Sure it would have been faster and easier to just hire someone or *gasp* move into a newer house without the laundry list of repairs, but that's not our style. We loved the location and we liked the challenge. Our most recent project was turning the spare room into the girls' playroom. Originally we planned for a week to complete the girls' playroom remodel.... 3 weeks later, it's done. Finally. We allotted $500 for the renovation and came in $200 under budget! How awesome is that????
We tried to stick with "green" items- underlayment made from recycled bottled for the floor, low VOC paint, wood flooring made from renewable wood. My first choice was cork, we have used cork flooring in other rooms in the house and I love it, but this time it was nearly impossible to find cork flooring locally, so we chose a nice pine instead.
Removing the several layers of old floor...
The Awful laminate
Pretty New Floor and lots of new storage!
In the end we decided to move the cribs in here too. The room had plenty of space for all their toys AND now we have their old nursery to turn into a real guest bedroom (yet another project *sigh*) I love the way their room turned out. It's bright and cheery and safe for babies to