We did it,
You can too!
In November of 2010 we moved into our current house. The house was very dated and needed a lot of work. We had the luxury of getting the keys to the house a week early. In this time we were able to completely update the entire house. Everything from the paint to the floors to the counters and switch covers. This is something you could do to if you devoted yourself to the cause.
All of the work we did was simple enough for anyone to do. The reason we got it all done? Because we decided we had to. When you devote yourself to a goal and have a deadline you are much more likely to reach your goal. So your very first step is to devote yourself to your new goal and take time off work if necessary.
Next you need a plan and a budget. We stuck with a very low budget and made it all work. Once you decide what you want to do and how much to spend it’s time to get dirty. Run out to your local Lowes or Home Depot and buy the need supplies. We used the peel and stick vinyl tiles in our kitchen, bathroom, and foyer. They have held up very well for us. In the kitchen, it is amazing what painting your cabinets can do. Did you know you can also paint your counters? We did, we used Giani Granite paint. This works great for updating your space if you can’t afford to completely tear out and buy new counter tops.
Now you should have your plan and all your supplies purchased on a budget. Continuing on, you need to plan on working long hard days. We worked about 10 to 12 hours a day. We used about 30 gallons of paint while painting every single surface in our house. Again, you must be devoted to your goal or you will get overwhelmed and quit. Think of this task as your new job for the week!
This may sound like it is not possible, but I’m here to tell you it is. It was a lot of work crammed into a tough week. Even through the strife, I am so glad we did it this way. Now we get to sit back and enjoy our house instead of always wishing we could get another project done on it.