Saturday, January 12, 2013

The beginning of a craft room

Finally a new house post! Although we moved in December 1, it's been a looong process with unpacking and trying to make rooms "ours." We're still not done yet. I haven't wanted to decorate the kitchen, for instance, because I want to paint in there first and I'm not up to tackling that big job yet, lol. However, I have tackled my craft room!

I chose Benjamin Moore's Moonshine (thanks Young House Love for the color inspiration =) color matched to Olympic No VOC paint in satin. I also used Zinnser primer with is high quality, stain blocking and low-VOC! All that and it was less expensive than Kilz. Our look-like-wood linoleum we bought from a small privately owned surplus store a couple of towns over. We scored! And bought it for a mere $3 a yard because it had flaws. We have yet to see any flaws in the 9x13 piece we bought but there was a lot of tape and tape residue where they had it rolled up and secured but that's easily cleaned =) So now a few before and after pics.

This is one of the better 'before' pics I have. The rest are sadly iPhone pics =/ I know, I know!

First, we did have to rip up the carpet and put new sub-flooring down because there were quite a bit of soft spots that made me nervous to even walk around in there =/

Below is my first attempt to get rid of that wallpaper border! The previous owners had left a bottle of Zinnser Wallpaper Removal here and let me tell ya, I LOVE that stuff!

After pics (well, they're really "still in progress" pics)! As you can see, when I took these pics, I hadn't painted around the window yet but that's done. The floors got done although I still haven't cleaned the tape off yet, lol. The closed door is a closet. The open door used to be a bathroom but because a pip broke (hence the soft spots), it was just capped off and made it into a second closet.

And that's what I've been up to part of the time, lol! Today though, I've moved my table in there because I'm itching to get my sewing machine out to finish a few gifts so there's been some progress today =) So there will definitely be more official after pics soon!

Resolutions in Motion ROUND TWO

Yeap, I'm at it again. I've been trying to make a lifestyle change and although I've fell off the wagon a few times, I haven't let that get me down. So here I am again participating in Resolutions in Motion for a six week blogger challenge. My goals are pretty much the same from round 1 but I've added one very important goal =)

My goals are:
Drink at least the recommended 8 oz. of water a day and less Mountain Dew
Try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day
Read my Bible daily!

I actually started eating better last Saturday, more water drinking, and with the use of myfitnesspal (which is awesome, btw) on my iPhone, it is easy to count calories! By Monday morning, I had lost 4 pounds but after a baby shower Tuesday night, I had gained 2 back but hey, it was a fun baby shower =) And I'm anxious to start exercising with my new exercise bike thingie I bought. We'll see how that goes, lol. I know it won't be easy so I have to just accept that and stick to it!

I just know I want to go from my before pics to my after that I mentioned in round 1!



Before pics:

What I am really excited about though is to start reading my Bible daily. It's something I've always wanted to do more of but never had dedicated enough time to. With everyday stresses of life and work, I think it would be good for me.

So once again, wish me luck and say a little prayer for me.

If you want to join Resolutions in Motion there is till time, click the link and join in!