Sunday, June 12, 2011

Design on a Dime...

So we spent a lot of time this weekend getting our house ready to maybe put on the market. We have been thinking about it for a long time and finally decided that it was time for us to get the last few items in order before we made the big decision.  Don't get me wrong, we had a lot of fun this weekend too, like another trip to the pool with all of A's cousins!

 But majority of the time was spend doing house projects...which meant A was stuck in "jail" aka her pack and play. Trust me, there is a reason we call it jail...she is not a huge fan. We started by turning our office into another bedroom. Since we have our room and A's room we just turned the other small room into an office. However, apparently when you are selling (or thinking about it as our case might be) you need to have all rooms displayed as bedrooms. That was not a huge deal, but did take some heavy lifting from A's Uncle Jesse.

Next we cleaned out the storage space we have on the top floor. Although we only used it for storage (duh) apparently the less s&$% you have up there makes someone think there is a whole lot more space. So after a few car trips to my parent's house to store majority of our stuff, we have a nice, clean storage space that is calling out to hoarders all over the city!

Our final project of the day was to replace the baseboards in the kitchen. Now, this was a task that even I did not see coming. Let me preface this by saying my husband and I are not "do it yourself" kind of people. There are a lot of other qualities we have, but fixing up our house is not really one of them. So as we headed to Lowe's this morning with A to get baseboard we knew we were in for an adventure.

Once A conked out for her afternoon nap we pulled out the tools and set to work. First, we ripped up the other baseboards...easy. Then we measure and cut the new baseboard...a bit more challenging. Then we lined up edges, painted, and screwed in the new baseboard...much harder than planned.

If opposites really attract, then my husband and I are a match made in heaven...if not we are probably going to kill each other in a few years :) Normally, when we attempt to do a home improvement project together (read...put together an IKEA bookshelf) we normally end up in a massive fight, with my husband bleeding and me yelling. Not the best sight, so today we decided to improve on our communication and set to work on our baseboard.

We laughed and measured, while we cut and hung out, and it turned out to be the best time! No one got hurt...well seriously, and the kitchen looks amazing. Since we had to line up a few corners that were out in the open we needed to make sure they looked pretty I dug through my craft box (thank you, me, for being a serial hobbyist who can never do one hobby for more than a week) and found a small bottle of white acrylic paint....the corners are now perfect! Then we decided the screws needed to be covered too...nothing a little white paint and some q-tips couldn't handle.

Needless to say, I don't want a Holmes Inspection, but I think we did a bang up job...and no one screamed (too loudly) or bled (for more than 5 minutes).

A job well done!

Daily Mom (aka Home Improvement Specialist)

1 comment:

  1. Well done! Things can get dicey when my husband and I try to do a project together too. As much as I've hated not being a big part of our home renovation (dang kids, can't they watch themselves?) it has probably saved our marriage. Our dining room is almost done. The last step is crown molding. I plan to stay far away from that project! Far, far away!


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