Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Painted Stairs and Floor a year later

It all started with the stairs...the nasty crapet (yes, I know I typed crapet for a reason).  It had to go.  So, I ripped it off while Mr. TSL was at work.  Then I was just going to leave got dirty and untreated wood is impossible to clean.  So, I painted them!

After the stairs were painted, I got a wild hair up my....anyways I painted the floor in the dining room and kitchen.

When I painted the kitchen floor I had to paint over some nasty foam crapet glue junk and it made it look like a thousand times better!  However, when I did this I used every last drop of my custom colored porch paint for the project. Bummer.

A year has passed and the floors and edges of the stairs and looking really shabby.  The kitchen floor constantly looks dirty even when it's not!  Bull crap.  I would just touch up the paint, but I'm out.

So, I attempted to paint a runner in the kitchen. It was okay, but I totally kind of stopped measuring and blah, it was a little jacked up.  The suckiest part was that the tape pulled up paint off the floor and looked awful!

The stairs look like this now...yuck!

So, I bought some gray and I am repainting them.  What's that you say?  You haven't seen afters of our Master Bathroom project...oh, that's because it's not done :)  We have had one of those months where if it could go wrong, it does.

Mr. TSL is suppose to be working on the butcher block countertop in his shop at school.  However, we came home from the grocery store and Morgan asked if daddy left the sprinkler on....we had a river coming out of one of our spigots.  It had sprayed the side of the house with mud and Mr. TSL basically had to dig a giant grave to fix the problem.  Morgan, the eternally funny kid, said "Well, we did want a water feature in our yard!"  I laughed hysterically and then told her not to tell Mr. TSL until everything was fixed.  Then some propane tank crap went down and our foundation has cracked due to the extreme drought!  Suckola!

It will eventually get done, I am just thankful to have a toilet in there now!! :)

My goal is to have this project done by Audrey's 2nd Birthday Party at the beginning of September!

-Make your life beautiful!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

How to Fix a Hole in the Wall...the easy way

A while back we removed some cabinets over the top of the island and this hole was left to be fixed.  We don't want to repair it until the weird 4x4's over the top of the island are removed as well.  Pretty sure those are going to leave some holes too!

Here's the hole:

Now, you'll need a piece of drywall, some drywall putty, a putty knife.  (realize that you are 500 months probably aren't, but I am)  Now that you have collected your supplies...go put the in the garage and grab a hammer and nail.

Hang a picture over the hole.... and tada.... the hole is "fixed" :)

-Make your life beautiful!!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cleaning Tips from Pinterest

So, lately I have been on random spurts of nesting....probably because I am 500 months pregnant.
I am so preggers that people don't say "Awe, when are you due?"  They say, "Lord, when are you due?"

Here are some tips from Pinterest that totally work!

Tips that work from Pinterest

1. Mattress Cleaner: Add 1 TBS of liquid fabric softener to 2 cups of baking soda and sprinkle on your mattress.  Leave for 1 hour and vacuum off.    (This makes your bed smell superb, plus it kills dust mites, ick.)

2. Magic Carpet Cleaner: 2 cups warm water, 1 TBS of Vinegar, 1 TBS clear dish soap.
(This took stains out of my bedroom carpet that the carpet cleaner wouldn't!)

3. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are the shit!  I mean it!  They absolutely deserve to be called magic! These boogers cleaned all the scuffs, crayon (thanks to Audrey), and random hand dirt off the walls.  Plus, I used it to clean my stainless steel sink that had a yellowy hue when we moved in-came right off.  It cleaned the nasty out of my washer tub, and countless other things!  I am all over these things, plus my kids aren't gigantic fans of cleaning, but I hand them one of these and they go to town on everything!

4. Wash your nasty shower liner.  All you do is take it down, shove it in the washer with some towels and washcloths, add soap and bleach and viola!!

5. Bathtub and shower cleaner.  Half white vinegar and half dawn dishsoap.  At first, this didn't work for me...mainly because I didn't read the directions.  You have to let it sit for like an hour.  I sprayed it and gave it 10 minutes, no dice.  The hour thing totally worked!!  WARNING: it makes your bathroom freaking kids could smell it in their room from the vents :)  It got dirt and grime off from the previous owners that I have had no luck trying to get it off!  Plus, I spray it, then race to see how much I can get done I the hour I have to wait!  Oh the excitement of a stay at home mom!

None of these ideas are my own, they are all found on my pinterest cleaning and organizing board.