Wednesday, April 20, 2011

State of Affairs

So this is my life as of right now. 

Stuff everywhere, dust on EVERYTHING and sanity almost completely lost.

A bit of progress has been made. We need to go and get a Rotating Hammer to get the job done. As I look around at all of the mess I have to remind myself that thus far we have accomplished all of our goals and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sunday evening we were able to get half of the living room floored. It was a must that we be able to get the t.v. and the couch back in the room so we could get some normalcy back. As you can see we went horizontal with the flooring!:)

We finished the fireplace LATE Saturday night.

We ran into some trouble with how to frame out the fireplace. I did not want to use any transitions if at all possible. It seemed that with the slight uneveness of the fireplace in the front we were going to have to.

Ran to Lowes and came up with this solution. I was really only wanted to use two rows but it requires three so three it is. 

I think it will turn out just lovely...I hope.
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Off to Lowes for some more tile so we can get back to the floor! I can't wait to have a complete reveal!

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Love

Last week I went to WM on a mission. I was visiting Liz over at Savvy Seasons and she shared her new tart warmer by Better Homes & Gardens. 

I loved it and so I had to have one. There are others out there but none in the right design or the right price. 

This one is just $15! The tarts are just $2!! One warmer fills the entire  house. 

They have several scents but I brought home this one because it reminded me of my favorite retired Yankee Candle Pineapple Paradise. I actually have a few of the tarts left so now that I have a new warmer I can use them too! If you want an economical scent warmer this is the way to go for sure!

Hope your week started off well! All of the home reno is catching up to me. I am beat today!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lessons Learned

I am learning to actually love our blue back door. It took some time but it is growing on me. Yes, the blue back door behind all that living room furniture.

Learning that I really do not like tight spaces.

Already knew I HATE my house being in disarray.

Learning that the minimalist look may be the way to go.

Okay maybe this is too minimal. Not really digging the concrete floor and we will probably be looking at for an entire week though I am hopeful we will get the living room done tomorrow....I mean today Sunday.

As for the fireplace, we learned that yes ya always need to start from the bottom and work your way up! Hard lesson to be learned. Also learned that puzzle tile is NOT as easy to work with as we thought but it all worked out in the end and let me tell y'all I am LOVING it!!! Stay tuned for more updates on our reno adventure!
Hope your weekend is going well and thanx for stopping by to say hi!  Off to dreamland!:)
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