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post #61 of 107
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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
Laundry room looks great! Your house is so bright and sunny, and I love your dinning room ...I could hang out there all day!
post #62 of 107
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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
Thanks. It really took me a year to get to this point. I spent all summer going through boxes and boxes of stuff and paring it down to the things we really wanted or needed. The work I did this month was just the last push to get it all organized and in place.
post #63 of 107
I forgot post a pic of the master bedroom closet - I painted the doors last weekend. The painted doors really makes the room brighter and feel bigger. I'm contemplating adding a art deco floral/leaf image to the doors...but that will have to wait for now.

Here is the door, before: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

After: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/
post #64 of 107
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I forgot post a pic of the master bedroom closet - I painted the doors last weekend. The painted doors really makes the room brighter and feel bigger. I'm contemplating adding a art deco floral/leaf image to the doors...but that will have to wait for now.

Here is the door, before: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/

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

Very nice!!!
post #65 of 107
ooops. double post...
post #66 of 107

pictures of my efforts..finally!

wow.. there is some amazing progress happening!!


slsurface: generally i love the look of wood, but i agree. the white doors really make the space serene and
feel larger. nice work!~i cant get the bold to go away..sorry!) im itching to get painting here, but its still -11 and so on, so i need to wait till i can open windows

lightheart:
my laundry room is next up. today hopefully. i have before photos

im including a few photos of my kitchen because ive been working really hard in there. my newly cleaned out cupboards and my new kitchen sideboard which i looooove. im itching to get the cupboards sanded and painted. white i think..or mayb a avacado green. i hate the look of them now. they feel dirty and are, but the stain scrapes off if i scrub too hard. yuck. i like the idea of a very clean kitchen, which is hard unless its washable i havn't asked my LL yet, but im sure she will give me permission.

here are the photos..room challenge photos
post #67 of 107
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slsurface: generally i love the look of wood, but i agree. the white doors really make the space serene and[/B] feel larger. nice work!~i cant get the bold to go away..sorry!) im itching to get painting here, but its still -11 and so on, so i need to wait till i can open windows
Yeah, I like wood too, but these were cheap doors and the previous owners stained and finished them without sanding first :, so they didn't look good. I'm much happier with the paint! I'm glad that the weather is momentarily unseasonably warm, otherwise it would have waited till spring too.

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im including a few photos of my kitchen because ive been working really hard in there. my newly cleaned out cupboards and my new kitchen sideboard which i looooove. im itching to get the cupboards sanded and painted. white i think..or mayb a avacado green. i hate the look of them now. they feel dirty and are, but the stain scrapes off if i scrub too hard. yuck. i like the idea of a very clean kitchen, which is hard unless its washable i havn't asked my LL yet, but im sure she will give me permission.

here are the photos..room challenge photos
Wow, looks awesome! Can you come organize my cupboards? Also, your sideboard is lovely and the view out your kitchen window is gorgeous!
post #68 of 107
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Yeah, I like wood too, but these were cheap doors and the previous owners stained and finished them without sanding first :, so they didn't look good. I'm much happier with the paint! I'm glad that the weather is momentarily unseasonably warm, otherwise it would have waited till spring too.

Wow, looks awesome! Can you come organize my cupboards? Also, your sideboard is lovely and the view out your kitchen window is gorgeous!
ooooOh send some of that warmth this way! its snowing again... but really..its not so bad. spring is just around the next few corners.

and thanks im really liking my kitchen these days, for the most part. im one of those think about something till it gets done people, so the painting of the cupboards is always on my mind, but there isnt much i can do about it now but plan and be excited that someday ill get to do it. plus i looove painting. its a weird fettish of mine this is the first rental home ive lived in that i havnt immediately painted everything. my LL was so kind as to do it all for me in sage greens and whites. but the downstairs bedrooms need paint, they are just an off white and not recently done, and the cupboards. everything else is okay.
post #69 of 107
fern, your house is gorgeous as usual. You could make an apartment in the slums look awesome.
post #70 of 107
I have gotten a little sidetracked also. We were in Target and we found a butcher block kitchen island marked down from $299.99 to $74.99! I wouldn't even walk away from it thinking that if I did someone else would have snapped it up in a second! Its really heavy and made really well! I will post pictures of my finshed kitchen in a bit!
post #71 of 107
Well... I finally got around to working on the sewing room explosion in our living room.

I worked for HOURS today! I started by sorting specific (large) projects away from the rest of the mess, then went through a large bag of smaller sized projects. I gave away more than half the smaller projects! Then, I starting tackling all the fabric! I have 3-1/2 kitchen trash bags (13-gallon size) full of fabric to give to the quilting/sewing classes at our local college so far. I have more fabric to go through still. After the fabric is taken care of, I plan to go through all the "notions". I did some of that tonight just for a change of pace. I don't anticipate much of those going away, but tidying them up will be refreshing.

Half of the month is over and I am nowhere near halfway done with the room I chose. I need to step up my efforts...

