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Updating Small Reach in Pantry with Flamingos

March 23, 2018 in Home / Home Goods

If you don’t know I purchased a new home in late October of 2018.  I had all these grandiose plans of updates I wanted to make immediately.  My pockets and plans didn’t match.

I love flamingos.  I don’t know why.  I just love them.

Pantry Dimensions

18” Length

72” Width

108” Height

Supplies

Drop Cloth

6” roller

1” paint brush

Paint

Decals

Level

Pencil

Painters Tape (optional)

Door Knobs from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JM7H7F/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Level: Easy

Time: 1-4 hrs. depending on experience

I ordered the flamingos from CaliMomDesigns on Etsy.  Each flamingo is 6″ tall and approximately 3″ wide. The decals are sold by the sheet. There are 20 flamingo decals per sheet. I purchased a copper, pink and dark blue sheets.

I removed everything from my pantry.  I removed any marks on the walls with a Mr. Clean Eraser.  It works great on flat paint.

I didn’t know how to remove the wire shelving.  I wanted to keep it because the shelving because I wasn’t prepared to pay for a shelving new system. I had to paint around the wall attached pieces; a pain.

I painted my wall with Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel Ultra Pure White 3750.  I didn’t not like this paint.  My walls were flat off white; however, it took several coats to cover.  I let the paint dry 24 hours between coats.

I marked my spacing with a level. I placed the decals approximately 12″ apart horizontally and each row is about 4″ apart.

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Finished Product

 

 

 

 

Naca Journey: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The F This Part I

March 19, 2018 in Home / Uncategorized

Let me start off by saying I am very happy that I completed the NACA process.  It was worth the stress and the years removed from my life (exaggerating).

From Naca’s Website

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”) is a non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization. NACA’s primary goal is to build strong, healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable homeownership. NACA has made the dream of homeownership a reality for thousands of working people by counseling them honestly and effectively, enabling even those with poor credit to purchase a home or modify their predatory loan with far better terms than those provided even in the prime market.

Part I:  The Workshop

I knew it was time to purchase a home because my rent increased by $80 per month.  I owed thousands in income tax (not exaggerating); long story. My ex-manager told me about the Naca program.  After a little research, I decided against it due to the horror stories.  I put my house dreams to the side due to not have 20% to down payment.  I refused to pay PMI.  FHA required PMI. NOPE!!!

One day in late-Feb 2017, I woke up and said I am over this apartment life.

I went to Naca.com to find a workshop.  It is the first step of the process.  In Charlotte, NC the workshops were full for months.  I decided to look in cities around Charlotte.  I found a workshop Blythewood, SC.

Step 1  Read more…

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