My "OTHER" Rehab Project

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There's no such thing as too much of a good thing! In my life good thing means rehab. Whether it's furniture that someone has left at the curb or homes or apartments that have been vacant or unloved for years, if it's a challenge, then I'm up for it! I'm a die-hard DIY'er...a compulsive refurbisher...yeah, I'm probably certifiable.

The photos that you see here are the before photos of my OTHER current rehab project: My Oldest Son's Apartment! It's an "L" shaped efficiency on the second floor of a commercial building and it is a mess!  He has chosen a mix of contemporary and industrial for the style and we're doing it on a very limited budget which means we're sourcing things from the ReStore, Home Depot and Ikea as well as garage sales and flea markets.  We started the cleanout and painting last weekend.

In addition to painting, we're replacing carpet, flooring, cabinets, lighting and bathroom fixtures. My son and I are working on this project in the very early morning and the evening after I finish work but before dinner. The good news is that the work at the farmhouse is in the hands of the pro's right now so I can focus on the apartment. We're hopeful to have the apartment complete within the 3-4 weeks if all goes well.

I'll share photos as we get this project progresses and we find solutions for storage and living in a very small space on a tight budget. I'm really excited because this apartment will be a completely different style than the farmhouse and I've always wanted to try my hand at a little "contemporary/industrial"!

There's plaster and paint on top of wallpaper, the flooring is peeling and the whole place is filthy. In other words, it's right up my alley! So, this is where I"m spending my free case you were wondering. Oh...and if you know anyone in my area who has unloved furniture that needs painting or a room that they  need help rehabbing, please tell them not to tell me....

                                                                                                 at least not for a few weeks...

....because you know I'd say yes.