So... While I have neglected my blog and my two readers (thanks, Mom and Dad, for reading my blog) I am now going to make it up to you by writing about all of the projects my husband and I do around the house. We love home improvement projects and we are both very creative but we are always on a tight budget. This means that trash to treasure projects will be in overdrive and trips the the local thrift store and salvage yard will be frequent. You can also bet on some thrifty and interesting solutions to problems.
So here it is... our house. I know, it's not much to look at. I call it the "80's leftovers" house, but in time it will be a Locke Into Design paradise fit for it's new owners. Just the thought of it makes me want to roll up me sleeves and get to work.
The first order of business for the outside is a new roof, some paint, and pulling out the overgrown bushes to make way for landscaping. On the inside the popcorn ceilings are coming down and some color is going up on the walls. The kitchen is being remodeled by reusing as many of the old 80's cabinets as possible, and the vinyl flooring is being replaced with tile.
I know what your thinking... the only good thing is the carpet and yes that vase that the previous owners left on the fire place does look like they left grandma behind but thankfully they did not.
We are going to raise the ceiling in the kitchen and open it up to the living room. Painting the cabinets grey and the walls a fresh shade of sea glass green.
The dinning room and living room don't need much. The fake beams on the ceiling and horrible fans are the first things to go and we are still debating on whether to keep the wood stove.
You'll just have to keep reading to see what happens anything is a possibility. We're starting with a blank slate and doing all the work ourselves.
Wish us luck.