Anyhow on Saturday afternoon, I made up this month's quilt block for the block of the month club. Its called Fair and Square and for the first time ever, I actually followed the pattern, without running into a problem? So there is hope for me yet!! Planning on getting the black, white and red one done on Sunday.
Now one of the things dh is busy with is building a closet in our bedroom. The photo below is the before photo, actually at this point he had pulled off the crown molding on the ceiling and pulled all the baseboards off.
He had got the framing up and all the drywall up. We now have to tape the edges and mud over the screw holes etc and sand it all..icky!!
We are putting in sliding doors that will be in solid pine, and I will stain and varnish them to match the other doors in the house. Quite excited to think we may have a proper closet by sometime in February. Mind you not sure when we'll get the doors as depending on whether we get three or four doors, (can't remember what was decided in the end), it will cost between $400 to $500 just for the doors. However it will look as though it has been there since the house was built when we get it finished. I'm of the view if you want something to look right, 1. get my dh to do it (he's very, very picky and everything has to be just so), and 2. do it right, don't be cheap. In this case we could buy cheaper doors, but they wouldn't look right with the rest of the doors in the house.
Did you put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today? I did, got my money put in for the month and a bit more. So I am just going to keep putting more money in there, the more the better, don't you think?
Today's Money Saving Tip:
Do It Yourself:
What's wrong with trying to do things yourself around the house? Of course rewiring or replumbing your house may be out of the question, but painting a room, installing some laminate flooring, even doing some landscaping yourself is a great way to learn a new thing and save you money. If you're not sure how to do something, like changing some taps, ask someone at the store, or even better go online there are how to's on there. Or if you know someone who is handy around the house, get them to come over and show you what to do, you may have to feed them, but its a great way of getting together with people and maybe you have a skill that you can barter with them.
I know I am going to try and do drywall taping for the first time today with the help of dh, when he comes in from work. I figure putting drywall plaster stuff over the screw holes and imperfections will be just like icing a cake, so it can't be too difficult????
I do have a confession though......I am just plain useless when it comes to using any type of tool, though I did use a screwdriver on Saturday changing the needle in my sewing machine!!!! Also I have no idea what so ever what tools are called. Those different heads on screwdrivers just baffle me, and I hate it when dh or my dad ask me to get the "Whatever" screwdriver; what they should say to me is get the one with the criss-cross on it, or the square thingy on it, or the straight edge thingy on it, but no they insist on using the name and I have no idea which one they are talking about.
Whoops, that Money Saving Tip turned into a rant didn't it!!