Bath Faucet Install

Bath Faucet Install

My dad and I installed a much needed new faucet in my master bathroom. The old one was leaking and while it wasn’t too outdated, I wanted a new look to go with the rest of the bathroom’s new look that will be coming soon. I highly recommend using a large pillow under your back when going under the sink. Also, don’t forget your safety...

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Kitchen Faucet Install

Kitchen Faucet Install

My dad and I installed a new faucet in the kitchen. My back always got sore when I washed dishes and I felt like it was because our faucet was too low and close to the sink. The faucet was high enough to fill tall glasses but everything always had to be filled in the center of the sink. I was looking for a faucet where I could move the neck and possibly one with the sprayer hose in the faucet neck. Well, once I went out looking for a kitchen faucet and realized how expensive they are, I decided to go with a gooseneck one that had a sprayer separate. I still purchased a brushed nickel one like I wanted to replace our current chrome one. I did forget to take a picture of the original faucet but found a month-old picture of the faucet – it is just a standard builder-grade chrome kitchen faucet. It is amazing how much stuff is under the sink that needs to be removed when replacing a faucet. I took the opportunity to organize those items into a large bin. It looks so much...

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Organizing the Attic

Organizing the Attic

The attic has always been a problem area. There is so much I would like to store up there but the area is so narrow that I have to make sure everything stays close to the sides. If more than just the middle had plywood, I’d have SO much room. I still get a lot up there though and it has gone through lots of phases of organization. Each phase is better than the previous and it keeps getting better. This time I made a lot of good improvements. I moved our seasonal clothes into clear bins so we can see them and know what we have. The blue bins the clothes used to be in became storage bins for household items. Instead of having these items in either crates or loose in piles, they are now organized by containers, office, kitchen, and bath. The Space Bags have done wonders for making more room where there used to be small bags stacked up always falling over. Our boxes are still stacked up at one end, but they always come in handy when we are selling things we don’t need anymore. Attic before recent organization: After rearranging bins and items, the attic looked better. There is still more work to do, but that will be for the next time. Continuous...

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Frame of Mind

Frame of Mind

Sometimes just a change of a frame on a piece of art makes it look completely different. I have a set of 4 seasonal fairy prints by fantasy artist David Delamare. I really didn’t like the gold frames, so after searching, I found brushed nickel paint. I took the pictures out of the frames, sanded down the frames to make sure the paint would stick, and then applied the spray paint outside.The pictures look so much better and different colors pop out now. The gold ones may look better with the wall color (which is the same in both pictures), however, the walls will be painted soon and the frames will fit in perfectly...

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Even More Space Bags

Even More Space Bags

Once I proved to myself that the Space Bags did so well organizing the attic, I waited until the following month to get more. And when I did, I went through my jackets, sweaters, and small rugs to fill more space bags. Lots of sweaters fit in one of these jumbo Space Bags… Just a few shy of 40! Small rugs did pretty well too. I didn’t have too many but enough to make the space bag worth it. I started with more rugs but donated a lot of them knowing I would just be wasting storage space if I held onto them. I have room to expand if...

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