Fixer Upper Week 68 – Basement Stairs

house front view

I didn’t think I was going to have anything to report here this week, but while my back was turned, David rebuilt the basement steps.  Seriously.  I was upstairs working on taxes.  I went downstairs to get a drink and heard hammering.  I peeked into the basement and saw this: And within an hour, it looked like this: They used to look like this: The old steps were … [Read more...]

Hate Bed Skirts? Try This Instead.

bed skirts

Bed skirts have never been my favorite thing and they still aren’t.  Unfortunately, I purchased a twin/full comforter for my grandson’s bed at my house and the comforter is too small for the bed.  The box springs shows and it’s ugly! I figured my only option was to purchase a bed skirt and I was NOT excited about it. But I did some research and discovered a really simple and … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 64 – Front Bedroom

House front view

The front bedroom walls, woodwork and ceiling are finally painted!!!  The room looks SO much better.  See what you think. Before (when we moved in) During After Keep in mind that it’s not done yet.  We still have to put on light switch covers and outlet covers and put everything back.  But you get the idea. Have I ever … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 63

House exterior

Life got in the way of remodeling this week. David did manage to squeak out a little bit of work on the front bedroom – nothing dramatic, though.  Mainly just more trim painting and patching. The walls in the front bedroom aren’t in great shape – especially the top edge.  David felt the only way to make the walls look good was to mud and sand that section.  So … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 62

Front view of house

The master bedroom shelves are done . . . and they look AWESOME!  I knew they would look great but they far exceeded my expectations.  I haven’t put anything on them yet because they kind of look like art work just the way they are!  But we will be putting books and some knick knacks on them this week. David also installed “nightstands” on either side of the … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 61

house exterior

The details make ALL the difference!  David finished a few more details on the house this week and it’s looking better every day! Here’s this week’s task list: Install the door knobs on the master suite, master bathroom and office. And for the first time since living here, we can actually close (and lock) the door to the master suite.  Nice! Paint and re-install the closet … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 60


David is plugging away on all the details necessary to finish the master bedroom. This week's tasks included: Putting the final coat of paint on the upstairs doors which include the master suite, master bathroom and office. Putting the final coat of paint on the four closet doors. Putting the window locks back on. Hanging a few pictures in the bedroom and one in the … [Read more...]