Alma Project: Bathroom Remodel

September 10th, 2012

Hello everyone, I’m excited to announce we’ve completed another space remodel as part of our Alma Project!  I hinted a few months ago that we’ve adopted a second house in partnership with our local COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) and a team of volunteers has been working on this home to prepare it for the families that will be moving in shortly. 

This home serves the purpose of helping families that are in immediate danger of separation because the parents don’t have a place to live, often they’re sleeping in cars.  This house helps keep homeless families intact so that CPS does not separate the children from the parents.  It’s a place for families to reside temporarily while our local COTS helps them obtain more permanent housing.  We couldn’t be prouder of this hall bathroom remodel!

vanity faucet

 

This could not have happened without the support of some very generous sponsors and a team of volunteers.  Just like with the kitchen remodel earlier this year, Home Depot was a very generous donor, supplying us with the new vanity, toilet and faucet, and we are extremely grateful for their support!  Glidden provided the paint, and with some money raised from our Alma Project fund, we were able to add the extras.  

When we started, this shared community bathroom was a complete disaster, and in desperate need of upgrades.  Here’s a peek at the space two months ago before the remodel began.   The tub and flooring were dingy, discolored, and in very sad shape.   The vanity and toilet were really bad too, so we removed everything in the space except the tub and started over. 

bathroom before

 

Here’s how it looks two months later!

bathroom remodel after

 

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Sunday Reading + Reminder

September 9th, 2012

September is my most favorite month, it always brings the best weather and two special dates too.  I celebrate both my anniversary and my birthday this month and I’m soaking up every lovely moment as the sun gets softer and the autumn breezes usher in the beautiful fall season.  Can you feel it in the air?

For your Sunday reading, there are a few new articles over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog, just click the buttons below to get caught up!

decorating with a brown sofa

choosing kitchen cabinet hardware

versatile ikea pieces

decorate with fall leaves

Also, a reminder that the four Fall Link parties start Tuesday, September 18th and run through September 27th, we hope you’ll join us by getting creative and sharing your autumn projects! 

2012 fall link parties

 

Today, we’re finishing up the bathroom remodel over at the Alma Project house, hope to have pics to share tomorrow.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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