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post #41 of 107
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Originally Posted by vm9799 View Post
i WISH i was motivated by this nicer weather! unfortunately we are still "recovering" from our kitchen remodel and this weather just makes us want to be out and about rather than stuck in the house doing more work! lol! tonight my kids are with their dad and dh and i picked up frozen pizzas, sodas, and girl scout cookie ice cream (thin mint and samoa) to settle in for "design time saturday night" on hgtv! we are clearly slacking.
Sounds like fun. I should fess up that some of my motivation stems from the fact that we are throwing a party at the end of the month!

I painted my closet doors this afternoon while DS napped. I've been wanting to do that for months! I also touched up the white trim around the windows that were replaced last summer/fall. Then once DS was up, I sponge painted some clouds on the walls in DS's room. I'm so happy to have all that done now!...I'll post some pics next week if I get the chance.

Oh, and we priced out "cabinet" paint at Menards...dreaming of our future kitchen remodel.
post #42 of 107
I decluttered my linen closet today! And I have an *EMPTY* shelf! Woohoo!!

http://happylittlehouse.wordpress.co...t-decluttered/
post #43 of 107
I brought up a couple of boxes and managed to combine Dd's summer clothes and clothes that she hasn't grown into yet into one box! I'm combining all the little things that otherwise don't have a home. Its very satisfying!
post #44 of 107
Okay, I downloaded the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3332963...7613462972105/



These show the BEFORE and PROGRESS shots from today. We pretty much took out anything that was obvious didn't belong in here first, then pulled all the painting supplies out (closest to door since we were painting in January) and then pulled all the sewing supplies out (majority of mess, most of which came from the closet re-org in late December). Then, I grouped like items still in the room and went through one drawer distributing its contents elsewhere in the house where we already had like items. The other drawer is already organized, although it is FULL and would probably benefit from a purging. That was enough for one day!
post #45 of 107
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Originally Posted by slsurface View Post
Sounds like fun. I should fess up that some of my motivation stems from the fact that we are throwing a party at the end of the month!

I painted my closet doors this afternoon while DS napped. I've been wanting to do that for months! I also touched up the white trim around the windows that were replaced last summer/fall. Then once DS was up, I sponge painted some clouds on the walls in DS's room. I'm so happy to have all that done now!...I'll post some pics next week if I get the chance.

Oh, and we priced out "cabinet" paint at Menards...dreaming of our future kitchen remodel.

oh yes, a party will do the trick every time! our super bowl party really motivated us on the kitchen.......if for nothing else than to not have our friends tripping over crap just to get something to drink! lol!

not sure how much the cabinet paint is at menards, but we got ours at lowes (my dh is a lowes snob! lol!) and for the valspar it was around $28/gallon. we only needed 1 gallon for 4 coats on our cabinets (inside and out and doors) and all of our trim. but you're kitchen is larger than ours and you have more cabinets, so i would say atleast 2 gallons. have fun dreaming and planning!

as for my progress, well, there hasn't been any! lol! today i have a cake to bake for our bible study which is at 4p...and which i still need to read the chapter in the book we're doing. other than going through my own closet as i bought some new clothes on friday night and need to purge, i doubt i'll get to anything else today.
post #46 of 107
motivation..or lack thereof.
still a problem for me. i think what it really is is that i can hardly find time to keep up with the daily stuff. the kitchen/living room/bedrooms are mostly good(CLOSets still need work, but not much)..but a lot of daily up keep. im going to attempt the storage space today, but mostly because all of my crafting supplies are stuck in there and i need to get them out!!!im trying to get my etsy shop up and running, which doesnt really happen when i cant make anything
post #47 of 107
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Originally Posted by HappyLittleHouse View Post
I decluttered my linen closet today! And I have an *EMPTY* shelf! Woohoo!!

http://happylittlehouse.wordpress.co...t-decluttered/
Looks fantastic!
post #48 of 107
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
Okay, I downloaded the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3332963...7613462972105/



These show the BEFORE and PROGRESS shots from today. We pretty much took out anything that was obvious didn't belong in here first, then pulled all the painting supplies out (closest to door since we were painting in January) and then pulled all the sewing supplies out (majority of mess, most of which came from the closet re-org in late December). Then, I grouped like items still in the room and went through one drawer distributing its contents elsewhere in the house where we already had like items. The other drawer is already organized, although it is FULL and would probably benefit from a purging. That was enough for one day!
Wow! Looks like it will be an awesome room when you finish this project. Great job so far!
post #49 of 107
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Originally Posted by vm9799 View Post
not sure how much the cabinet paint is at menards, but we got ours at lowes (my dh is a lowes snob! lol!) and for the valspar it was around $28/gallon. we only needed 1 gallon for 4 coats on our cabinets (inside and out and doors) and all of our trim. but you're kitchen is larger than ours and you have more cabinets, so i would say atleast 2 gallons. have fun dreaming and planning!
I'm a Lowes snob too! DH likes Menards though, so we stopped in while we were out getting groceries. The Dutch Boy cabinet paint ran a little less, I think it was $25 a gallon, but I'm not a fan of Dutch Boy. I used to mix paint for a living, so I am very particular about my paint brands. I'll probably go with either Valspar or Olympic (if they have a cabinet paint) from Lowes.

