Bringing the “Reclaimed” Indoor

As you know, one of my resolutions was to do more things for me. Well, one thing I have been doing for me is home renovations. Who are we kidding? Tony is doing most of the work, but I am helping. He agrees that the house needs work too, so at least we are on the same page. We agree that home renovations are best done in the winter when you are stuck inside anyway.

Tank our English Bulldog is a chewer. He completely chewed all the corners of our old coffee table. It is right at his level and he didn’t have to bend over to chew it. He is extremely lazy! Although lazy, he still seems to find a way to ruin all of our furniture. He has chewed our couch recliner handles, our knobs on our dressers, and even the kitchen chairs.  In an attempt to keep our house nice Tony suggested making a different top for the table. We used barn wood we already had (from when we made the garden shed) and we just used the bottom of our original coffee table.

So here is what he made (total cost: Just a container of stain)

Coffee TableThe best part here is that Tank hates the smell of the table. He keeps sneezing after he smells it, so I am hoping he stays away from it. 🙂

In between Christmas and New Year’s Eve we renovated our work-out room too. Although there is nothing reclaimed about the room, other than… yeah… nothing. Everything is new.  We did find creative ways to save money and we did do all of the work ourselves.

In progress: I didn’t take before pictures, but the 1970’s paneling was terrible!

Renovations

After: A place I actually want to work-out now.

After

So needless to say, we have been very busy. I am not sure what is on the list next, but with our old house I am sure we will find something.

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