Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home Improvers

We have been homebound for a few weeks and stretching our home improvement muscles. You need to know (if you didn’t already) that we are not handy people. Our standard line is “Four degrees between the two of us and we can’t...(fill in the blank: put together this grill, replace the furnace filter, put up a curtain rod)

I have a list of home improvements that I have wanted to do for years, and I finally got the nerve to try some of them...and they turned out great! We did some easy ones, like install a pendent light over our table, and replace our outdoor light fixture. Then we tackled the harder one: tiling the kitchen backsplash. We did pretty well, if I do say so myself. I watched “How To” videos for six months before we attempted it! I even got on a roll and bought a toy storage thing for Isabelle that was on sale...and put it together!

Next projects: Painting the kids bathroom (which Conrad did last night: purple, no less!), painting Isabelle's room, tiling the bathroom wall and installing hard wood floors. The last item, I’m still quite nervous about….


Leah said...

You can do it, you can do it! We're not handy people either. But it does always feel good to get something off that list!

Anonymous said...

whoa - so jealous of your subway tile backsplash!! i could never do that. and love that blue in the dining area...makes me think of the beach! well done Michael's!

Carrie C. :)

drowninginblessing said...

How inspiring! I didn't know what a "backsplash" was. We're knee deep in house plans for the village plans, but my nesting instinct is telling me we really need to replace horrid curtains and paint a few walls in our "city house." may the inspiration wear off!

Christy said...

You are hillarious! Dan and I say that all the time except with us it's "three degrees between us and we can't..." Sounds like that fourth degree might make a difference!