Finally…

Well I may have not posted since the summer but I definitely continued working through fall and winter. I’ve gotten A LOT done since my last post so I’ll try to get most things caught up to speed. Last time I posted I was in the process of landscaping and ripping up my back yard. My yard was a dirt and hay disaster for the fall and into the beginning of fall. With a lot of watering and some fertilizing I was able to grow a much nicer, bigger and improved backyard!

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and this is how west felt about it…

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Things are starting look just as good inside as out!

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Another major project I took on was the upstairs bathroom. It is the only full bathroom in the house so I wanted it to be nice, clean and look new! The peach walls and mildew stained tub just weren’t cutting it for me anymore!

Here are a few pictures of the bathroom before…

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The first step of this bathroom was ripping that disgusting linoleum up that was on the floor. When I started to take it up I got pretty excited because they had a pretty unique and cool tile underneath. I knew it was only a matter of time though before I found why they would cover up tile with that nasty stuff…

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sure enough I they had an area beside and behind the toilet with no tile at all. I knew it was too good to be true!

I had the walls in the bathroom and the tub all refinished and I installed new tile on the floor. I also painted the walls and cabinets and changed the original lighting fixtures. A complete bathroom remodel but it made all the difference it the world! It was so nice being able to take a shower in a bright, shiny, clean, new bathroom!

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For some reason this is the only picture of my bathroom I can find so I will have to take more and upload them tomorrow. This is your teaser…and even though I was stoked about the new tub I knew there was one boy who was going to miss his “ship”…

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…jasper seriously loves jumping in bathtubs more than anything. i call it his ship and someday i will write a children’s story called “captain jap and his magnificent ship.”

If that wasn’t enough I still have more! Next was the kitchen floor. I had finished the kitchen a while ago but the one thing left to do in there was get rid of the disgusting floor…

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Luckily this floor was super easy to take up. Literally did it in about 20mins, while my dinner was cooking. Typical Friday night!

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After that was up it took me a few days to install the new floor. I had a rough time at first because I decided to not read the instructions and just figure it out myself. I wasted a bit of the product but eventually I learned. I saw where a good tool to use would be these…

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They worked alright but not great. However now I have a giant ass pair of scissors!

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Again I will have to upload more pictures because this is the only one I have and it was taken before the trim was put back on. Gives you an idea though and looks way nicer than it did! Overall this was a really simple fast project. I may have lost a pinky nail while doing it but for me…that’s not that bad!

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I’ll post one last project for the evening and hopefully update the rest later this week.

I patched and painted my bedroom finally! You’d think that a bedroom would be someone’s first priority but for some reason mine got the back burner big time. One weekend I finally decided to give it some TLC though…

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before was boring and terrible…

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I really did a terrible job of taking pictures of the aftermath of my projects. These two were taken before I scraped the windows and hung blinds. I apologize my my messy bed. #thisisreallifefolks!

photo-106There is a better picture of my mint green accent wall and to I brought in a special model to show it off even better….

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He wears it well! He also wears this well…

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and this…

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I promise there will be another post later this week! I have much more to show and projects that I have done. I’m putting this beaut up for sale in about a week. It’s been a great past year here and my boys and I will miss it very much! I’ve put a lot of blood sweat and tears into this house. As well as my heart and soul. I hope the next owner will love it, appreciate it and take care of it as much as I have! It’ll be hard to leave but we are ready to get back to our other “home”…California!

Until then…our hearts are anchored in this little cottage we call home!

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4 Comments on “Finally…”

  1. Pam Williams says:

    You’ve done such a great job on all your projects! Very sad to see you leave! šŸ˜¦

  2. Life at the Highlands says:

    Everything looks so amazing! Don’t leave!!!! Waaaaaa! šŸ˜­

  3. Alison Ross says:

    looks great, gretchen!!

  4. Andersen says:

    How much are you selling the house for? And are you willing to do rent to own?


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