Don’t you just love home improvement shows? I do, I am a sucker for makeover shows!
However, once you are actually living in a fixer upper and doing the work yourself.. you quickly learn that your reality might look a little different than your favorite reality shows.. right!?
We’ve been in our current fixer for about 2 1/2 years. It has been quite the process and I am continuing to learn how to embrace it and be ok in the messy middle.
There is definitely something gratifying about completing a project yourself.. about working on a budget and coming up with creative solutions ( i mean if someone offered to do the work for me or fund my project i wouldn’t argue. lol).
A little Archive from our previous house. Really miss this wood wall!
Not sure what other families do at 11pm on a Sunday night… but around here we decide it’s a good time to work on a house project! I mean the kids are all asleep and you can finally have a quiet moment to think & create.
(For all you morning people – this may not work for you… maybe you can wake up at like 4:30am..?
Also, it definitely works to our advantage that our kids can sleep through a compressor going on & off and a nail gun.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!!! Happy 2015 to you all!
Here is a little peak of what we did on our winter break.
Mission: Office/Creative Space – Painted Concrete Floor
I forgot to take a true before picture – but you can picture with me a space with off white carpet and some accidental paint spills on it … not sure who did that!? LOL. Off white carpet and a creative space do not mix well …. at least not for me!!
So we (and by “we” i really mean my husband) ripped out the carpet and the prep for painting began.