From Eww to Ahh
When we bought the house, the first floor bedroom had some serious aesthetical issues. The bright white trim was at odds with the dark paneling and wallpaper; and the dated decor made the room feel small and gloomy.


Take a look at what you can accomplish with fresh paint and 32 feet of trim molding.
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A Clean Chill
My task for this evening was to clean the fridge in the first floor apartment.  The baking soda I'd put in the fridge and freezer my first day working on the house had long since abated the noxious odor that had attacked us when we first viewed the property.  Now it was time to complete its transformation from scary to functional. 

I hadn't initially considered this a full fledged "project", certainly not something blog worthy.  I hadn't equated cleaning with being "handy".  (Alas, because of this, I took no "before"* pictures.)  However, once the soy sauce packets were thrown out, and I began to wipe away the stale rice and layers of of a dark sticky substance, the origins of which are best not known, I realized that the extent of the transformation needed to be shared and appreciated.

So behold my shiny triumph!!

My husband, upon viewing the rebirth of the appliance of chill, said "So, you just bought a new fridge then?"

*I promise, I don't always use this many quotation marks.

And so it begins...

Today we bought a house.  At my insistence we went from the closing at the lawyer's office, directly to Home Depot.  Paint and supplies were purchased for doing the dining room and the office.  A myriad of other necessities were acquired as well, the details of which I will get to in a later post. 

While the first projects won't begin until the morning, I couldn't resist leaving our mark when we dropped off the supplies at the new house.  After all, it is ours now, and in marriage, what's yours is MINE!


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