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Friday, February 22, 2013

What started as a small project...


Have you ever started a project that turned out to be BIGGER than you thought it would? 
Last January, Andy and I went to a food storage class.  The presenter talked about her food storage room where she has everything organized.  Andy and I decided that we need to get our food storage, that was located in several different areas throughout the house and garage, organized into one room.  Since we are now "empty-nesters" we have the space to do it.  Andy drew up plans, got out his trusty tools, and with some great ideas in his head, set out to accomplish the task of organizing the food storage.

Let me show you what has been done.

One remodeled bathroom  
This needed to be done so the room on the other side of the bathroom could be better utilized since the original bathroom was oddly shaped. It's a good thing we did this.  As we were tearing out the shower, we discovered horrible, black mold! YUK! This house was built in 1972.  We've lived in it for 10 years. It's time to get things done! Andy completely gutted this room and rebuilt it. He even tiled the huge shower.  I hung up the towel and put the scale on the floor. 


Laundry room moved to the furnace room.  
This needed to be done because our new storage room is in the old laundry room. 
Andy put in a new window, sheet rocked and insulated the walls, made the folding table, covered the floor, etc.  I put the plants in the window and the fabric softener sheets on the dryer! :)


Office 
This is the room outside the bathroom.  Andy made the book shelves and the almost finished desk. He has done a beautiful job on every project he tackled.  I helped load the books in the book shelves.


You're probably wondering about the food storage room.  Well, we're working toward that.  Our food storage is still in several areas of the house and garage but it will be heavenly when "we" get it done!  Andy has discovered a new love...woodworking.  He has acquired a few new "tools" along the way that has made his projects go much more smoothly.


We'll eventually get to the reason we started this project but, until then, has anyone seen that #10 can of pinto beans?





21 comments:

J. said...

Wow, looks great. Not a bad haul for just wanting to redo your food storage space :)

Ginger said...

Everything looks awesome! I can't wait to be an empty nester for that very reason! Woo hoo for empty nesting! :)

Barbaloot said...

Oh my gosh- how awesome to have all those new, organized rooms! Maybe not the process of getting them...but I bet it's exciting to take clothes to the new laundry room or wash your hands in the new bathroom:)

Ann Marie said...

All of the rooms look so great!
You crack me up with:
" I added the scale and towels."
haha...

I love your goal in mind! My food storage room isn't everything I want it to be yet either... but it's coming.

Yay to food storage goals for 2013!

Sue said...

It's so much fun to remodel a bit when you can actually do it yourself. It's cool that he has those skills!

=)

Julie said...

You make me smile. I'm glad you are blogging again. :)

Nancy Face said...

Wow, awesome projects!

I love your hubby's saw! In our house, that message would be about me - I get SOOO cranky when somebody takes my hammer or adjustable screwdriver or tape measure! Grrr!

Joanie said...

Looks great Connie. Andy has become quite the carpenter. How nice to have those rooms finished. The bathroom looks wonderful.

karen said...

Remodeling is kind of like having a baby: it's such a pain, but then you get that nice present at the end. And it seems it's sort of a domino process. One thing leads to another. And another... Beautiful job so far though!

Camille said...

Sounds like you two make a nice team! :) Glad to see you blogging again!

lesa said...

I am glad you are blogging again as well!

You BOTH did a great job :)

Natalie A said...

Wow, your rooms look amazing. Andy is such a great carpenter, worker, etc.
It's so nice that you helped too. That last woman's touch is so important. HA!

Garden of Egan said...

You probably should sit and rest a little. I know that wheni have hug towels on a towel rack I'm exhausted.
When I hung two, I had to be admitted to the hospital.

The projects are beautiful.

Doran & Jody said...

Awesome job! Andy is so lucky to have your help. I'm sure he couldn't accomplish as much by himself.

I can't wait to see your storage room.

I live in such a cracker box that I can't do much to this house unless I added on and finances and looming layoffs say....that is NOT going to happen.

Grandma Honey said...

We are in the process of planning some remodeling so I find this very interesting. I hope you give updates on the food storage. I'd love a food storage room too and I'm trying to decide whether or not to give up our guest room for that.

You do about as much work as I do when we have those big house projects. Ha!

Jenny Lynn said...

LOL>... adding the towel and scale is a very important job to do. The rooms look great. I like your folding table.

wendy said...

You guys have been busy busy BUSY. But I bet it feels good. I always feel good when I accomplish BIG things like that. ha ha...that saw is funny.
and btw...I don't have your pinto beans (tee,hee)

wendy said...

Oh, and I was glad to see you put the fabric softeners on the dryer.

gigi said...

Yay!! I am so proud of y'all and for you!! The remodeling while living in the house is so hard!! The dust, the mess, the.....

Oh, and welcome back!

Yvonne said...

Way to go!!! If you didn't put the towel there, WHO WOULD????

Great job.

" Hit It......." said...

You have been busy. I too have been working on food storage. Love all of your remodeled projects; especially the bathroom.

One of our goals is to get a food storage. As it sits now, we would starve! :)