We have this odd sized closet in the hallway. It’s to far off the floor to be a utility closet and there are no shelves so not a linen closet.
When we moved in we removed the door and never did anything to the nook that was left. It became a catch all of change and my jewelry. For a long time I thought it would be nice to build shelves to finish off the hallway look. Here is my work in progress…
I still have to add trim to hide the furring strips and quarter round on the bottom shelf and it will be done! I know you can’t wait to see the whole thing.
Remember way back when, I started the EASY basement bathroom reno? Yeah me either 🙂
Any who we hit a few road bumps and I had to bring in a plumber to help finish the job. So much for an easy quick project. After taking a look at the plumbing he was shock that there were no shut offs either. A few hours of him banging around the old sink was out and I was able to install the new floor. Which would have been easy if the floor was square. Cutting peel and stick tile out around pipes and the toilet was not fun! He came back a few days later to put the new sink in, again not as easy as I thought it would be. Here is a peek back at the old bathroom.
Are you ready for this…?
It looks sooooo much better, yes it turned out to be a pain in the ass but some projects are just like that. Here is a side by side look.
Well I did it… well not all of it, but most of it. One second I was just weeding and doing normal yard work, and the next I was chopping down the large pricker bushes. I didn’t do as much as I originally planned on doing, but I’m very happy with the outcome!
DAY 1 ( rip em out)
I wanted to transplant all the pachysandra to the side of the house but it was just to hard to dig it all up. So I ripped it out, I know, I know lame. I’m paying for it though, my arms are killing me!
I bought 5 new bushes to plant as well. They are tiny right now but next summer they will look great. Girls on a budget but at 6 bucks a pop not to shabby. Here is what they will look like one day
I messed around a bit more with photoshop last night. What do you all think? YAY or NAY??
As in ripping out the weeds…
Take a look at our backyard a few years back (sorry crappy picture). This was taken the day we closed on the house. It was also one of the 1st things that had to go. I grew up with an apple tree and know how high maintenance they can be.
Once the tree was gone I went around and ripped pretty much everything else out. The pervious owner once had what I can only imagine was once a beautiful garden. By the time we bought the house it was so over grown and just ugly, it all had to go bye bye.
I’ve spent the past two summers ripping out flower beds and planting grass. This is what we had last summer.
Notice the Bush like thing in the back right of these pictures??
It never really bugged me, it helped block the view of the apartment buildings (YUCK). But by the end of last summer they were so over grown and heavy looking they had to go. Last weekend I let the ripping start, OUT they came! Now keep in mind its just the beginning of Spring here so nothing has bloomed.
Btw check out the new patio set! and the rest of the yard so far!
I would like to plant some cheap but tall tree/ bushes along the fence but thats down the road…
isn’t photoshop fun 🙂
Continuing on my basement reno projects, the small CREEPY bathroom is next on my list. It’s really great to have the extra bathroom down there, but eww it’s just creepy. In-fact I’ve never used it.
Don’t try to adjust the color you are seeing. The wall are a lovely shade of peach. The lights give off nothing but a peach color, kinda oompa loompa. Now my plan for this bathroom redo is going to be cheap and easy. My goal is to keep it under $200 bucks. I’m going to use the paint left over from my master bath redo. The rest is going to be instock items at Lowes or Homedepot. Here is a sneak peek into what I’d like to do!
Grand total would be $127.22 before tax also if they have these items in stock. Wish me luck!
As you know I kinda enjoy some photoshop magic! Last night I thought what if the hubby and I came into lots of money…? Well for starters I would have an awesome wardrobe DUH! But after that I would work on the house and make it how I see it in my head! Our main bathroom right not is BLUE all BLUE! It’s a great size and works fine, just not my taste.
Don’t you just love the blue sinks?? But like I said its a great size bathroom and functions just fine. Here is what in a perfect world made of free bathroom tile and fixtures would look like!
So anyone want to help me with a new bathroom fund and donate to me 🙂