Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photos of the House & eBay Update

Yesterday was "New Carpet Day" for the rest of our house. Things were scattered and a mess since the two rooms getting carpet needed emptied.

The two guys came and did a wonderful job. They had also installed some carpet for the rest of the house this past October and remembered us. I baked brownie cupcakes as a thank you along with the tip and they were grateful.

The two rooms that were done was the guest room and the third bedroom (we use it as an office). If you scroll down, you will see before & afters.

The carpet was on clearance for less than 50 cents per square foot. We had to call a few Home Depots to get the amount we needed but the carpeting was less than $550 for the two rooms & hallway. And it was well worth it! We went with a darker carpet than what was installed in October. One reason was this part of the house gets more traffic, a second reason is that the carpet in October had been discontinued and a third reason was this carpet does not touch any other section of carpet in the house. Our kitchen vinyl breaks up the two different carpets. Both are Berber and both are the same shade, just one is darker than the other.

eBay update:

-Yesterday I sold a vintage velvet & gold dress for $50 that I picked up for $4.99 this past summer. It will be great for the holiday party season. It was very '80s with a big bow and tiers of crinoline and lame (okay, I don't know how to put an accent in my blog).

-Also sold yesterday was a Quacker Factory top for $14.99 that I purchased for 95 cents and a Tracy Reese dress that I was shocked did not sell for more. It sold for $19.99 and I purchased it for $4.99.

-My Wii games are up to...$62. I'm so close to my target goal of $70 with almost two days left. Whichever games don't sell I plan on keeping.

We are headed back to our apartment today. In case you missed reading the rest of my blog, my husband & I manage a retirement community just outside of Pittsburgh and have a house about 1.5 hours away. We work a week and live on site in our apartment and then have a week off and go back to our home. Last week we transferred our apartment to a new building owned by the same company. Tomorrow will be our first day at the new place which means we have to learn about 200 names - 150 residents & about 50 staff. We are looking forward to the challenge of a new building.




My husband surprised me with this chair a few years ago. I fell in love with it at Salvation Army. I am a big fan of Anthropologie and thought it was very much in that style of furniture.


This took about $90 worth of racks & hanging things from Home Depot and a lot of work - we painted it white & then hung racks & shelves. I'm thrilled with the way this turned out.



(I made the pillow cases & throw pillow and purchased the bedspread at a thrift)


Our hallway opens to three of the bedrooms and the basement door. It used to be dark wood & darker carpet. It was like walking down the hall of doom. We painted all the doors white and re-did the carpet.

A few shots of me that my husband took while I was painted the English server that goes in our kitchen:


  1. Wow, what a difference! Especially in the orange room! Love the gray color! What color is the pink room?? Your closet looks amazing. Don't you just love new carpet? Can't wait until our upstairs gets new, someday : )
    Got to read all of your posts! So fun

  2. Thanks for the comment! Yes, the pink room went white. Plain old white :)


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