Friday, January 18, 2008

Thanks Mom & Dad!

One of the major things I've realized about Glen and myself in our 14 years of marriage is that neither one of us is a fixer-upper type of person. Haha that sounded funny! Glen would argue that I myself could use a lot of fixing, but I'll save that post for another day. :)

I'm talking home maintenance type of fixing up. In fact I daresay we have a much higher tolerance level than the average person for BIG annoyances around the house. After all, there aren't many people who could put up with two years of doing laundry for 7 people with a dryer that took several hours to dry one load!

So, we've made a lot of progress over the last year, but there's no denying we still have a long ways to go to get our home the way we would like it.

Thank goodness for Mom & Dad to get us moving again!

THE PROBLEM: Thirty plus year old dresser handed down from my aunts where three of the six drawers had major issues. Each time attempts were made to fix the issues, the issues would resurface in very short order! No matter how often I reorganized their drawers or got on their cases about taking better care of them...there was no two ways around was an impossible task given what they had to work with!

THE SOLUTION: Two shelving units from Target and 50% off baskets from Michaels.
The girls love it and their clothes are staying organized!! ( For the sake of fairness, I should interject here that on this project all my parents did was to help me pick the shelves out...Glen was the assembler).

NEXT PROBLEM: Ever since we rewallpapered our dining room 1 1/2 years ago, our chairs have completely clashed.

SOLUTION: Mom and Dad save the day with fabric perfectly matched to the wallpaper!

It was way too embarrassing to post the before picture on this one, let's just say it was old, ugly, and a safety hazard...and now here's our new entertainment center armoire from freecycle! Total cost: $70 to rent the truck!

They also helped me get closets organized, assembled shelves, played with our kids, babysat for us, paid for groceries, stayed up late talking with us, helped prepare all the meals, and helped make Christmas wonderful!

We miss you...when are you coming back?


Deanne said...

What a beautiful armoire! Love the shelves from Target. I'm trying to come up with some good storage solutions for kid's toys, clothes, etc. You'll have to give me some suggestions. =)

Denise said...


Will they please adpot me?

K said...

I love it when mom and dad come too! Everything always gets done and is more organzied by the time they leave. I just wish they lived closer!

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