Sergio and I have been off work for a week. And what that means is, there was some much needed attention paid to our house and unfinished projects. Today, Jeremy came over, and guess what?!!! We have steps!! And plants, and mulch!! And I love it!!!
Did you notice the front porch is painted??? If you look at the previous post you might notice it looks all ugly and partially brown with chipping paint. Not anymore! That was my project.
Also in the works, is our basement. I don't have any before pictures, you should be thankful, it was gross. It had a drop ceiling, moldy drywall, and it smelled real bad. The smell was an easy fix and that is my favorite part, that is all I needed to make me happy. But thanks to a good friend we now have fresh drywall, installed professionally and correct.
See this bathroom? It had a wooden toilet seat and a teeny tiny, really ugly vanity. All that, gone... Also see where there is a gray rectangle on the floor by the doorway? There was a bump out right there that made the doorway and bathroom feel really small. So we got rid of that and now its soooo much better! Sergio has spent most of his week in the basement. I have helped a little down there, but I must say it has been nice to kinda sit back and watch him take charge of a project.
We just spent some time at the U Do It Dog Wash. Roscoe enjoyed a shampoo, deep conditioner, blueberry face wash, a tooth brushing, and a blow dry. Oh, and he got his nails clipped, the person working there does that for you. The dog wash is right across the street from us, so it is very convenient. It is so nice that I don't have a big mess in the bathroom to clean up now. He also got a complimentary bandanna!
We didn't get to the shutters this weekend, but we did get the crown on the cabinets. Yay! Thanks to our good friend Aaron our cabinets finally look complete. Sort of.... I still have to caulk and paint it.
I did some painting today. Outside... In the HORRIBLE heat.... Can you tell what I was painting?
Awhile back I found some really great shutters at the Habitat for Humanity store. They are very nice quality, and VERY heavy. And, it only cost me $20 for four of them. Well today they went from dark gray green to black.
I had to improvise a little today. See, nothing is easy around here. Especially when we don't have any of the proper tools necessary. No sawhorse...... No problem!
I know what everyone is thinking....... And yes, I'm a genius. I'm not going to show the finished product until they are on the house. So hoping that all goes well this weekend, I should have "after" pictures to show you.
Bye bye Crape Myrtles! I am sad to see them go, but it had to happen. They are pretty when they bloom, but they are super ugly for most of the year. Whoever thought it would be a good idea to plant, not one, but two of them directly in front of this tiny house obviously didn't think it through.
Have you ever heard of Stella & Dot? If not, you should really check it out, it's an amazing line of jewelry. If you look to the left you may notice I have added a new blog to my list, Isabella & Max Rooms, it's a blog about design. Well Janell is kind enough to offer an awesome giveaway! A piece of jewelry! Who can pass that up?! Now I'm not very good at this whole link thing yet, so I copy and pasted the link below so you can check out the giveaway too.
I am very sorry for not posting these pictures sooner. I have been finished with the tile for a while now. Since then not much has changed. I painted the walls a lighter color, it really helped pull things together.
There are still some things I would like to change. Like, this light for instance. It just isn't fitting in with the new look of the kitchen.
I am looking for something with a more simple and classic look. Like these.......
Can you see where I'm going with this? Wouldn't one of these lights look so much better?!
After we visited the aquarium we walked around the city for awhile and ended up at Navy Pier. We took a ride on the ferris wheel and had some fun with a couple fun house mirrors. It was a long walk to the end of the pier, but it was worth it.
The REALLY tall black building in the photo below is the John Hancock.
We have been transforming our house into a home for the last three years. We have big plans and a little budget. Please join us on our journey. Keep checking back to see all of the changes we will be making to our little brick bungalow.