Brand New Kitchen

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Our brand new kitchen is finally 100% complete!  After the flood we were so grateful to have an amazing granite contractor to help us whip our kitchen back into shape.  I can’t say enough wonderful things about Carlos and his team at Absolute Designs.  After painting all the unfinished cabinet boxes, reinstalling the doors, adding a new pantry door, installing a back-splash, … Continue reading

Music Room Reveal

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Finally, another room done after Harvey!  I am proud to share with you our Music Room Reveal.  Re-making this room was a touch of new and a good amount of luck / blessings. In case you don’t remember, here is the room before the flood: It was complete with my husband’s antique piano we got for free on Craigslist before … Continue reading

Mastering Knockdown Texture

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Whew!  These last few months have flown by with all the work we’ve been doing since Harvey.  Mastering Knockdown Texture has been a challenge to say the least, but hopefully these tips will keep you from making the same mistakes during your learning curve. The supplies are pretty basic, it’s technique that counts.  We used a hopper that we borrowed … Continue reading

Select Surfaces Laminate Flooring Installation

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*This post may contain affiliate links, but all opinions are 100% mine* After Harvey came and pretty much destroyed our home I knew I would want to replace the hardwood floor with Select Surfaces Premium Laminate.  I am no stranger to this product and I absolutely love it!  Before the storm we had just finished installing Select Surfaces Brazilian Coffee … Continue reading

Using Unfinished Cabinets for Flood Repair

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Obviously, there are many more uses for unfinished cabinets than for flood repair, but they are serving there purpose in my home as Harvey repair.  When my husband suggested removing our cabinet doors and drawer fronts mere minutes before the boat rescuers arrived at our door, my response was “YES”. That action alone saved us thousands of dollars trying to … Continue reading

Mold Remediation – Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey left us with quite a mess to clean up and after all the sheet rock was torn away by gracious members of our church (Second Baptist and #HoustonStrong), friends, and family we started the mold remediation process. Before I continue I want everyone reading this to know that I am not a mold expert, nor do I claim … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

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August 29th is my dad’s birthday…it was also the day Hurricane Harvey destroyed our home.  My dad turned 72 that day and in his lifetime there has never been water or devastation in Houston like what Harvey brought.  This little house we bought as a foreclosure was turned into part of Lake Houston as it rose out of it’s banks … Continue reading

Sams Club Hardwood Floors

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Well, we finally ditched the carpet!  Hooray!  I couldn’t be happier that we finally have hardwood floors.  Did I say finally?  Yes, finally, after almost 3 years in this house.  It was well worth the wait though and even if we still had to do the work ourselves, hardwoods beat out carpet any day. The surprise factor here is that … Continue reading