So, I’m sure everyone is wondering where in the world Cas has been? Well, I’ll tell you where I’ve been. I’ve been working. Not only at my job, but also at the house. 2012 is the year of the house. Little known fact, my bride and I have been in our house for just over three years and we are yet to put any paint on the walls, the horror. We’ve painted a thing or two in the house,furniture and such, but the walls are all the same bland color that it was when we purchased the house. So that being said, we’re forcing ourselves to customize our house and make it our own. Now I can read everyone’s mind, you’re all thinking, “Well what have you done so far?” Thanks for asking, below I will show you! There is a lot more to come folks so hold onto your seat!
The first thing we did was get rid of our old pantry system that we hated so much.
But thanks to our good friends at IKEA we put in a new shelving unit and was able to cram even more crap into the pantry!
Then last month I was walking through the Home Depot and I noticed in the end cap they had a section of doors for over 200 dollars off retail. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s the exact door I wanted. Not the door the wife wanted, but at the price she couldn’t argue with me. After fighting with someone who thought that just because they had already paid for the door that fit my house they could have it, I brought the door home. You read that right, the door I bought had already been purchased by someone else and put on hold. I had the Home Depot call the guy and convince him that he didn’t really want the door as bad as I did.
Here is the old ugly door.
And here is the new door, before it was painted. I need to get a picture of it painted, it looks much better black.
I also framed in a larger floor space in our tiny attic to store some stuff that is crammed in closets to make them a little more usable.
As we complete more projects I’ll keep everyone posted. Hopefully by the end of 2012 you guys will have seen a complete home transformation at the Smith House. *Curse you pinterest for adding even more projects to my todo list!