighten up the white.  The KILZ white paint is the hardest to remove from your clothes and skin. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Painting Day!

YAAAY  Maggie came home.  Poor pup had been getting sick in the house and if a dog is sick for more than 24 hours you should take them to the vet ASAP!  We have to change her diet and give her a few pills, but she should be A-okay now!

I am still trying to scrub the paint off of my hands and arms!

Today was a major leap towards the home of our own the way that we want.  Eddie spent the day demoing some of the garage and soon he will be building the shelves and what not how he wants.

Some fabulous women helped paint.  First up was covering the horrible purple in the guest room so that we can paint it mint green tomorrow.

Next was painting the mancave and completing the stairs for the fabulous print!!

Finally we started on the family room!!! We will finish tomorrow with some other friends.  We are so thankful for all of the help and are so very lucky!

Then our Realtor dropped of some gorgeous tables for us and Ed's mom and Mutti came by and so did my parents.  Such a fun day!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Out with the old

First to go (other than the dirt) are the tiny flowers painted on the stairs.  We washed the whole house and are going to KILZ all the closets.  My awesome little is going to paint a chevron print on our stairs.  We are super excited.  BYE BYE random flowers!!!