Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pictures I Promised

Sorry guys. I know I promised these forever ago. I crashed and burned for a week. :)

We painted the light fixture. Cheap Dollar General Metallic Silver in a can. $3. Turned out great!

Same with this one. Painted it. It was brass. ew :)

Shower curtain. I am ABSOLUTELY in love with it. It matches the gray perfect! Adds just a hint of color to the room. Nothing over bearing.
Here's my question on this part: What color rug should I go with? I'm just putting white fluffy towels in here. It's only to stage. No one ever uses this bathroom. Well not to shower or anything. I was thinking of keeping my old blue runner rug down until we get ready to show the house then adding a white rug. Just to keep it crisp and clean.
What do you think!?!?

Painted cabinets. We used water based paint this time instead of the normal latex. HUGE difference. I'm not sure if I'll ever use a latex based paint again. P.S. it was Kilz brand from Wal Mart. Highly recommend it!
Oh and we also painted the hardware. I was seriously scared to do it but it turned out fine.
I'm all about saving money on these projects. ;)

We still have to replace the counter top. That is the only thing left to do in here. Well we have to touch up around the ceiling.

I have never been so proud in my life. We are absolutely kicking ass and taking names on these projects. OK, so the tile in the dining room/kitchen whooped our ass but we still made it look damn good. lol

When we get the quarter round down I'll get pics of that up. Nope, I lied. I'm going to make every one wait until I get the kitchen cabinets painted. I truly might start on that this weekend. Or maybe this week. I know it's going to be a total pain in the ass but it has to be done. The difference in the cheap wood cabinets and them being painted is HUGE! My house already looks totally different with the tile. I can't wait to see what the kitchen cabinets are going to do. I just might not recognize it. LOL

Now if I could only get $10k to rip the carpet out, hire someone to lay hardwood, I'd be ecstatic!

A girl can dream right?!?!

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm tired

Seriously. This tiling shit is for the birds. I haven't sat down to balance the check book, pay bills or plan my menu. But, my kitchen/dining room looks DAMN good! lol

I promise to get all of that done today and get some pics posted. OK I lied I don't promise. My arms are killing me. I dont even have the energy to type this. lol But, I will get it done soon. :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010


When this post publishes, we should be installing the tile in the dining room/kitchen.

Yesterday, I pretty much finished painting the bathroom cabinet. Little touch ups here and there and that's it. I'm waiting on the shower curtain to come in. Then I'll get updated pics of it up.
I still have to figure out the color of the bath rug I want to use and get it for it to be complete. Oh and something to put on the walls. No idea where/how I want to handle that.

I will be so glad when all of this is finished. Well, at least the big projects. The smaller ones require shopping and I'm all up for that. (Minus the spending of money) lol

My dad has been an angel to us during this entire project. If not for him, I'm pretty sure I'd be heading for divorce court. ;)

I promise to get pictures up as soon as it's finished.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Front Bathroom

We've got the tile laid. The cabinet is half ass painted. We've repainted one of the light fixtures and still have one more to do. We bought a cheap can of silver spray paint from Dollar General to repaint them. Of course they were just cheap builder brass fixtures. I'm not putting a lot of money into this house when we are NOT going to get it back.
We still have to replace the counter top. There's a place downtown that is Surplus something. I think we're going to check it out next weekend to see what they have. It probably won't cost us around $40 or so to replace it. Not too bad. It's a small cabinet.

So anyway. Here's a couple of pictures. Now warning, this bathroom is still disaster area. We've got more to do and a lot to clean up before it's finished.

Laying the tile. The teal was the color of the bathroom. K blames me, I blame him. It's gone now. :)

New paint. 

Better paint picture. 

Finished tile. Still waiting on quarter round at this point. It's now installed.

Cabinet is almost completely white now. I still have the doors to do.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

House Projects

The big list is slowly dwindling down. Now here comes the short list. AKA the money list. This is the list that is going to cost us. It's the small things that we have to buy. ie: New bedding for the guest room since my so called best friend ruined my brand new bedding and never paid me for it or replaced it. Yeah, bitter much. We have to buy blinds for 2 windows. Possibly 3 since the the blinds in the dining room are broke. Cheap shit. :( I've already purchased the shower curtain for the front bath but I dont have rugs or towels to basically stage the room.

Trust me, the list goes on. Now can someone tell me where that money tree is because I'm going to desperately need it in the next month or so.

Le Sigh

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Menu for the week of 1/10

It's seriously cold here. Totally abnormal for Mississippi. But...it is suppose to warm up to around 60 by the end of the week. I'm trying to plan my menu according to that. Who knows if we'll actually see 60 or not, but I'm hoping.

Sunday: Spanish rice bake. This is one of our new faves. Fills you up and is super quick. Perfect for today since we have so much to get done.

Monday: Chili Figure I'll do this while it's still pretty cold.

Tuesday: Baked Ziti

Wednesday: Lasagna with white sauce. This is a crock pot recipe so I don't have a link to it. Sounded easy and good enough so I thought I'd give it a shot. ;)

Thursday: Pulled Pork

I want something for Friday night but I'm stuck. I'm running out of ideas. I might make a small grocery run at the end of the week if I come up with something.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Weekly Menu

We went to the grocery store Saturday so my menu started a little early this week.

Saturday night was Sesame Chicken with fried rice.

Sunday: Beef and Bean Chimichangas.

Tonight: Spinach Lasagna Rolls. I've had this before but a little different version.

Tuesday: Chicken Fingers w/ IDK yet. lol

Wednesday: Meatloaf. Actually, THE best meatloaf I've found yet. Again with the sides, I have no idea yet. I'll cross that path when I get there. :)

Thursday: Broccoli/Cheese Soup. If I was talented I'd make bread bowls. I might research it by then and decide if I really want to go that route. :)

And that's all I have. Friday we might take my dad out to eat or grill a steak for him. He's coming up this week to lay the tile in my front bath while my husband is at work.

Master Bath

Well, we finally did it. The master bath is complete. It looks like a totally different room. I'm so happy!

At the time of the pics, we still had a few things to touch up. Obviously this is one. The cabinet is now painted.

This mirror is temporary. Ours of course, shattered when we were taking it down. We still have to get a new one and we want to frame it out.

New tile. I absolutely LOVE it!!

Shelf my dad built for us. There is NO storage in this house. I hate it. Now I am having issues finding some sort of basket or canvas storage to put on the shelves. They aren't but 6" deep.

What do you think?!?! We LOVE it! The front bath is now under construction. It's already been painted and the floor ripped up. Tile will go down one day this week. I'll make a new post and keep you updated on that one.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a fun New Years Eve.

Ours was very low key but fun. Hopefully by next year we'll have our own land and will be able to have an actual party.

We'll see. :)