Rainy Day = Project Day

I wanted to thank everyone who decided to help me out with my mystery project. Thanks to Grandma, Chris, Coach, and a few others, my collection of toilet paper and paper towel rolls is growing!

Thanks everyone!

I’m pretty sure my family has given up hope that I will ever be completely normal, and the people at Coach have just gotten used to my antics (Ask them someday about the “White Girl Seizure”..) so when I started asking for empty toilet paper rolls, no one even blinked an eye!

The weather is comepletely miserable out and since I finished reading the trio of Hunger Games books (amazing, really. You should read them! I managed to put away all three books in just over 4 days.) I have to find something else to do until someone recommends a new book (hint hint hint), and my nook re-charges.

So on that note, I am off to watch more paint dry!


1 Year Later: Part 3

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out yesterdays posts! It was a huge traffic day (for me) and I was really excited to see that people actually read what I post about the house. Feel free to subscribe to the blog, or follow the twitter for more frequent (and shorter!) updates!

Moving on with the tour:

After exiting the office, if you will please take a left and continue up the stairs, we will be entering the master bedroom.

When we first looked at the house we had a hard time deciding which room we were going to tackle as the “Master Bedroom” project. The final decision was based on the amount of “stuff” already in the room. The room we chose didn’t have a rug, and there was just less furniture to move out. It was also the “most recently” lived in (if 17 years vs 30+ counts as recent!).

Better floors, less furniture

Holy Wallpaper...

We have a window!

With the help of some serious blood, sweat and tears on the part of Chris, Kerry and myself over the course of MANY days, we were able to get the 5, yes – 5, layers of wallpaper off.

Thanks Kerry!!

Down a few layers

We also had a teeny, tiny, no big deal situation with one of the walls…

There was also a small problem with the wall....

It didn’t really exist. So Chris re-built it. No big deal!


It’s a pretty dramatic before and after!

Here’s the final “after” (at the moment! The bedroom is on my list of projects!)

Remember the wall??

Other side

We’ve made a few changes since these pictures were taken this summer, but not enough for me to go re-take them yet! I want to do some serious work on the walls in this room. There’s NOTHING on them! It’s pretty sad looking. I’m also trying to make the short wall (there will be a whole other post on that soon.) useful. It’s a tough space to work with.

So that’s all for now. We have done a ton of work in the 1 year we’ve been working on the house, but believe me, there is PLENTY more to do! Thanks again for checking out the site, and make sure to bookmark, subscribe, or follow me on Twitter to stay on top of all the updates!