High Five For Friday: Home Improvements

High Five For Friday: Home Improvements

1. Girls Night at Ultimate Painting
On Wednesday night two of my friends and I headed out to another Ultimate Painting. We had such a great experience last time that we decided to give it another go. It was a success! I am always so impressed to see what people can accomplish in 20 minutes.up

2. I Finished the Desk!
Remember that brilliant idea I had for reclaimed gym flooring? It’s finally finished! I’m so excited, I think it turned out fantastic.

3. We’re Working on Finding a Place in D.C.
So it’s official. We’re going to D.C. for thesummer. I’ve been obsessing over finding a place to stay. I’ve recently become addicted to craigslist, so I’ve been scanning the new listings every 5 minutes. For real. I’ve got an app on my phone, alerts set up and everything. I think we’ve found a place. We have it narrowed down to two places.

4. New Couch
So my fantastic parents gave me their old leather love seat. We finally got it moved last night. It replaced two black ikea poang chairs, that I was talked into keeping. Ivan likes them for “gaming”. So now they are hiding out in my laundry room. Oh, boys.

living25. To Sublet or Not to Sublet?
So like I said, we’re going to D.C. for the summer. D.C. is expensive and I’m not looking forward to having two rents PLUS my car payment. So my question is, should I sublet? We’ll be subletting in D.C., but I’m not crazy about people being in my house and using my things. I know that’s ridiculous, considering I’ll be in someone’s house using their things. But, I love my things. I have antiques from my grandma and fantastic kitchen equipment that requires delicate washing and so many Pinterest projects that I’ve spend hours and hours and hours on. I just don’t know what to do. I’m thinking about renting it out on air b&b. For some reason it makes me feel more comfortable to have people there for a few days instead of a few months. Plus, I feel like people will be more careful on vacation? I don’t know.

Today I am linking up with:
Tif at Bright on a Budget for High Five For Friday
The Farmer’s Wife for Oh, Hey Friday!
Fitting It All In for Five Things

  • Ok, that painting is in credible. 20 minutes? Your sublet decision sounds like a tough one! Air b&b might be a good route – I can see what you mean about people being more careful when they’re staying for a few days vs. a few months. Good luck making that decision! And happy weekend!!!

    • thanks Claire! I put my house up there yesterday and already have somebody interested. I didn’t think someone would want it so quickly! Now I need to see if it’s really something I want to do.

  • Love the new couch- it looks great! And wow, I love that Marilyn Monroe painting! How cute!

    The Closet by Christie


    • I know! I love the Marilyn. My friend was really thinking about bidding on it. We just loved it.

  • I love that desk – so original. And I would be uncertain about having people stay in my home also. That is a difficult decision.

    • Thanks Felicia! and….I don’t think i’m going to do it. I think I’m just going to bite the bullet and pay 2 rents for 3 months. I’m just very protective with my things lol

  • Gabs
    • I’m so in love with it. It was in my parents house when I was growing up and it was always MY spot. I’m so gad to have it back :)