We spent a good chunk of Labor Day weekend doing home improvement chores. The hard work paid off. because we now have two completely different rooms in the house and they look amazing. Saturday morning, we woke up early and went to U-Haul, where Dan had set up a reservation to rent a truck. We have two Smart Cars and a Mustang, none of which will work for hauling massive boxes. Renting from U-Haul was relatively inexpensive and painless, we would definitely use them again. We had the truck for only four hours, so we had to hustle to get everything done.
This sticker was on the inside of the truck and I thought it was cute!
First, we went to Lowes and filled the truck with so many heavy boxes, that we had to dump them off at home before heading to Ikea. Here is a small portion of our purchases.
I am going to leave this as a teaser with the promise of more blog posts to come. Our house is transforming and it's exciting.
I have one more small thing to share, This is a small thing that made a huge different. Dan has replaced all of the door knobs up stairs. Here is a picture of the old ones that are original to the house and grimy from over thirty-five years of use.
Here are the new ones...
Besides being new, shiny and not an awful brass color, they also latch properly. For years, the knob in my bedroom didn't catch and the cats could easily push the door open. I love my cats, but Slinky turns into a devil at two am, when he decides that he wants to play. I would stack things against the door to keep them out. It looked terrible and didn't always work. A big thanks to Dan for small improvement that made such a big difference.