While the rest of the world got all dressed up and took beautiful family pictures on Easter, my family was tearing up and clearing out carpet. Now we did get up early so we could make it to the sunrise service at our church and we ate a wonderful breakfast with the congregation. Couldn’t forget to give thanks to God and rejoice in Jesus coming back whilst we were pulling carpet and pulling back muscles in the process. We’ve done the living room floors once, but thanks to the three stooges (that would be Deuce, Stella, and Hoss) and some lovely bodily fluids, it had to be replaced. So here we are 4 years later having wood tile put down. We did the removing and we are having professionals come in this time to make it look good. Because let’s face it, even though I love a good diy as much as the next person, I officially don’t have time for that shit. And my husband has the knees of an 80 year old man (thanks to football) so yea, that was a strong nope. Any who, we found this great tile at Lowes. Y’all, $.99 a sq ft!!! It’s gorgeous and pretty damn close to what I wanted so we jumped on it. The carpet that we ripped up had been the original carpet from when our home was first built. In 2007. It had 3 different families with children and pets. The carpet was beyond saving, beyond cleaning, beyond anything but burning it while wearing a hazmat suit. It was so freakin gross. I think moldy bread probably looks better. Hails and I did the floors in the living room in about an hour and half. Maverick’s room took probably a couple since we had to move furniture and what not. Those were both easy. Now let’s talk about Hails room. I don’t know if there’s some sacred ritual that’s involved when becoming a teen that says your room has to smell and be as disgusting as possible but I feel like most parents experience this in their life. I don’t even know where to begin. Between candy wrappers, crusty sweaty socks, random unidentifiable objects, her room was in worse shape than Bikini island after having an atomic bomb go off. And finally after a week of living on one side of our house (garage became the official living room), our floors are done. I’m completely in love with this wood tile. And we got it at a mere $.99 a sq ft! I know! We couldn’t believe it either!!
This summer has been such a drag with all the bloody rain on the coast. It literally rained every day so I sent a silent plea that September would be better and someone sure delivered!!! We’ve experienced lows of 58-60 at night and in the morning with highs of 80s with almost no humidity which means IT HAS BEEN AMAZING!!!!! I couldn’t have asked for prettier days. I just love the crispness of the cool air in the mornings with a cup of coffee. I opened up all the windows let the breeze fill the house and just smelled the air that was hinting of change in the air. I always get the itch to craft when fall comes and the urge doesn’t quite go away until after Christmas. Fall through New Year are my favorite times of the year. I feel as if I’m the most creative and I think it’s because it’s also when I’m at my most restless.
This past Monday I drug Nick to Hobby Lobby to buy a few things for a small diy craft project. He obliged knowing it was probably the within the best interest of our pocket book to tag along lol. I’m sure many of you can relate the urge to buy the entire isle of something at Hobby Lobby.
So $25.00 later, I had my fall leaves, some burlap, and some fall picks to do my front door with. I broke out my hot glue gun and my orange ribbon and started tying and gluing away. An hour and a half layer, I had fall welcoming our family home.
I’m hoping the cool weather and pretty days stick around.
Here’s to falling into the perfect season y’all,
So y’all we’ve lived in our house for three and a half years. We ripped up the carpet in our bedroom like 2 years ago I think. A third dog, a pregnancy, a new baby, an accident at work, we FINALLY put paint on our walls and floors are down! I am doing a happy dance right now. Walking on bare unfinished concrete floors sucks. Walking on bare concrete floors in the winter time sucks major balls.
So we painted the room. In June of last year. 😂 and we finally HIRED someone to put down the floors 8 months later. As in like two weeks ago. I’m pretty sure that we are not doing another thing to this room. But here it is y’all. Our little slice of heaven.
Now I know that I’m not the only mom out there addicted to Pinterest! I like to think I’m pretty creative but occasionally I need fresh ideas. This year, I decided to make presents for Hails second grade teachers. So I turned to Pinterest to guide me.
This was fun for both Hailey & I and only took an evening to make!
So about a week and a half ago I posted a picture of our living room with the carpet freshly ripped up. We were entertaining the idea of staining the concrete, but due to the not so hot shape of the floor AND lack of funds to get it up to par so we could stain it, we chose laminate flooring. I’m sure most blogs you all read are all fancy, big home projects, and this may not be all that fancy but I LOVE IT! No more white walls! The official color is Hot Chocolate and the color of our floor is Toffee Oak. No more pee stains, no more doggy smell, no more vacuuming!!! I plan on making our crate coffee table very soon. It’s going to look AMAZING in here. Have I mentioned that my amazing hubby did the hard work? I helped paint and all but he did installed the floor with our neighbors help! We are seriously becoming a DIY family!!! Stay tuned for our next project 😉
For most home owner’s who like to do DIY projects, weekends and vacations mean HOME RENOVATIONS!!!!! Yay! Right?! Well when it’s pretty outside and the beginning of summer, the last thing anyone really wants to do is begin a project. But Nick being the awesome hubby that he is, with some help from our friend Adam, started AND finished our deck the same day! And he even stopped to take a break and go eat some crawfish for awhile. I will post a picture of the finished product after this posts. Now we still have to seal it but we may get a water seal that stains the wood in the process. We love having folks come out to the house and this just gives us more room to do so!
I love weekend warrior projects. Even if I’m not necessarily the one doing the work 😉