How is everyone else doing?
post #72 of 107
I have worked hard all weekend on this project! The painting supplies that belong in the shed are neatly put away in the shed now. Fabric is strewn all over the living room still along with the notions and other sewing supplies (less of it though). I washed all the fabric for my upcoming projects with our laundry today. (I have a sewing day scheduled with a friend mid-week.) I decluttered the top white cabinet (3 shelves behind a door) in the extra room and we finished emptying out the room. Well, all the stuff on the table and floor that do not belong in there. The shelving unit is still a mess, as is the large cabinet. Our donation pile is impressive! I washed down the table and chairs and vacuumed the walls, doors, baseboards, and floor. I set up my sewing table!!!

Here's my Flickr set again:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3332963...7613462972105/

If you have already seen the set, skip to the last picture to see the most recent view of the extra room.
post #73 of 107
I spent the weekend doing some sorting out in our loft. It's been a couple of years since we last organised anything much up there, we just keep adding more bags and boxes.

There is still a long way to go but I have made some progress.

I have gathered all the camping equipment into one spot.
I've gathered all the outgrown clothes into 1 box but I still need to sort out which are to be saved for DS and which need to be rehomed.

I freecycled
A tent - this was a biggie as it was my first tent and I was quite attached to it.
1 pair of curtains
2 lap trays
1 large wooden storage box
1 set of bathroom stuff (soap dispenser, toothbrush holder etc)
2 kids folding chairs
1 vegetable rack

I filled our recycling bin full with cardboard and sorted out 1 large bag of rags too.

I am in awe of all those of you doing painting projects. We have lots that need doing. I'm hoping once DS starts preschool
post #74 of 107
I can't wait to see the butcherblock SkylarJulesmom, that was a really good deal!

sunnysandiegan, can I come sew on one of your machines? It looks really inviting! (since my area is still a complete disater!)

LaughingHyena, I'm so happy for you that you were able to let go of your 1st tent, clearing things that you don't use/need opens up our lives for so many other adventures!

This weekend hubby decided to seal the concrete... a declutter turns into a remodel!! Sometimes I do want to pull my hair out, but long term it is going to be the best thing. Hopefully today I will get the last coat of paint on the walls and be able to roll out the carpet so I can start bringing things back into the room!!! I will feel like I am getting someplace once that happens, lets hope that happens today or at least this week!

(my little guy starts preschool this Wednesday, it's half day wed, thurs and fri. I'm sad but a little excited that I will have time to get projects finished quicker)
post #75 of 107
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sunnysandiegan, can I come sew on one of your machines? It looks really inviting! (since my area is still a complete disater!)

LaughingHyena, I'm so happy for you that you were able to let go of your 1st tent, clearing things that you don't use/need opens up our lives for so many other adventures!

This weekend hubby decided to seal the concrete... a declutter turns into a remodel!!
Come on over, lightheart! Be sure to bring your hipwaders in order to get through the living room, though...

I completely agree, LaughingHyena, with lightheart!

I have never had decluttering *just* be a declutter project!
post #76 of 107
last coat of primer paint on the walls, as soon as my hot chocolate water boils I'm heading outside with the little guy to play in the dirt until the paint dries and I can put up the finish coat, pretty sure it will take only one.

sunnysandiegan... I'll bring you all my UFO's too and leave them there for you to finish, maybe I could hide them under a couch cushion or something and you wouldn't notice
post #77 of 107
We don't have a garage or basement. I guess I'll just work on organizing all the problem areas in our home.
post #78 of 107
Looks like I'm hogging the thread this afternoon

I got my walls painted!!!! so very excited:::

Now to let them really dry and either tonight after the boys go to bed or tommorrow I will get down there and roll out the carpet!

Can see my painting picts in my siggy link for room challenge. Plain old white, better to keep my fabric colors true and it really lightens up the room.
post #79 of 107
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Looks like I'm hogging the thread this afternoon

I got my walls painted!!!! so very excited:::

Now to let them really dry and either tonight after the boys go to bed or tommorrow I will get down there and roll out the carpet!

Can see my painting picts in my siggy link for room challenge. Plain old white, better to keep my fabric colors true and it really lightens up the room.
Wow! What a job you had! The white paint is PERFECT for your space. I am excited to see the carpet unrolled and in place now.

I made a bigger mess in my sewing room. I emptied out the big cabinet onto the floor. I found such an interesting array of craft supplies! Dried beans from seven years ago and hand-dyed pasta from six years ago top the list... um, yeah, those hit the trash. I have to go through the rest and wipe down the inside of the cabinet and figure out what I want in it now. I think I want all my sewing supplies in this cabinet first. I guess I better go see if that'll work...
post #80 of 107
Last post for today I have rolled out the carpet!! If only it was red. Got a few things moved back in there, my fabric dresser, a table that I'm planning on using as a workbench, 2 little boxes and a bookshelf. I will need to wait til the weekend when hubby can help me fix the carpet around the edges and hang the cabinets I want to put on the wall - but there will be plenty that I can do without that done. I've been working down there 47 days since this was originally my Jan area to do... hopefully I won't be still talking about this room come September when you guys have went through your entire houses!

Check out my siggy link, I'm uploading pictures now!
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