I think DH is on board with the idea of painting the cabinets now...We were a little wary of the idea because we painted the cabinets at out last apartment and remember what a miserable and tedious job that was! But I am convinced that it is the only way to really transform the kitchen without spending a ton. We're still kicking around color ideas, however...

As for my basement project, I got the furniture and spare windows rearranged, as well as all the Rubbermaid containers along the west wall. Things are starting to come together. :
post #50 of 107
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Originally Posted by MamaFern View Post
motivation..or lack thereof.
still a problem for me. i think what it really is is that i can hardly find time to keep up with the daily stuff. the kitchen/living room/bedrooms are mostly good(CLOSets still need work, but not much)..but a lot of daily up keep. im going to attempt the storage space today, but mostly because all of my crafting supplies are stuck in there and i need to get them out!!!im trying to get my etsy shop up and running, which doesnt really happen when i cant make anything
UHG!Me too.I feel like all I do is pick up all day long.Cleaning out big stuff means the house doesn't get picked up.So then I just spent all this time and energy cleaning and I'm still sitting in a mess.

Unless my daughter can spend some time with my mom next weekend,I don't think the attic is going to happen.I did spend some time in the basement today.My creative space is down there and in bad shape after all the Christmas making.
post #51 of 107
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
Okay, I downloaded the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3332963...7613462972105/



These show the BEFORE and PROGRESS shots from today. We pretty much took out anything that was obvious didn't belong in here first, then pulled all the painting supplies out (closest to door since we were painting in January) and then pulled all the sewing supplies out (majority of mess, most of which came from the closet re-org in late December). Then, I grouped like items still in the room and went through one drawer distributing its contents elsewhere in the house where we already had like items. The other drawer is already organized, although it is FULL and would probably benefit from a purging. That was enough for one day!

I really like that last picture in your set... Sewing Supplies Explosion, makes me feel slightly normal to see others with so much stuff!

Lets see what did I do since last posting.. got some more paint up on the walls, decided to use some carpet that we had stored back at the farm on the floor so hubby went and got that this weekend. Becuase of the carpet we decided to totally empty the room, now you can't walk anywhere in the basement except that one room, it's totally clear Will be much easier to finish painting and there is no way to get the carpet down without moving all that stuff... it will be more work in the long run because I will want to go through everything before I bring stuff back into there but that is probably the best thing to do anyway.

I ran out of paint, went out and bought some more. Came home with 2 extra gallons that I hadn't planned on buying, both on the miscolored shelf... $6 a gallon, and it's a good name brand paint. a nice light green and a flat white, the white is called pearl or something, it will be good for either ceilings or as a primer. The green, I'm going to try it out in the office, had thought a tanish color in here... so??? if not office then I'll use it when I do the boys' room, they are wanting a jungle theme on their walls... for 6, I just couldn't pass it by. ...

so not much... a totally clear, basically clean space to start filling back once I get the rest of the painting done.. probably won't be until next weekend that hubby can work on the carpet so other than me attaching shelves to the wall, I'll be at a standstill until my helper can help me
post #52 of 107
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Originally Posted by slsurface View Post
Wow! Looks like it will be an awesome room when you finish this project. Great job so far!
Thanks! I was less than motivated today. LOL I only went through the painting supplies and left the items that really belong out in the shed by the kitchen door. I moved the supplies I want to keep inside back into the extra room onto one shelf and the floor (sort of grouped together). They are not in final position by any means, but at least we can get out the kitchen door now! LOL

I also took two primed items upstairs to decide if I was going to keep them and to get DD's (originally intended for her desk area) and DH's opinions. We decided to keep one for the wall above DD's desk and the other one is going to go into her bedroom instead. No final color decisions were made at this time, however...

Meanwhile, when I was avoiding the painting supplies project (LOL), I pulled out all of our glass food storage items and matched lids to jars and tossed the unmatchables and pared down the lot. Two cabinets in the kitchen are better off now!
post #53 of 107
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I really like that last picture in your set... Sewing Supplies Explosion, makes me feel slightly normal to see others with so much stuff!
Happy to be of service!

