Andy from Poppies at Play contacted me about a month ago asking if I would like to participate in this parade of homes, and I thought, “Sure, should be fun, and a month is like forever, I’ve got plenty of time”
Meanwhile, the month flies by and I do nothing (…you know what I mean, besides being on vacation for two weeks, coming home and actually getting unpacked, and being a Mom to a newly crawling baby, yikes!!)
And then, about a week ago, reality smacked me right in the face and said “You idiot! You don’t have a single room in your house actually done!”
And I dropped my previously big head and cursed, “Bummer! You’re right!”
So uh… This ought to be interesting.
I guess I am here in the home show to help you feel better about your home!
And so welcome to my Parade of Homes… the reality version! You see, I can tolerate an unfinished project for far too long without it even bothering me. In my minds eye, I see what the finished product will look like, so I have no fear. And I tell myself that my house looks fine. But to the outsider, it must seem like I live in a semi-zoo like exhibition of what happens to people who are chronic remodelers who are too busy to finish anything… and live amongst the mess.
The truth is I am nowhere near done on a house ’til I have to put it up for sale and I have no more time to work on it, period.
Wanna know what I mean, well here you go. This picture was taken today of my entry and part of my living room…. Notice the bolt of fabric for the wing chair, the missing seats (in the craft room being recovered), the railing seems to be missing in action, and nothing really on the walls except a large rectangle of tape, strange…
And Buddy, our cat came in specifically for me to photograph him sleeping on the bed.
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A while ago, I decided I couldn’t take it anymore and needed a project I could finish fast and so we did the relatively decent upstairs bath. I literally just went upstairs and took the final pictures about 2 minutes ago. So I guess I can thank the Parade of Homes for kicking my behind in gear to actually get something done.
This project was on the cheap. We had left over tile from our last house’s kitchen remodel here. Wood from a friends old kitchen cabinets to use (we updated the vanity I have some instructions here, built a mirror frame and used the existing mirror, and built a cabinet for above the toilet basically free) and painted the walls.
We found a $15.00 light at Habitat Re-Store and a new faucet at Costco for $35.00 ( an now we regret we didn’t buy 3 more for the rest of the baths cuz they don’t have them anymore!) I need to include befores, that is just how I do things.
I think that is enough for today, cuz I really need to get off my computer
and get working on actually finishing a project.
Proof that we actually can finish a project!!
Thanks Poppies at Play for inviting me!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.