Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"What do you want to do to the bathroom?"

I love my husband dearly, but he's a stupid for asking me that question.

This is the bathroom he was talking about.
This is how the bathroom looked when we first moved in.
This. Bathroom. Sucks.

Okay, it doesn't suck per se. It's completely functional in all the ways it needs to be, but there was so much neglect in the area of maintenance that..ugh. 

Super serious. When we started cleaning the house before we moved in, it was BAD. Not a "Woah, that's bad," bad. It was a "HOMG WTF LIVED IN HERE?!" bad.

Since moving in, it's been cleaned multiple times, but it's got this horrible smell.

A moldy, musty smell. And it made me gag everytime I went in there.
And our lower level bathroom isn't better. At all.

Recently, we got a new Febreeze diffuser and it has kicked the smell out of there 100%, no lie. So, as long as we keep buying the thing, we're good on the smell department.
We have a new shower curtain.
We have a new toilet seat.
We have a new rug.
We have a new soap dish, soap dispenser, tooth brush holder, and tumbler. So what more needs to be done? Hah.

To my dear Husband, we need the following:

1. We need to fix and refinished the complete bathtub. Filling the chips, covering the whole thing over again, fixing the spout, everything. 

2. We need to get a new sink and counter. Badly. Okay. Not BADLY badly, but it will happen.

3. We need a new floor. Period. And it will be tiled and waterproofed. Because this mold and crap? Not okay. Especially with the kids.

4. The wainscoting (did I spell that right?) needs to be taken down and the walls need to be redone like woaaaah. I saw this post on Craftster here using tissue paper as wallpaper. And I want to do that in the M&M fortress.

And I guess that it. That's not a SUPER bad list. Our lower level bathroom is going to be worse.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Easy Dino Spikes - MOVED

This pattern is now shown here:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

DIY Will Be The Death Of Me

Bought this house in March..April..somewhere in there. May? 

Bought this house a good few months ago.

There's no denying that it's a fixer upper. We didn't realize how much so until we actually moved in.

The previous owner was in bad shape. And I'm not saying that lightly. He was in really BAD shape. In and out of the hospital, had one lung, half of his heart, hanging on a thread pretty much. He couldn't move around in the house anymore. The stairs became his enemy, there were handicap safety rails in the bathrooms, it was just a huge hazard for him.

So, we bought it. We bought it at a steal. And that's where all the bullshit begins.


And we're DIYing this summumabitch.

God have mercy on our souls. Please.