Weekend Projects Sound Off

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kline May Realty

Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents.

Congratulations, you made it to Friday, and it's almost the weekend, which is a perfect time to get some projects done around the house.

On Fridays, our blog theme will be "weekend projects" in order to help get those creative do-it-yourself juices flowing! The old adage is, "A parent's work is never done." The same can be said for a homeowner's. As my husband once put it, "Owning a home means you have a never-ending list of things to do."

This week we're going to have a sound off on Weekend Projects that have been done by people in our office!

Read below to get some ideas.

Aimee Roberts (that's me): "I repurposed an old lamp shade with a hot glue gun and some ribbon. I wrapped ribbon around the lampshade while still on the spool to get an idea of how long the ribbon needed to be. Then I cut the ribbon, wrapped it around the shade, and glued the ends. I even made a cute little bow to adorn the shade with!"

Elizabeth Armstrong: "At the rear of our house we have a large patio, which is partly under our screened-in porch, and the rest gets wet when it rains. We installed metal roofing under the open part of our deck, so the whole patio stays dry now. No more wet wood for the wood stove in the winter!!

This took a couple of hours for about two days' worth of work. Definitely need two people at times. If you know someone that is needing to do this at their home, just rip 2x4's to attach to the deck joists to allow the water to "fall" away from the house. We used metal roofing in lieu of the Under Decking materials you can find at Lowe's or Home Depot. The Under Decking materials will cost you 3x what the metal roofing costs! We learned this trick from a friend that is a Master Carpenter. Definitely a do-it-yourself job if you know how to use power tools."

Pete Kesecker is a commercial agent at our sister company, but he replied to the e-mail too: "I installed concrete steps at my WV cabin that lead from the yard down to the river!"

And Ritchie Vaughan is our DIY-er Rock Star for the week. When I asked her, have you done any cool DIY projects lately, she said, "Well which weekend project do you want?

I hung a ceiling fan yesterday in preparation for summertime. It took about 2 hours.

We mulched our garden beds, & they look so much tidier! But we have so many flower beds that it took us days.

I spray-painted all of our kitchen pulls with a hammered bronze spray-paint... Took about 1/2 a day to remove pulls, clean them, spraypaint, & re-attach hardware. Cost = 1 can of spray paint.

I took down an ugly, old brass chandelier, spray-painted it white, & re-hung it in the bathroom. Looks so much more modern. Took about 3-4 hours total & 1 can of spray-paint.

We needed big porch planters, but we don't have money for expensive nice ones. So we bought the cheap, plastic $7 ones from Lowes and spray-painted them white to match our siding. Filled them with 3 bags of potting soil & nice flowering annuals. Total cost = maybe $75? Took 2 cans of spraypaint. Took about an hour to 90 minutes of time (not including trip to hardware store).

Need more ideas for weekend projects? Check back next Friday!

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