The back bedroom was our final remodeling task. Like yesterday’s post, these “before” pictures are very outdated and I’m pretty sure everything in this room has been passed along, garage saled or relocated, but at least it gives you an idea!
This room was a yellow color and really wasn’t that bad despite being painted about 15 years prior. It just had some normal wear and tear, but it was generally in good shape.
We repainted the room a light greyish blue color, and that is really about all we did in here. (don’t mind the cat hair protector sheet on the bed)
This room will be Luke’s “big boy” room once we move him out of the nursery. He can’t wait!
We finally (FINALLY) got around to remodeling our pantry. This room holds a lot of stuff and it was looking pretty rough. The floor was stained and paint splattered. The ceiling was in need of a paint job and the walls had many scratched and damaged areas.
So we started with very pink walls and white and pink floors. We had added many more shelves and a refrigerator since these pictures were taken, but these are the only “before” pictures I could find…
The wood cabinets are built in and they hold all of our canned goods:
This entire area looked different than this when we started but you can see some of the wall damage to the left of the picture.
We repainted the walls “pear” which is a yellowish color and repainted the ceiling white just to clean it back up. The floor is a mismatch of peel and stick tiles that we had left from 3 other rooms in our home. We mixed them up and we are really pleased with the results!
The white shelves behind the freezer are built in and hold all of our canning equipment and various small appliances like my blender and such.
It looks so much cleaner and up to date. I’m glad to check this off of our to do list for basically just the cost of paint!
Unfortunately there is always a lesson to learn, and on Saturday night Jon and I learned how to wash a dog that was sprayed by a skunk. What we thought was going to be a relaxing night turned into a mess. We were sitting in the living room talking to a friend that stopped by when we started to smell skunk. I had all the windows open and it slowly crept through the house. Jon went straight to the door to call the dog and I ran around closing all the windows. Closing the windows helped the house a lot, but Puppy didn’t fair as well. Jon went out side to check the dog and confirmed the worst. He had been sprayed! What was expected to be a night to relax turned into a lot of work. Here are the steps we took to get rid of the skunk smell.
1. Don’t bring the dog in the house!!! Skunk spray is an oil so first we tried to wipe as much off as possible. We used paper towels so we could throw them away and we only wiped the sprayed areas. We didn’t want to spread the oils around. It helped to start cleaning up as soon as it happened.
2. After wiping the dog down we started washing him (only in the sprayed area) with Dawn dish soap to try to cut the oil. We washed him outside twice before bringing him inside.
3. Once we brought him in the house we started washing him with tomato juice. I was very disappointed by this because I had actually hand squeezed tomatoes to can the tomato juice, but I had to use it on the dog We applied the tomato juice with a rag because he was sprayed so close to his eye and nose.
4. After a few washes with the tomato juice we switched back to Dawn and washed him down again. unfortunately he still smelled like skunk!
5. After a few calls and research we decided to try baking soda mixed with peroxide. We mixed 1/2 a quart of peroxide with 1 squirt of Dawn and an 1/8 of a cup of baking soda. We applied this with the rag as well to keep it away from his eye and nose.
6. After all that Puppy got a full bath with shampoo and conditioner.
He was so excited to be finished but I did lock him in the back room that night. I wasn’t sure if the skunk smell would come back once he dried and I didn’t want the smell all over the house if it did come back. Luckily the next morning he smelt great! (Except when he breathes on you. He still has skunk breath!)
The skunk experience was definitely not something I would like to go through again, but all things considered, it went fairly well. I’m happy to report the skunk smell is gone, but the skunk is still around. I can only hope this doesn’t happen again!