Four years ago my husband and I bought a small 1939 Colonial on a street with little churchgoing old ladies who love their gardens and a house where both drugs and sex are sold.
Living just enough for the city ain’t just lyrics.
We spent our meager budget and most of the Spring ripping out hideous yellow and black tile, retiling, painting, knocking down walls, etc…We did much of this work ourselves.
And when we ran out of money and energy we took a break to admire our handiwork.
The frenzied DIY pace began anew when I insisted on finishing out our basement to add a second bathroom before our baby’s arrival.
Let’s just say our contractor was less pressed about the pending due date and took 3 month to complete a 5 week job. He wrapped up just a week shy of Z’s birth, thank God.
Hey, you can have it fast or cheap or good. In this case we at least got it cheap.
But I’m not bitter…
Anyway, we (and by we I mean me) are feeling the DIY bug as we prepare to try for baby #2. I know firsthand how draining and all consuming IVF cycles can be. And, should we get pregnant, I know that months of bedrest as I battle hyperemesis gravidarum are in my future.
So now’s the best time to finish up some DIY projects.
A kitchen upgrade by Mother’s Day is at the top of my list. What I’m going for can be found at the Lettered Cottage blog.
But I’m stumped on how to make our small basement family room–which currently looks like a daycare–look more like an adult space with kid friendly zones. Ideas?
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