Spring Cleaning Episode 4

While my husband and I were working on the master bedroom, my dad was simultaneously re-doing the entire closet.

Unfortunately I did not get a true before picture as our carpet used to have grimy rails and shelves along with the same carpet the bedroom had.  The picture I took was taken after my dad had patched up and sanded down all of the unevenness from patched up holes that were improperly down.  Once he fixed the old holes, he fixed the holes that happened during the demolition of the previous closet.

So my dad fixed the holes, painted the closet to match the room, installed the new system from closet maid, and I painted the baseboards.  Below is our finished product:

 

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Spring Cleaning Episode 3

The Master Bedroom was a hot mess.  One of the things I loved the most about our bedroom though is how big it is!  I hated the yellow walls and hated the carpet (I personally am not a carpet person).  So we set off to renovate our bedroom as one of the first indoor renovations.

First we removed all of the carpet ourselves (They wanted to charge us $500 for something that took 15 minutes to do).  Then we had someone add in the laminate which we matched the one the previous homeowners had put in the hallway.  Lastly, we changed the yellow to a light gray and got rid of the fan that had never been cleaned since the house was built in 1972.  We did the painting and fan switch ourselves.

And the finished product:

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Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

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Spring Cleaning: Episode 2

Continuing with this months theme, not only was our back yard a hot mess, so was our front entrance.  So much so that we discovered beautiful plants underneath the unkept disaster.

This project was also done by my husband.  I helped with the mulch, rocks, and pressure cleaning, but he did the bulk of it (I prefer to work in the AC).

So basically we had 2 sections to redo:  This first section was ridden with those grassy plants that attract rodents so we got rid of them.  We cleared out the jungle, discovered beautiful rocks to use as accents and made that expensive copper pale the people had shoved in the back and turned into the centerpiece.  We also added plants to the window sill and mulched and added rocks to border the square.

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The next patch was a forest that we had to take a part.  As you can see we kept a few of the bromeliads, added podocarpus which have now grown, mulched, added a border, added a hose, made everything look more ordered, and lastly we added the stone pathway.  The pathway used to be a nonexistent dirt patch.  Underneath all of the first we discovered all of those pavers and re-worked them into a beautiful path for easy garbage rolling.  And of course, we also had to pressure clean the driveway.

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All in all I am 100% please with how this DIY turned out on our low end budget for the project.  Stay tuned for more home DIYs!

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Spring Cleaning Episode 1

In honor of spring cleaning and next month being the 1 year anniversary closing on our first home I decided to reflect back over the next month and a half on all of our DIY projects!

If you live in Miami, you know good locations are pretty pricey compared to other cities in the US.  To make it even more difficult, my husband works in wynwood, which to be honest I am not a fan of any of the surrounding neighborhoods.  I also cringed at potentially living in Brickell or Downtown as being places relatively close.  So did he (thank God). So instead we were faced with the challenge of having to find a place that fit all of my criteria (aside from good local, good schools, etc.)

  • 3 bedrooms (1 for us, 1 for a home office, 1 for a wayyy future nursery)
  • 2.5 baths (1 for us, 1 for guests, 1 for future kids)
  • A good area for my at home gym to create content and train my local clients
  • a yard so that I didn’t have to spend half my day walking my small dog
  • a house house (I personally am not a fan of apartments or condos) and townhouses I wasn’t sure about being so close to my neighbors.

The only thing my husband cared about was that it was not more than an hour away from work.

We ended up accidentally coming across a neighborhood and falling in love with a little townhouse on a lake.  However, it needed some SERIOUS updating.  Little by little and lot of elbow grease later we have come a long way, and still have a few more major projects left to do.

The landscape was one of the first things we decided to tackle.  Our backyard was a jungle of poorly kept bromeliads, luckily the pavers were already beautifully done (just needed to be power washed.

The landscaping was done and designed by my then fiance, his mom, and his littler sister.  Once all of the landscaping was done my now husband and I went to work on the power washing,  Here’s how everything turned out!

Before:

Unfortunately I couldn’t get a true before because as much as I reminded my husband to take a before picture (i was working on one of the rooms) he forgot to I had to take a picture once they had cleared out most of the plants.  As you can see, the pavers had beautiful earth toes to them underneath all of that dirt.

After:

Simple and sleek.  Now all of the plants have started to grow and are looking beautiful! we were also able to uncover that beautiful lemon tree and cannot wait for them to grow!

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

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