Showing posts from October, 2011

Wine barrels

I was lucky enough to score a free wine barrel from work about a month ago...and was also luck that once cut in two it fit in my car!  I knew I wanted to use them as end tables out on the deck...and now I want to more for the front patio...but that might have to wait until after harvest when I can score another used one.  Anyways, after bringing them home I realized that the furniture outside needed to be re-arranged a bit...I really like the way it looks now.   There is of course alot more that we want to do out on the deck but we've really been enjoying it during our home improvement 'break'.  Here are some before and after shots.

Guest Bathroom Re-do

Were almost 'finished' with our guest bathroom temporary remodel...until we have money to replace the vanity, lighting, floors and shower this will do for now.  And we both agree that its probably the most improved project we've done for the least amount of money.  We painted the walls and ceiling, installed laminate tiles, threw down some area rugs, replaced the wonky broken closet doors with a shower curtain and hung some art.  Here are the before and afters.  We went with mocha latte Behr ultra premium paint with primer and it really makes the 80's brown and cream tile blend in rather than stand out.  We still need to install   the baseboards and accessories/hang some more art but its come a LONG way since July.

The break is over...

We agreed to take a month break from any home repairs.  We were trying to do too much and burning ourselves out, so after our housewarming party we took a little break.  We've done little things here and there such as replace more outlets, hang curtain tie backs, re-arrange some accessories and furniture and clean up/organize the I guess that's our version of a 'break'.  Last night while driving back from the Stanford game we came up with a new list and its definitley not short.  This is in no order of what takes priority...although the outdoor things most likely will come first while we still have nice Fall weather.  Here it goes:

-Finish guest bath which includes:
  *buy/install light & plug cover
  *buy/install step plate for weird step up to toilet/shower (pics to come)
  *tighten toliet/buy new wax seal
  *install baseboards
  *patch tile by shower
-Sand and paint 2 black ledges in dining room
-Finish door trims (dining room and master bath doorway…