(Closed) Making our house a home!

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yup, we made a headboard for our bed & are now onto the nightstand from the left over wood.  Then we are painting the porch & staining the floor of the porch, then we are on to rehabing our half bath!  Busy at our house!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My house is in need of sprucing (and finishing reno’s) but it will have to wait until after the wedding πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am the designer and co-constructor.  I had all the details drawn, so that construction was easy.  My husband made all the cuts with the saw, but when it comes do drilling, gluing, stapling, I was right there with him!

The headboard was something we have needed for years, our pillows get stuck behind the bed by the end of the night.  But it was going to be over 500 dollars to get the one that matches our frame.. and then it was going to be around 150 for another night stand.  We will have the upholstered headboard & new end table for 125 total πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

We bought our house a year ago, and did some sprucing initially, but once the holidays rolled around, we were done! Summer came along and we started on the outside – and that turned into a full summer project! Now that fall is here again, we’ve started on the inside again. We put a fresh coat of paint in our living room and bought some furniture for it finally! We have a family room as well, so we don’t use the “formal” living room all that much. But it’s exciting to make things your own! The previous owners left some pretty hideous window treatments! It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and new curtains can do to a room!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Do you have any pictures/pointers on building the headboard? I saw it on young house love and Ive been thinking about doing it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Clarebee Sounds like fun! We are going to be tackling a lot of stuff in the upcoming months, too. (We plan to sell our townhouse in 1-2 years and move to a single-family just like you)  We are excited to get started, but first we need new windows throughout the house so that comes first. After that, we’ll move on to the fun stuff. Kitchen needs painting, new floor, new counter…going to be a busy winter for us. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ooooh! We just began renting a new condo, and the owner allowed us to paint, so we painted the bedroom Sandstone Cove by Behr and and one accent wall in the living room Burnished Clay by Behr. It was a lot of work (I had never painted before, so it was a fun first thing for a us to do!), but now it feels much more cosy, as the rooms were a stark white before!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@clarebee: We plan on painting the kitchen walls and cabinets. We’re going to have somebody do the floor and counter. We are also getting new appliances (YAY!!). Our kitchen is the only room in our house that is outdated, but we have waited since it’s also the priciest to renovate. Now we’re ready. This should help us sell our house when we’re ready soon. Oh, and I HATE painting unlike you. My arms hurt, I always splatter…argh. I wish I could learn to like it like you do! Demolishing sounds fun though!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Bostongrl25: You know, we haven’t taken a picture of it yet!

We had a wood frame that it would attach to, so we went from there.  Made two 2×3 legs that started at the ground (slightly above the existing frame feet) and went to 2″ below the top of the headboard.

We had a piece of MDF that was the height we wanted & 2 inches wider than the frame.

We got 2″ thick high density foam, batting & fabric to cover the MDF (the fabric needs to be large enough to wrap around all the sides, and have room to staple in the back.

We drilled 4 holes into each 2×3.  Two to attach to the frame at the bottom, and two more, each 4 inches from the top and bottom of the headboard at that location.  We attached bolts thru the MDF & glued them in place.  Making the headboard removable for re-upholstering.

We spray mounted the foam to the board, and the batting to the foam.  Then we wrapped the MDF with the fabric & stapled.  Then we slid on the 2×3 legs & bolted them together. (We countersunk the bolts so that they wouldn’t stick out and scratch the wall).  So it just looks like a simple fabric headboard, but we love it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We have a new house with no landscaping, so since the wedding we have planted 13 trees, and installed underground sprinklers to our front yard. We are hoping to get our volcanic rock  down on 1/2 the front yard, this year, and finish the front yard in the spring. In the summer we will do the back yard (paving stone circular patio, walkways, and planters). This winter we plan to finish the 2 bedroom and bathroom in our lower level (it is framed, wired, and roughed in plumbing, so we just need the drywall, paint, flooring, and trim. Then once that is done, I am going to re-decorate our master bedroom (it is still painted the builders paint, and I want to change the colour).

Lots and lots to do!!

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