Okay, if you have been with me for a while, you know the story of our front yard makeover. Two weekends, long hours, little money (thankfully!) and big changes! Loved the way that project went. However, as with most projects, one will almost always lead to another and another and another….
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When we last visited, I was telling you how updating the small front patio of our house had led to fixing up the adjoining flower bed, plant shelf, pots, and yard lights. After doing all of this, that part of the yard made the rest of the yard look worse than it did before. So, what to do?! Move on to the rest of the yard of course!
So when I left you last, I had just completely redone the little front patio that we have on our house. This is where the whole front yard project started. You know how it is, you update one or two things and that makes other things around it look tired and old. The next thing you know; you’re making your way slowly around your whole yard! This is exactly what happened to us and over two weekends, we completely cleaned up, weeded, planted, weeded, removed trees, weeded, painted, and weeded some more! Here is where the outside project went next….
I think we could all agree that usually the worst part of any remodel is the demo. I mean, it’s messy, loud, hard physical work, and you just never know what you are going to find underneath. Am I right? Yes, thank you! Well unfortunately, there isn’t any way I know of to get to the good stuff of putting in new countertops, backsplashes, painting, etc. without the demo part. So here is the first part of our story.
Hello all! Starting off the year, I decided to do a twelve-part series of blogs that talk about organizing and setting yourself up for a new year of DIY projects. In this blog, I am simply going to list each one and include a little recap along with the link to it in case if you happened to miss one along the way! Away we go:
Okay, we’ve talked a lot about how to pick your projects and prioritize them as well as setting up your budget for those projects. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to actually taking steps to get started! Yay! The number one most important thing you do before you actually start ANY project is your due diligence….what does that mean exactly? Well, all it really means is doing your research. Here is a list of some things that you may want to research before you begin your project:
Okay, blog #3 in this series. Now that we have set up a budget (see blog #2), it’s time to go back to the project list (see blog #1) and prioritize and make a timeline. What you want to do to start this part of the process off is to take a good look at what projects you are taking on this year, based on your budget, and create a timeline. How do you do that? Well the first step comes from your budget. If you have only part of your yearly money available at this time, then you will want to look at your project list and decide what comes first. How do you decide what comes first? (Man, you sure ask a lot of questions!) Just kidding…. Here are some things to ask yourself as you begin to piece your timeline together:
I don’t know about you but I always find myself being drawn into whatever thrift store I happen to be passing! No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to avoid walking through to see if anything there speaks to me! Well not too long ago on one of these thrift store ventures I happened upon this little two-drawer chest. I had been looking for something that I could turn into a crafting and sewing station and this seemed to fit the bill (with some minor additions and modifications of course!). It was certainly priced right at $12, so why not?
In a 12-part blog series, I am going to share with you ways to organize, prioritize, and complete home projects in 2016. This first blog will explain how to figure out what to put on your home imrpovement list this year!
Do you hear that ticking? What is that?! I hear it! It’s the clock ticking its way through your time to prepare for you holiday celebrations! Well, don’t worry. I’m here with another quick, super easy, super affordable holiday décor idea. It costs next to nothing to make so you can do multiple and use it to decorate your holiday table, entryway table, or just about anything where you want to add a little holiday spirit but find you are running out of time, and if you are like me, money. Okay…here we go!