FO Friday: Craft Room Renovation

My craft room AKA the basement guest room recently got a BIG face lift. This room never had a closet and had ugly peg board and shelves covering the furnace. It was hard to access to furnace in addition to being an eyesore. My absolutely wonderful father and husband rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

The furnace area got louvered bi-fold doors and a new sheet rock wall where the shelves were. The shelving unit was re-purposed and moved to another wall.  We added extra shelves to make them more useful. And the old craft shelf was moved to the laundry room for extra storage.

But best of all, we put in a closet!! Now I have a closet to store winter coats, yarn boxes and craft supplies out of sight! It also made a nice place to put the guest TV. My mom likes to be able escape the kiddo chaos to watch her shows when she visits.

The last thing I need to do is find some skinny night stands for next to the bed. The TV trays while functional aren’t doing it for me anymore.

I can’t believe how much I love this room now! I owe my dad and hubby big time for all this work. I wonder what I can knit them?

Happy Knitting!!

Project Of A Different Kind

For about a year and a half now, my kitchen floor has needed some serious TLC. The tile was beautiful but multiple attempts at re-laying and re-grouting just didn’t’ work. The backing board was too water damaged and tile and grout were constantly coming loose. I just felt my kitchen and office were GROSS all the time.

Last fall, via my cousin’s lumberyard, we purchased some tile-ish looking waterproof laminate to replace the floor. And this summer finally came a time where I had the vacation time and my dad was available to help me. We ripped the tile, pulled backing board and million staples, scraped glue and mastic until we had blisters and then snapped together the new floor. All in all it took two and a half solid days of work. But oh my, I couldn’t be more pleased!

I am already in love with cooking on the new floor and being able to sweep and mop knowing I’m actually getting stuff clean. And I hope and pray that is the last time I have to deal with this silly floor!

Now back to knitting tomorrow!