I finally finished another table upcycle :)

I finally finished another table upcycle :)

Hey guys! I'm taking a little break from the office to share one of my smaller projects with you. Don't worry though, the office is lookin' great and I can't wait to share the progress with you!

Soooo, a looong time ago...I picked up a table that someone was throwing away. I wanted to upcycle the table and put in the sunroom. I mentioned it way way back in a post when we redid the sunroom. (Still lovin' that room by the way <3) Yea, I know, you don't remember. I wouldn't either. Here's a reminder...

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So we may be hoarding

So we may be hoarding

And if we aren't hoarding we certainly are collecting some...stuff. We moved from a 2 bed/2 bath apartment to a 3 bed/2 bath house. While the third bedroom isn't that much extra space, we also gained a sun room and another random room we refer to as the sitting room. That’s three entire rooms that we don't have any furniture for and lately we've had an eye out for treasures on the side of the road.

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Garage Sale Domination

Garage Sale Domination

Since moving into the new house we have wanted to hit up some garage sales on a Saturday. It took a few weekends to have the time to do so, but man oh man did we make out big! I’ll put it this way…when was the last time you had to go home and unload the car (ahem…jeep) to be able to go back and fit the rest of your garage sale finds in the car? Yup, we totally did. And we made out like bandits! I put together an excel sheet (did you expect anything less?) of our finds, including what they asked, what we paid, the retail value, and the percentage saved. I included the spread sheet at the end of the post for those who are interested in the details. For those who aren't…we got $691 worth of stuff (that’s a pre-tax figure) for $155. I call that a win.

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The Best Upgrades are Free!

The Best Upgrades are Free!

The house has taken over life! (In a good way.) I thought I’d make a laundry list of some of the little things we have been tackling around the house!

My parents were here a few weekends ago and helped us with some housework. The Engineer and my dad hung 8 sets of blinds (I think). They made such a big difference! There were a lot of windows with little fabric panels on them or a see through covering which is not cool at night when you are in display. The new blinds look wonderful and still let all the light in when we want it.

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