Transformation Tuesday a week late

Before I share this update I wanted to share this: Remember, working on bettering your home is a great investment.  The rewards are great but sometimes there are bumps in the road.  Don’t ever let those bumps make you give up, because once you make it over them the end is sweet.

Two weeks ago, I said in my next Tuesday post I would talk about refinishing hardwood floors. Well like happens to many plans, things did not go as expected. Before I could even start refinishing the floors, I had to lay new wood in the kitchen.  I started the floor 2 weeks ago and thought it would be done in a couple days but that would not be the case.  It was not finished till the first of last week.  So when it was time for the Tuesday post, I had not even started the refinishing.  This past weekend I started the sanding and thought I could have it done in a couple days as well. Again, that was not the case.  For this week, below is my experience laying hardwood flooring. Continue reading “Transformation Tuesday a week late”

August Feature: Transformation Tuesdays

When I started this job about 2 months ago, my husband and I were in the process of buying a home.  I fell in love with this house! It was in my words “cute, charming and unique,” at least the outside was.  Inside there were some unique features, but it was not my style and in need of some TLC.

For the month of August, we will be featuring Transformation Tuesdays! This will be a series following some of my home remodeling.  I will post pics, tips and costs of different projects from my home remodel.  If this is a popular feature, we may continue it with home transformations from some of our clients.

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The photo above is one of the most basic room transformations you can make, PAINT!  Most of the walls in my home were painted dark colors.  Now I like color but usually lighter or brighter colors, especially in smaller rooms.  This will be my daughter’s room.  She is a bubbly, fun tween so this dark blue with dark ceiling were not ‘cool’ to her.  We painted the ceiling flat white, the woodwork semi-gloss ultra white and the walls (her choice) tropical holiday.  The difference was amazing.  The room now feels larger, more open and bright.

As I said, this is one of the most basic, easy and cheapest room transformation to make.  You may have some of the supplies at home already which will make it even less out-of-pocket.  I had paint brushes, rollers and drop clothes already.  Also, I had the ceiling and woodwork paint from a previous project.  So all I had to buy was a $33 gallon of wall paint.  If you would have to buy ceiling and woodwork paint, that would be about $50 more.  This took about 1/2 a day.  I painted the ceiling and woodwork first because then I could paint the white over onto the wall a bit.  Doing this makes it easier to get straight lines on the walls. I do not tape the walls when trimming but if you do that is fine (your lines will probably be a little straighter than mine). Then I painted the walls.  I almost always do two coats, I just think it looks better and the second goes much faster than the first.

So for $35-$90 and 1/2 day, you can transform the whole look and feel of a room.

Tune in next week for my next project: Hardwood floor refinishing.

Amanda, Office Manager