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Finally – The Mess and the Grinning Idiot is BACK!

After about 6 months of trying to sell our house we had enough and pulled our house of the market and I have been smiles ever since!  The grinning idiot is back!  I FINALLY get to make a mess again!  WHICH MEANS….I GET TO CRAFT AGAIN!!!!! YEAH!!!! {Sigh} HUGE Relief!!!

And you guys probably know me by now, or if not you’ll get a since pretty quickly, my mind has not stopped with all the possibilities of what my house could become, what I could create, what messes and incomplete projects I could dream up. And to add on top of that, because we had to get our house “move in ready” (meaning blah walls, no personal items…in general no personality), I’ve seen my house in a whole new light and my mind is brimming with opportunities for improvement.  IT’S LIKE A WHOLE NEW HOUSE!!! and I get to decorate, paint and make it my own again. :)

So here is what is coming up that we are going to do the house:

  1. paint the bathroom cabinets black and distress them
  2. paint the kitchen cabinets a cream color and distress them
  3. paint the mudroom cabinets to match the kitchen cabinets
  4. revise my craftroom with a huge wall dedicated to a white board and cork board.  Have a station for Emily’s crafts and art
  5. we are building a garage and fence
  6. purchase a closet organization system for our master bedroom
  7. put back up all my family pictures going up the stairwell
  8. I get to redecorate Em and Tyler’s rooms – I’m still dreaming up what to do there…
  9. I have Silhouette ideas for the staircase, shower, front door, above a door, hallway
  10. buy barstools – currently I’m scouring craigslist for to buy and refurbish

To help decide direction, get ideas, pin products I like, I’ve been creating a pinterest board of all the ideas and things I liked that we are going to do to the house :).  Feel free to follow the board and you’ll see what I’m thinking before I post the actual process – inquiring minds want to know. :0

Home Remodeling Ideas_Pinterest Board

I’ll be posting the progress and ideas as I move through them. While I’m super excited about all of the above, I’m going to have to pace myself because 1) I work 2) my dear hubby can really only handle one thing at a time (bless his heart :) ) 3) we need to budget both our time and money on these things – if we are going to do it, we are going to do it right (period).

I’m starting with my office/craft room – mommy has to get her happy place back :).  Stay tuned for progress, tutorials and fun ideas!

  • Dolly

    Good for you. If mom’s happy everyone is happy :)

  • Chelle

    Welcome Back!! I’m SURE I speak for MORE than just myself when I say, “Can hardly wait to see your first project!!!! Have F. U. N.!!!!!

    • http://www.grinninglikeanidiot.com/ Stephanie

      Hey Chelle!

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback!!! This past weekend I had 3 projects going on at once and I can’t wait to share!! My craft room and garage are disaster areas and I’m grinning nonstop about it :).I LOVE crafting and sharing with you all and comments like yours literally puts a smile on my face! I hope I can do the same for you.

      Many thanks!!
      Stephanie