Fixer Upper Update:  Fixing Broken Things

Back Door

One of the bad things about living in a fixer upper is that as fast as you’re fixing things, you’re breaking them.  Well, it’s not quite that bad but we do have some re-repairs to make. Re-paint the back door We had a couple of dog guests and they did a little damage to the back door. Fix a hole on the entry wall Yes, someone opened the door to fast and furious and the door knob put a … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper: A Few Little Things

Fixer Upper: A Few Little Things

We haven’t done anything big to the fixer upper for a while but David’s been chipping away at some little things and we’ve made a few adjustments to our accessories. Shower Curtain Our main floor bathroom is a long skinny bathroom with the bathtub running lengthwise.  The shower curtain I purchased was fuller than we wanted it to be, and as a result, it made the room feel smaller.  Also, as you … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Your House Look Prettier

house front view

Everyone wants a pretty house and there are lots of things you can do to make your house prettier.  Here are 10 that I’ve done in the past.  Some of them are simple and some require a little more work.  None are very expensive. Add a vase of flowers. It’s amazing the difference flowers make.  That simple vase of flowers can take a room from boring to beautiful.  And you don’t have to buy … [Read more...]

Tips for Purchasing Bathroom Accessories & Décor

Tips for Purchasing Bathroom Accessories & Décor

Purchasing décor and accessories for a room seems like it would be easy but it can actually be really hard.  And there’s nothing more disappointing than to purchase new stuff and realize it doesn’t look right – especially if you don’t realize it until it’s too late to take it back. I did this recently with our main bathroom.  We refreshed/remodeled it and I purchased new accessories.  I … [Read more...]

10 Things We Learned While Flipping a House

house front view

If you’ve been following the blog very long, you know David and I have been remodeling (and living in) a house to sell.  We sold our home almost two years ago, lived with the kids and grandkids for three months, and then moved into a house that had been repossessed and was in awful condition. We’ve worked really hard the last two years and are nearly finished with the house.  We just have some … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper: Odds & Ends

Fixer Upper: Odds & Ends

Guess what? All the rooms are done in the fixer upper. The office was the last one and it’s finished except for putting it back together. That little project is taking a longer than I thought it would since I’m taking the opportunity to do a LOT of organizing and tossing. But I’m whittling away at it and hope to have pictures soon. So now we’re working on some odds and ends that still need … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper: The Screened Porch Has Screen!

Screened Porch Remodel

A screened porch isn’t really a screened porch without screen.  David worked on ours last fall and got it ready for screen but didn’t put any in.  We were actually thinking about waiting until right before we put the house on the market to screen it (so it would be perfect – without issues caused by dogs and grandkids) but decided to go ahead and do it now so we could sit outside without being … [Read more...]