house projects

our deck is almost done! this has been a long, painful process. it took us several months to finally get it stained (and by us, i mean the royal us, which is joe). every time joe went outside and opened the can of stain, it would start raining. and i do mean every.single.time. it became a running joke with us. joe’s dad once mentioned the need for rain. “don’t worry,” i replied. “we’ll go home and joe will try to stain the deck and it’ll rain.” and it did.

the last time was just pitiful. it was such a light drizzle that you would have to stand outside for hours to get wet, yet the raindrops plopped onto the deck, prohibiting joe from staining.

now, when we bought our house, we didn’t want to buy fixer upper house, but we did want to improve it. after all, knowledge is power! we’re going to start by repainting the bathroom (followed by repainting all the other rooms), and we’re going to redo my scrap space and the living room, where i want to put in a window seat. we had one in our weekend house in virginia, and i’ve always loved them. i think it will brighten up the room.

one thing i *really* want to do is put in tile around our shower. i hate the material we currently have. it looks so cheap. i’ve always loved tiled showers. joe loves doing home improvement things himself, and i found directions on how to tile your shower on this site. this site has so many articles on home improvement! i think it mght be joe’s new favorite read. hehe. i’m not sure if he will want to tile the shower himself, but now he has that option! man, just thinking about how pretty my house will be makes me so happy!



  1. 1
    Laurel Says:

    I can’t wait to have a place of my own to fix up, just the way I like. It’s a lot of work, but so worth it!

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    Michelle Says:

    home renovation is fun … but exhausting. we’ve been working on what i like to call operation::renovation for the last few weeks with little progress. we only have one day of the week off together and 1/2 the time i’d rather snuggle than strip wallpaper!

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    We get our bathroom tiled OCT 4th, I wussed out and hired someone to do it, I heard it’s really easy though 🙂
    Good luck with yours!

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