Hello! It’s so hot here! I’m doing all I can to keep it comfy yet not spend too much on air conditioning!
I want to show you some of the little things that I want to do over the summer… with careful budgeting and planning, I can make a few changes this summer that would really be nice.
But first, I was able to save $50.00 from the garage sale earnings for my weekly challenge. Yay!
How are you doing, are you able to keep it up? Challenging right? I know!
Back to my little updates. There are a couple really ugly things that I want to fix over the summer. (There are a lot of ugly things, but remember, I’m on a budget!) I have to pick and choose carefully.
Paint. I’m gonna have to do it myself. But look what happens in my living room:
The chair rubs it off.
So yesterday I ran over and grabbed what I thought was a chair rail:
And held it up on the wall and decided its a great idea! (Look at that ugly door,more on that later).
So that is the first thing, a chair rail so that when I paint, it won’t be ruined again.
However, that is the wrong kind of rail, I need to get a smaller one, so I took that back today and priced the right kind. I will cost about 30.00 and I just nail’er up! Easy!
I also took one of my cupboards because I wanted to ask a pro the best way to repaint them. They are loaded with old paint.
I’ll strip the doors and sand the inside parts! I have a nice clean garage now to work in!
At the home depot I met this employee!
That was unexpected to look up and see this lazy worker trying to beat the heat!
I priced stripper and sand paper. I also looked at crown molding too. I plan on doing that myself. There are ways to do it now that you don’t have to be a pro or cut angles. I can’t wait to do that too. One room at a time.
I looked at paint samples and brought a boat load home to help decide.
I can’t wait to freshen up this place over the summer, one inexpensive project at a time.
1) Chair Rail
2) Strip and Paint
3) Crown moldings (Moulding?)
4) New Door
Oh yeah, I stopped by the Doors & Windows Department to see what that would cost. I cannot do that myself. I set up an appt. to have someone come and measure and then they will give me an estimate.
Okay, this might not happen, but I did ask my friend if he could loan me a couple of bucks if I need to. I hate to do that, but this door has got to go! I showed the pic to the guy at Home Depot and I kid you not, he called my door “hideous”. ;-(
There is so much space that the air just pours in (and out!) I might save some money if I get a sealed door. Cross your fingers for me, this is a financial stretch!
Did you notice the flowers! Remember this post I mentioned I had a similar vase, this is it. (By the way, gladiolas at Ralphs for 1.99 a bunch!!!!)
So that was my day. Planning and dreaming of prettier colors and a less hideous door!
I always wanted a nice yellow kitchen! Not lemony but more of a soft buttery, yummy yellow!
What color is your kitchen?