Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Who didn't hire a Home Stager?

I found this great collection of homes for sale where there was not much thought put into how to best showcase their homes. While it may bring a smile to your face's not funny when there aren't any offers.

Funny Home Listing Photos

Now go back and enjoy your eggnog, the Holidays are almost here!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Have you tried Thumbtack?

If you are looking for local service providers that have been verified and checked, go check out Thumbtack. Featured in The New York Times, CNN and Fortune, it is a small business network that is changing they way people can look for services they seek.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Salvaged Wood Wall

So what does one do when faced with really hideous 1970's diagonal paneling and a budget that barely fills your change purse?

You look at what you already have and find a way to re-use it. I had a big pile of 100 year old lathe that I had saved from a bathroom remodel and a crazy desire to cover that 1970's disaster.

First, I put on my headphones and spent some time pulling all of the nails out of this beautiful stuff. This takes a while so check that you are fully charged before starting this step. Once the nails were out I assembled the table saw and nail gun and got to work. I guess you could measure, but I really found no need. I started with a piece, gave it two fresh cuts on either end and nailed it up, starting in the bottom left corner of the wall. For the next piece, I gave it a fresh cut, placed it next to the one I just put on the wall and marked where to cut it. After cutting it I just nailed it up. I was careful to stagger the joints so they do not line up. Really, this is not rocket science and is pretty much foolproof.

While not difficult, this process is time consuming. I did this portion and the side to the left one day, and the section over the closet doors the next Saturday. It doubles as a gym workout in my book as I went up the ladder like 100 times.

When all is said and done this is an easy project with a lot of impact. I used lathe, but wood from old pallets, or fence or anything could be used. If you don't have a nail gun, put it on your Christmas list, you can rent one from your home center along with an air compressor.



Friday, November 1, 2013

One Holiday at a time please!

I was out shopping today (Nov 1) and I realized I was singing along to a Christmas carol wafting through the store. I know, I know.....the day after Halloween is the start of the Christmas Barrage in the retail world, but I prefer to savor the present moment and enjoy my holidays one at a time. I have included a Checklist for November from Houzz (look over to the right side of the page) that will maybe help you prepare yourself for the inevitable craziness that is right around the corner.

Gobble Gobble,

Monday, October 21, 2013

Just in time for Halloween

This is the week where households across the country go into a pumpkin carving frenzy! I usually am thinking about carving pumpkins now....but on the afternoon of Oct 31 realize I have a naked whole pumpkin sitting on the porch steps.  To inspire and nudge you all I have included a slideshow with some pumpkin ideas both with paint and carving. ( See it over there on the right hand side?  >> )Have fun...and share your pumpkin creations with pictures in the comment sections.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

it's official

It's official, business paperwork done, The Sellable Home, LLC is a reality.  I have started a business to help people navigate the scary world of preparing to stage and sell a home and moving as well as home organization.

 I have learned so much these past weeks about building a webpage. While it has not been rocket science, it has had some moments that challenged my brain to figure things out. After much laughing at myself, I have come up with a page that I am proud of. Please take a look and if you see something that needs fixing or is not clear, please drop me a note either to my email on the webpage or here in the comment section.

The Sellable Home,LLC

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