Yesterday

5.27.2014

Yesterday was another very busy day and much was accomplished off our to do list.

I have another room makeover I am starting on and needed the mister to remove the mirror first.

This is the ensuite bathroom to the guest room that I just made over. Yea, the one I haven't shown y'all. I promise I will soon. As you can see this bathroom is dark and dirty looking just like my potty room that I shared recently. These walls have the same Venetian plaster on them. It is time to lighten and brighten this room.

Mr. Savvy taped the mirror so shards won't fly if it were to break while trying to remove it. It was rather comical trying to get this mirror down. After he could not get it loose from the wall he decided to just brake it. Well, he hit it very hard twice with a crow bar and it did not break! It must have been knocked loose though because he just lifted it off.

Yay, one mirror gone.

We were left with this mess after the mirror came down so all those holes will be mudded  and sanded smooth. That is a little strip of the original wallpaper left on the wall.

I am not going to use this towel bar so I took it down.

Here you can see the blue sponged wall showing from many years ago when that was the trend.

Next these babies came down.

And I was left with grunge to clean. 

After we finished demolishing the bathroom it was on to cleaning the mildew off the house and to clean the windows. 

This was never done last year and I am so glad we got to it this year. We just mix some bleach and water in a spray pump bottle and spray it on the mildew and then rinse it off. Some of it was a bit stubborn and had to be done more than once. 

So glad the mister will climb up the tall ladder and get the very high parts. 

I helped clean the windows for awhile and then started digging out all the dead leaves and sticks from the pond. I use a heavy rake for this and it was a work out.

I did this all the way around the pond and am quite sore. I'm no spring chicken.

After all this muck dries we will have to get it all up with the wheelbarrow and it will take many trips to dump and pick up more. Not looking forward to this part.

There are thousands, no millions of leaves in this pond.

Miss Bailey was ignoring me here because she couldn't come out.

So that was our very busy weekend, but it feels good to make a dent in our to do list.

I can't wait to see what you have to share at Wow Us Wednesdays tonight.

See y'all there!

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43 comments:

  1. We were left with the same problem when we had our builder grade mirrors taken down...wish they would have just used those plastic clips to hold them up. You were a busy bee this weekend Kim!

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  2. Wow...I thought I was busy....looks like you took care of many, many projects...and tell Mr. Savvy to be careful on that very tall ladder!!!...

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  3. Jeez, if i would have known you had a bit of extra time with nothing to do, you could have come here done something! PS- tell Miss B to lighten up!

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  4. Wow - you were a busy girl! Were you able to get the sliding doors of the shower off without damage to the finish of the tub? We have those in our hall bath and I'd love to take the doors off but am worried the place on the tub where it was attached will look awful.

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  5. You were very busy! Are you going to replace the doors on the tub or use a curtain? What will you fill the screw holes with if you don't replace the doors. We were going to remove the doors on our guest shower, but weren't sure how to fill them in.

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  6. Ahh, don't you feel so good crossing ALL of that off of your list!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the bathroom!

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  7. Can I have some of your vitamins? :)

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  8. I tried to ignore, but the English major in me cannot stand it. You mean "break," not "brake." I decided you'd want to know...

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was very tired when I wrote this last night.

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  9. Busy busy! Can't wait to see the bathroom makeover. We just removed our builder grade mirrors as well. Actually we had our painter do it and he hauled them out because they were huge!

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  10. Kim the house looks great and ha ha on the mirror. Glad it came down and did not shatter. I cannot wait to see what you do in there. I just got home from vacation and now after reading all you have done I better get myself in gear on the garden and yard. Have a wonderful week.
    Kris

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  11. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Although I would let the hubby rake those mucky leaves - while I sipped a cocktail and watched from a lounge chair!
    Kelly

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  12. That's a ridiculous amount of leaves and sticks...you must be quite sore indeed!

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  13. WOW, Kim, you were very busy this weekend, but you did get a lot accomplished. IT does feel good when you can get your list down. Looking forward to seeing the new bath and guest bedroom.

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  14. Wow, you 2 got alot done. We got stuff done in between parties! Had one Sat. night, Sun. afternoon a picnic yesterday at the clubhouse and and today a ladies luncheon! I am SICK of eating:):) But Joe got some painting done outside and I got alot of cleaning done....nothing blog worthy:) Hope Mr. Savvy is CAREFUL up there! Joe is afraid of heights so would NEVER get up there!!!!:):) I totally get it about the darn leaves too! SO glad that is over for us!!!!

