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Home Sweet Home
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Friday, September 18, 2015

From "honey-do" to "honey-did"

My boyfriend has been hard at work on several projects throughout the house. 

Some projects of his own and some from my "honey-do" list. 

We finally painted the air return. It went from white to satin nickel.  A lot cheaper than buying one in that color. 

The floor vents were done as well. They went from an ugly dark tan to satin nickel. 

We were such a fan of how our kitchen outlets looked, the rest of the house was changed as well. 

The laundry room has been an adventure. Originally there was going to be a shelf and a hanging rod. It was determined the studs weren't placed to support the shelf. During this process a pipe was drilled into. A quick phone call to the plumber and it was determined to be an air vent for the sewage system. Yeah... The room stunk by the time the repair was made. My very handy boyfriend fixed it up, patched up the hole in the wall and repainted. He's a good man. 

He also strung the wires in the office behind the wall. 

We had them delete the towel bar from our master bath. We installed hooks for our towels. 

A once bare corner of our great room was decorated. 

And other pictures now cover the once bare walls

Other small decor items have been purchased. 

My boyfriend replaced the awful landscaping. They use mulch that fades within a couple of weeks and use no weed barrier so we are forced to pull weeds every couple of weeks.  Now that won't be a problem. 

We purchased cheap office carpeting for the unfinished portion of the basement. Eventually the boxes will be stored away and the workout area will be complete.

My boyfriend found the sump pump running and hot due to all the mud and debris they left in it. So that was cleaned out and now works properly. 

And finally the garage that he's been working so very hard on. 

Today was the day for my pantry door to FINALLY be installed. We got the call this morning that the replacement door was here. We bought special tools so we could drill it correctly ourselves.  Well, guess what??  It was drilled wrong, yet AGAIN!!  My jaw dropped when we opened it. It was supposed to just be the uncut slab after all the confusion from last time. How on earth did they get it wrong again?  It literally was the exact same way it was last time it came in wrong. My boyfriend swears it IS the same door and is making them check their store room for the correct one. 

I helped load it back into the truck and walked away. I am so aggravated.  All I want is my pantry door. What has to be done to make that happen??


  1. Your home is beautiful! How did you paint the floor vents? I have been thinking about replacing them but painting them would be better.

    1. Rustoleum Spray Paint, they have so many different metallic colors now. Even ones with texture. We chose the satin nickel color that matches our fixtures. It turned out great.

  2. Love the satin nickel.. it makes everything look great! Such a great idea! So glad you were able to get the pipe fixed quickly... oops! :) I just love that inset you have where the mirror is. Those little statement areas make such a difference.