During the One Room Challenge 2017 we gave an old pair of end tables a low-cost makeover. We needed them in our Family Style Family Room but I didn’t want to spend money for new tables. These ugly things had been sitting in our basement for a really long time. I’m not sure why it took me so long to think of making them over, but once I did it didn’t take much effort to give them a fresh new look.
You’ve never seen a picture of my kitchen (at least I hope not) and I promise you there is a very good reason. We bought this house because of the location, layout and potential. We did not buy it because of the kitchen. It’s fine, it’s functional and its hid-e-ous. Yet, every time I think about renovating it I choose a different project. A kitchen remodel is overwhelming in every way. So many choices, so much time, so much mess and soooo much money. With the cost of kitchens these days you can do like 700 other house projects or one kitchen.
Welcome back to our One Room Challenge Week Four! I’ll give you a quick update on the furnishings and then show you the progress Mike has made on the wood wall during the last week. I was adjusting to my first week at a new job so I didn’t get as much done as I might normally, but I’m getting in a groove and trying to catch up. If you haven’t seen our vision boards, check them out here! [Read more…]
One Room Challenge Week Three is here! Last week I showed you my vision boards and since then I’ve been shopping for all of the farmhouse style family room decor. I’ve been to most of my favorite bargain shopping places, but I also have found things around the house that I can re-purpose for this room. This will help me stay in budget for the project.
Although husband was going to start the wood wall last week, I took too long to make up my mind about the style(this is not a new occurrence). So we’ve moved that project to this weekend. The wall treatment I finally chose is pretty unique and I’m really excited to show it to you! I think it will complete our farmhouse style family room perfectly.
Friends are often asking Mike which tools they need for projects. Sometimes they ask me too, but I just give them a blank confused stare, refer them back to the husband, and continue looking at pretty things. I do know that the right tools are important, I mean they must be since there are sooo many in my garage. I asked Mike to write a shopping list to help you be the best Fixer Upper you can be. He also made you an easy printable list of power and hand tools to bring with you to the store. There are many more power tools, but Mike says these are the best five to start with and relatively easy to operate. Here is his list of Five Beginner Power Tools for Every Fixer Upper.
When we bought this house almost three years ago, every inch of the trim was brown wood. That was the style when it was built in 1986, but it made the house incredibly dated and dark.
I needed a piece of furniture for our entryway and I really wanted to get something with that chippy paint finish I love. Every piece I saw was out of my budget so I decided to find something old and paint it myself. I really wanted to try milk paint after seeing some cute pieces on Pinterest.