I have submitted mine, view the 80's kitchen I am stuck with:
I'd love to rip out this wall with the bakers rack and the peninsula and make an island with trash and recycling pull outs.
A couple notes on these, we had a contractor out and told us this wall is not load bearing so thats good, but the bad news is the bakers rack wall has the TV on the other side, so I will need to rearrange my living room:
Next, rip out the sofits and install taller upper cabinets or just new doors and add glass front cabinets on top with lights like this:
What are your big design challenges? Are you all going to sign up for the contest as well?
We Finally bit the bullet and added a small patio to our front yard. I have been hating this awkward rock bed in the front of my door since I moved in. It ends up being a huge dumping ground for snow in the winter and weed infested in the summer. Here is a Before picture from when I painted the bistro set last year.
We pulled out most of the rocks a few weeks back and have been living with this mess in our yard and garage due to rain and overall too darn lazy to get started....
The process was pretty straight forward, just terrible work to dig down in an old rock bed 4 inches and rip out the old weed mat.
Once we had a good pattern planned out, we kept one off to the side so we could refer to it easily.
Next step is to lay out and stamp down Paver Leveling Sand, we angled this down a small slope from the house so water would run toward the driveway and away from the house. This keeps any water away from the foundation.
Once we got the sand pretty level next is just to lay out all the pavers
The last steps are to lay out a fine sand called Paver sand over the top using a broom to brush it across the pavers to fill the cracks between the so they don’t shift, then lightly mist water over the pavers.
We had to do this step a few times so sand would fill all the cracks.
So here is the final with our temporary furniture, we want to build a bench with a little table to enjoy the summers with our neighbors.
It took us about six hours and cost less than $300 to complete!
We promptly showered and enjoyed a beer just in time to watch the sunset :)
I hope you all enjoy your longest day of the year :D Did you all get your $2 off Caribou Coolers? I was all over it, and dragged poor co-workers along with hehe.
Fun fact for all: My husband does most of the grocery shopping, this is why:
I was supposed to get ODouls and Crystal Light.... which you dont see coz I had to go back and get it...
Here is what happened, I went into the grocery store and saw my crazy messed up hair in the window and thought
1. oh I should get some black hair dye to put stripes in my RED roots!
2 and 3. Then I see the deep conditioning oil next to my fav hair spray which is on sale. Sweet! Dull hair no more for me! PS like the shirt? Says "I fight like a girl" World of Warcraft style <3
4. I see Tonic water on sale, love. My thought process "Yay! I'll have lemon tonic water while I do homework"
5. Back on track, I am perusing the rest of the beverage aisle and my eye catches I scream internally "is that an AQUA can over there?!?!?" And see this lovely set of energy drinks in Pomegranate, Mango, Berry, etc. My thought process: "OMG how CUTE I'll buy 3!!"
6. Darn Cub Foods puts the dumbest things on clips between shelves Me: "What is that thing sparkling... OMG Skulls... OMG They are tattoos!!!, buying those" And yes I talk like a screaming Bieber- loving 14 year old in my head. And Yes, I have already put 4 tats on before starting this post.... and before I started my homework.
7. I am done for with a zero calorie water thats lavender mint flavored. It didn't even make it home. Its seriously incredible delish. Go get some.
ANYways, happy Tuesday all. Happy Summer Solstice :)