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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Still here!!

I know I have been missing in action again!
I got asked to be co-chair for a parade float for my church.
It literally sucked down all my time.
I spent from sun up to sun down working on it!!
The parade is this coming Sunday! 
I almost have my life back, I will show ya all about it later in another post!!

For now here is the next step in our basement.
You can see that everything doesn't always go as planned.
I made a new door only to decide to not use it!!
My plans don't always work, or I don't always like them in the end.

So here ya go!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rocking the Basement!!

Remember that box of rocks in the basement?
Well go back to "What to Do with  Great Deals" and watch the video.

Basically we found a large pallet of rock at the Restore for $100 before we even started the basement. We wanted to use it for the fireplace, but we weren't ready for it yet so we had to get creative in storing it!
We finally put that rock up on the wall.

Check out the video for all the details.

But here is a quick run down.
First we put up cement board.
Our other option was to put up black paper, chicken wire and then add a scratch coat of mud.
We thought the cement board sounded easier, so that's what we did.
It was hard to get the rock and mortar to stick and if I had to do it again I think I would try the black paper route.

Next we measured and drew out a template on the floor and placed rock in it. It was like a giant rock puzzle.

Then we installed the rocks one by one.

Next we tinted the grout and grouted. We got our first batch a little runny, and it took us awhile to figure out how long to let it dry before smoothing the grout, but it all worked out in the end.
What do you think?

I love the rock next to the grey cabinets.

Can't wait to show you more.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Finished a new chair

Working hard on so many projects around here!
I just finished recovering this amazing chair!!
I have no place for it so I am selling it!!

You can check it out in the Aaron Thomas Store
(link in the header).
I love how it turned out!

I am sorry to say I lost the before pictures when my hard drive die,
but the after pics are amazing!!

I am working on another post of the basement so stay tune!!
Thanks for stopping by!!