I have wanted to start blogging ever since we have closed to show everything we are doing.
So here is the deal. Our budget is very very small, buy I am excited. I have decided to see how much we can do for how little.
We are starting out with a budget of 2500 dollars. We have a lot of things that need to be done right now so it's going to be tricky.
First off, this house has a basement apt. that needs some adjustments so that we can rent it. (Another one of our ideas to save money)
Secondly, this house has awesome wood floors that were hiding beneath the mauve carpet upstairs, that we will be refinishing. So those are the two projects we are conquering for now.
I have gone through and taken some before and afters and I want to share them with you guys since this is what will be occupying most of my time for awhile.
The other big deal with this project is that my husband is gone with work 24/7. He is an accountant so a lot of this has fallen to me. I have had help from family which I am so grateful for, but I have also learned that as women we really can do a lot of things ourselves. . .like use a sawzall, tear down walls, rip up carpet, and haul it all away. I've never been a good one with patience and I don't have the luxury of waiting for my husband to come and do it. So here's the results.
This closet with the glass shelves was removed.
Red Oak floors yeah!
Not a great picture, but love love that we decided to take out the closet and open this wall up. Thanks to my brother for doing the hardest part!
I wish I had taken a before picture. This is a mini bar that we will be turning into a kitchen. My teen nephews loved doing the demolition.
Wall down and fireplace exposed! We will now re-frame the wall so it doesn't cut the window in half.
So far we have spent about $50. But tearing down is cheap. It will be the building back up that's going to cost us. Now I am on a mission to find free and very cheap items. We will be re-using the "shop" wood to frame the upstairs bedroom and to put up the wall downstairs. We also saved the doors where we could. I'm going to try and sell some of the cool "barn" looking wood on the walls as well.
MONEY SPENT SO FAR $50.00 -blades for the sawsall, masks, eye protection and dump runs.