Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Yellow may not be so sunny

Isn't yellow suppose to be a happy, bright and cheerful color? It isn't when you're trying to cover it up! The girls' room is good sized for our tiny house, coming in at 11 feet x 10 feet. I really didn't think I'd be needing more than a gallon of paint to finish the job but the yellow will not go away! After two coats of paint and primer in one, you can still see just the slightest bit of yellow. Hopefully after one more coat I can start freshening up the trim and getting the room put back together.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Being stuck in the "polar vortex" with 15 inches of snow has cooped me up in our tiny house with lots of time to think in between the cabin fever squeals from the girls. 2013 was good but hard at the same time for us. Definitely not the glamorous trouble free blog-able life but we're all healthy. My girls turned 1 and 6 in 2013. My husband and I made our 10th Anniversary. I got a phone that could text... not that I text another that often, but I can if I want to! And I joined Instagram... which I've been sucked into and I love! I had a great year doing lots of fairs and shows selling my handmade wears.

So watch out, that's what I'm going to blog about! My real life. Hope to see you lots this year!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Let the makeovers begin...

Hi all! If you're still here reading my blog I really appreciate it. It's no secret we've been trying to sell our house. It's been going on for 2 1/2 years. We've worked with several different realtors and we've tried to sell by owner. Nothing is working and things in the housing market are just getting worse in our area and there is no end in sight. We have put so much money into this house on things like the roof, furnace, water heater, sump pump, well pump and tank not to mention all of the general fixing around the house that we just can't sell the house for $50,000 like the realtors want us to like the foreclosures are going for.
So, what's next? I'm on a painting/redecorating kick trying to make it our own again, trying to make us a little more comfortable. I am done living out of boxes and if it doesn't fit in this tiny house then I guess it's time to get rid of it.

First up is getting rid of the 2004 bathroom. This is the first thing we touched when we moved into this house in the summer of 2004. I have been digging and digging trying to find a picture of the bathroom from when we first moved in but I haven't found one yet. So this is what it looks like today and what it has looked like since 2004... Don't you love my yellow sponged walls? Hey, it was better than the ivy wall paper that was there before.

I even got Lidia to willingly help take down the fishing wall paper border. A little hot water in a spray bottle and a lot of peeling and it was off in no time.

And this is where I'm headed. Something bright and clean. Lots of white and some classic bead board for this 1946 house.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Budget Kitchen Makeover

It's no secret that I hate our kitchen. I know hate is a strong word but it has just never worked for me. Two major appliances randomly on walls by themselves is the biggest problem on top of no counter space. Over the weekend we made one of these worse and one better.

My kitchen on Sunday:

My kitchen on Monday night: 

Oh my gosh, despite losing half of my counter space, I am in love!! It feels more like a kitchen already. The fridge is opening the wrong way which has been very annoying but it's not randomly off on a wall by itself anymore!

Here are another before and after shot, real life dishes, messes, Elephant & Piggie posters and all....

and after:
Our table is temporarily in the living room and the big brown cabinet we borrowed from another room to hold what was in the cabinets we took out until we work everything out.