There is one thing that you cannot say about DH and I and that is that we are lazy. We pour sweat out on the weekends working on projects. We’ve always been a bit crazy like this.
We purchased our first home when we were newly married and spent every weekend renovating our house. We spent more time at Home Depot then anywhere else in those days. We tiled, painted, framed a basement, sanded floors, landscaped, built a deck, a shed, installed doors and windows, installed countertops, knocked down walls and built furniture.
This was our first home. We were 25 years old. DH convinced me to move into a fixer-upper with the hope that we would eventually tear it down and build. That would come after many, many of our own projects.
When we were not at the hardware store we were working or watching DIY shows. We lived it. This is one of my favorite pictures and favorite projects. Tearing out all the mint green & black tile from our first bathroom. And we were LUCKY to have the green and not the pink like other homes in our neighborhood!
Even my first birthday present as a married woman was a pedastal sink! (Yes, I still give DH grief about that one!)
We are still living the DIY lifestyle and teaching our kids that it is worth the time, effort and money to put into the space that you LIVE in. Home is everything.
All that to say that this is the summer of updating here in the Bensten house. We decided to replace all our carpeting, which led to refinishing our wood flooring, adding wood flooring to the master bedroom, red carpet to our new movie room, a backyard fence, patio and landscaping. I then moved onto the details, like a change of paint for the master, an area rug, and new chandelier. This then inspired me to repaint some of the pieces on our mail level. Needless to say we have not stopped.
Here a look at the chaos.
I will be posting on paint colors, rug colors/brands and the projects we have going on this week. It’s what I’m living and breathing at the moment. But don’t worry about us, we are used to breathing in a bit of dust from our projects & lifestyle so it all feels normal.
Barbara Mayo says
What a couple of hard workers you two are! It is wonderful that you have so much in common. Enjoy your blog and website!
Wow! I’m exhausted just reading your post! Can’t wait to see all the results!