Friday, July 12, 2013

Stick Stick Stuck

Good-Bye horrible green bathroom floor!  We plan on eventually gutting the master bath for a tub, better vanity, and floors, but until then we simply had to get rid of the gross floor.  I know people have differing tastes, but YUCK!

A very inexpensive quick fixer-upper is stick on tiles.  They look nice, are easy to install, and work well as a temporary solution.  They are also great for first time apartments or college dorms.  Ollie's has a bunch and so does Lowe's.  We have become regulars at Lowe's since buying the house.  I can even "kind of" find my way around now.

The adhesive backing can become a hazard.  A few tiles stuck to our feet and the sticky residue stayed on our hands.  Thank goodness for Goo-be-gone.  If you don't have any you have to invest.  This stuff is amazing and is so useful for everything.

 The green floor that didn't match anything in the bathroom.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

A few of my favorite things!

Wow!  We have been so busy moving and home improving that I haven't kept this up at all!  Everything is moved in and the unpacking is almost done.

We decided to take our time unpacking boxes so that we could decide where everything would/could go.  We didn't want to unpack everything and then be stuck playing a big game of Jenga to get it all in functional spaces.  With our kitchen I wanted it to be convenient for use.  Dishes near the dishwasher for easy unloading and pots near the stove for easy cooking.  We still have some more glasses to unpack & once our china hutch is here we can unpack all our china and spare silverware into it.

 I love the fun kitchen organizers that came with the house!  Pulling out the shelves to get to pots & pans saves so much frustration.

Next step for the kitchen is a back splash around the counters!