I used to do custom crafts for clients and the majority of my clients wanted sewing services. Great excuse to accept a LOT of gifted fabric from a friend and a great excuse to hang onto every little sewing notion I've ever owned. Oh how I am dreading going through all this STUFF!!!!!! DH, on the other hand, is practically BEGGING me to go through it all right this minute. LOL He somehow thought if he helped me drag it all out of the extra room yesterday morning, then I would go through it all yesterday and put it all back neatly into the extra room minus a huge stack for charity and he'd have the living room back to normal last night. HA HA HA!!!! Silly, silly man!
post #54 of 107
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Originally Posted by rere View Post
UHG!Me too.I feel like all I do is pick up all day long.Cleaning out big stuff means the house doesn't get picked up.So then I just spent all this time and energy cleaning and I'm still sitting in a mess.

Unless my daughter can spend some time with my mom next weekend,I don't think the attic is going to happen.I did spend some time in the basement today.My creative space is down there and in bad shape after all the Christmas making.
im in the same place, but its my basement crawl space:
i wish we had a grama near by!!
i hope that somehow you get it done. its a great relief to finally get stuff sorted out.

everyone is doing so well here (well mostly )
clear shelves, beautiful new shelving units!! im impressed.

last night instead of tackling the downstairs stuff i took everything out of my kitchen food cupboards and got rid of anything that i knew we wouldn't eat..bits of cereal and whatnot that has been sitting forever...or so it seems. i actually kind of did this a few months ago, but it gets all unsorted fast. im going on 2+ weeks of no sugar in my diet and im really happy with myself, so this is my present to myself. there isn't any junky sweet food in my home anymore, save a few put away Valentines treats for my kids and some cookies that we made yesterday. didnt even try one, or the cookie dough! dont think i could say that ever before. im decluttering my body
so yeah. my cupboards are very tidy and organised now and thats a great thing...it almost makes me want to get to my downstairs, but im trying to figure what else i can do up here so i can avoid it some more the laundry room still needs some work...... maybe ill go take pictures now.
post #55 of 107

Pics of progress...

I just uploaded pictures of the basement after my decluttering and reorganization project. I was brave enough to photograph my entire basement, so please be kind...The photos don't really do it justice. The shelves on the east wall still look pretty messy, because the containers are not all uniform. But since I don't have any money to buy a bunch more boxes, it'll have to stay this way. While there is a lot of stuff in our basement, it is all used and needed. Also, this is our only storage area (no garage and nothing in our attic) so it's all down here.

It may not look like it, but it is a big improvement. Now I think it's ready for us to start working on some woodwork projects down there.

East Wall, BEFORE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

AFTER: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/
and http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

Center shelves, BEFORE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

AFTER: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

TOOL DRAWERS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

WEST WALL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/
and http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

NORTH SIDE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/
and http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/
post #56 of 107
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Originally Posted by MamaFern View Post
i wish we had a grama near by!!
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Grama is pretty close and she'd looove to have the kids for the weekend.
post #57 of 107
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Originally Posted by majazama View Post
Grama is pretty close and she'd looove to have the kids for the weekend.
an hour away isnt that close! plus she is in mexico now but you are right and they do spend weekends with her once in a while...more often when spring comes i hope!
post #58 of 107
sidetracking again... but did get a bunch accomplished today. Laundry room was a total disaster, since we moved in have been just putting things in there... cleaned it out bigtime. there are still boxes to move out, and I need to go through all of our blankets and get rid of some but it's a big big big big improvement.

check out the first set in my picture link in siggy... album titled 02-10-2009 a clean house, should be the first one
post #59 of 107
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Originally Posted by slsurface View Post
I just uploaded pictures of the basement after my decluttering and reorganization project. I was brave enough to photograph my entire basement, so please be kind...The photos don't really do it justice. The shelves on the east wall still look pretty messy, because the containers are not all uniform. But since I don't have any money to buy a bunch more boxes, it'll have to stay this way. While there is a lot of stuff in our basement, it is all used and needed. Also, this is our only storage area (no garage and nothing in our attic) so it's all down here.
You did a fantastic job! It looks really nice.

I love your dust work too.. ours is the flex pipe and it's run all wonky all over the place

I like that you labled things withinn your photos, I really like that in flickr. it's fun to read what is in certain containers
post #60 of 107
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Originally Posted by MamaFern View Post
an hour away isnt that close! plus she is in mexico now but you are right and they do spend weekends with her once in a while...more often when spring comes i hope!
that's closer than we are! 7-8 hours away... haven't seen grama since november.. the girls talk about her all the time. "When I was at grama's house......" We can't wait to come visit in march.
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