Alma House: Laundry Center Complete

September 19th, 2011

Oh hello y’all, how are things?  I’m feeling pretty good today having finally finished the laundry room over at our adopted Alma House.   For those who don’t know, earlier this year, the hubs and I decided to adopt a house in partnership with our local COTS (Committee on the Shelterless). 

The Alma Project began as the transformation of a fixer upper house into a comfortable functional home for women who desperately need it. Living inside the Alma House are single mothers, previously homeless, who reside for free on the condition that they are learning skills, stabilizing their lives, attending counseling, and that they remain drug and alcohol free. Busy remodeling their lives, these mothers have no time or money to fix up this house.

Over the past few months, we’ve given our time to this project with money donated by so many of you. Some of you blogged about the Alma house and others held small fundraisers to benefit the project.  We cannot thank you enough. 

In April, we spent a day transforming the entry hallway to create better utility:

alma hallway after

 

In May, we built them this media center

alma house media storage center

 

Over the summer, we set out to build the families a laundry room center in the garage and at last it is complete! 

Here’s a glimpse of the space a few months ago:

laundry room before

 

Here it is today!

laundry center alma after

 

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BOTB 9.18.11

September 18th, 2011

Greetings all, so happy to be featuring some very inspirational posts and projects today!  I took a chance when I started this ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series many months ago, and I have to say looking back I’m so glad I did.  There is so much ingenuity and creativity out there that and I love sharing my finds with you.  Again this week I teamed up with Amanda, and together we bring you our favorite picks, enjoy!

You can combine both rustic and glam by mimicking this look in your bedroom with this gold stenciled plank headboard by Simply Sjostedt  (via Creature Comforts). 

simply sjostedt stencil plank headboard

 

Considering white marble for your kitchen countertops? Read this perspective on why you might invest in marble (and get the different definitions too) at Cote de Texas.

white marble for kitchen cote de texas

 

We all love a great IKEA hack and here’s another twist on the Rast dresser, this bedside table has a custom base and stained wood top over at A Charming Nest

rast dresser hack

 

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