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  15. Those were really big jobs you two tackled!!! I'd have to hire someone, one person can't handle all that!!

    Can't wait to see the finished bath.....I also hate the glass doors and replaced them in the last house, what a pain to clean!!! Gimme a shower curtain I can throw in the wash!! I agree on those large glass mirrors, would love to remove mine too......

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  16. well just so you don't feel like everybody else was out having fun.. my weekend involved clogged drains and my husband deciding he is now a plumber.

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  17. wow, major jobs!!!! Such a beautiful home you have, I love the pond, I would be very sore too after that work out!!! Who needs a gym!

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  18. My goodness you were busy! I hope you rested and relaxed a little bit.

    Looking forward to seeing your new room.

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  19. I am exhausted just reading this. It's kind of fun to see your decorating history revealed. I think I have done all those (treatment" things, too.

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  20. Love your blog! You always share great ideas & info. Homegoods has great items for organizing.

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  21. Pioneer women didn't need to go to the gym because of all the work they did around the house. It sounds like you got a workout.

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  22. Very busy weekend but very productive. Just looking at that ladder made me sick. I am very afraid of heights and just the thought, LOL. I can't believe that gorgeous pond but the leaves that collected is going to be a big job. Miss Bailey is so cute but my pups do the same thing because t hey rarely get outside to enjoy the air. They are waiting for the new house to be able to romp outside safely. I may never be able to get t hem in, LOL.

    Cynthia

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  23. I hate bathtub doors...will take a shower curtain over them any day.

    Curious if you've tried a bagged mower on the dried leaves around your pond.

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    1. These leaves are very wet and thick and full of sticks. We need to get them up before the grass turns yellow and we can't get over them with a mower.

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  24. Geez !! You guys work hard ! Makes me feel really guilty for all I DID NOT DO this weekend !!
    Do you mind sharing - how hard is it to get those shower doors off and how in the dickens do you do it ?!

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    1. That was very easy to remove. Just unscrew the screws and then my husband got it off easily. It is just caulked to the tub and you may need something thin to try and slide between the tub and the frame.

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  25. Do you have an out of the way place way back on your property where you can make a compost pile? Leaves can make a great homemade compost. Or maybe a neighbor would like to have them for their compost? (I am always taking others maple leaves for my compost!) And then you don't have to haul them to the dump-no gasoline used and no black plastic bags in the landfill! A win/win!

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  26. Wow, I am very impressed. you got an amazing amount of work done. Mildew and the south definitely go hand in hand. xo Laura

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  27. Ok, I won't complain about cleaning my little fish pond! You got a lot accomplished. It feels good to get a lot accomplished, doesn't it? Poor Miss Bailey. I do hope she got out for a little bit. Have a great week!

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  28. WOW, you were so busy! You have the energy supply of a 20 year old!!! Is is caffeine induced like mine or just natural? LOL! Having a house and yard is just plain old hard work isn't it? Cindy

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  29. Wow, you guys were on fire! And, here I sit complaining that I have boxes to pack ... thanks for inspiring me to get it done!

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  30. Any chance those leaves would make good compost? They look like they would be perfect after a little more decomposing.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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  31. Y'all made a huge dent! Everything is looking great.

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  32. Can't wait to see the changes in the bathroom Kim. That certainly was a work out with all those leaves! We spent the weekend cleaning the pool and resealing it so I feel your pain.

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  33. Wow, you have been busy Kim! I can't wait to see what you do with the bathroom! My hubs has been busy cleaning our gutters as well and chopping of tree branches that are harming our roof. I need to do that mildew cleaning you just did, I didn't know how!

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  34. Kim something has happened and I am not receiving your blog anymore. Says that I am subscribed by now coming through and not in spam either. What has happened?

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  35. Oh my goodness Kim, I am exhausted just reading all that you got done! I wish my Mister would bleach the front of our house... the brick is turning green. There is always so much to do. I look forward to your bathroom updates.

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  36. the window on the back of your house is spectacular.....

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  37. Gosh. I'm inspired with your bathroom redo. I wish I would take the wallpaper down in my daughter's bathroom and paint it. I'm chicken.
    Miss Bailey stayed clean for sure--even if she didn't like having to stay inside.

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  38. Wow! I can't believe you raked all those leaves out of your pond. Wet leaves are heavy! I bet your arms look great; all those muscles!

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  39. There is always something to do around the outside of the house right? Especially when we are just wanting to swap out pillows and think about the next inside project:)

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