Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Art, Moving and Remodeling on a Budget

Okay so todays post is not about my artwork but its still about being creative in your home life.
So I know I have been MIA(missing in action) for a few months here in blogland, but I assure you I'm still alive and kicking, and scratching and biting too;)
I have teaching more private students and have put some of my bigger art projects on hold.

Here's the scoop-I am in the process of downsizing like most people now a days and I was fortunate enough to find a great little place that I can afford AND in a nice neighborhood too!(Thank you God)
I will be moving in one month!!!

It is a tiny(1100sq. foot) gem in the rough, and by that I mean that the original owners haven't changed anything since 1960. Everything is in a sad state and needs some serious TLC which I will be very happy to give it. I want to save what I can but the house has to be safe and comfortable enough for a family and our pets too.

I want to create a Tropical-Cottage look. So if you want to keep up with my adventures in remodeling on a really tight budget just keep visiting me here and I will update you on the changes taking place as they happen.

Here are some before shots: This is the living room-I have to take out that antique oil heater thingamajig
and see if I can salvage the floors. They are pretty beat up and stained but I think if I darken them they will be okay. Since the wall is textured I will be making some kind of design out of paneling to hide the new sheetrock.
Here is the bathroom, its pink and grey and begging for a facelift. It's going to be all white with a grey tiled floor with some large subway tile around the tub and an ikea vanity.
 and last but not least is the kitchen, yes that linoleum will be the first thing to go along with the horrible faded wallpaper throughout the kitchen and rooms. I'm seeing a BLUE kitchen in my future!!
I will begin posting art again as soon as I get situated and creating in my new art space which has some great windows and natural light!!!

All my best,