DIY Guest House Renovation – Drywall

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Through a limited experience with diy drywall on a Habitat for Humanity project, I knew that drywall was an awkward and messy project. Originally, I only wanted to remove the old drywall on the garage-side of the shared wall that split the garage from the guest house. This was to help the professional electricians run new electric lines, as well as to add insulation. But as I’ve learned, it quickly grew from a “simple” job, to basically stripping 90% of the drywall from the guest house.

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Don’t Put a Bird On It. Put It On a Bird.

I don’t collect a lot of jewelry. I am a very low-maintenance, no-fuss, no-muss kind of girl. However, because I have an adoring husband, I am lucky in that my collection has grown enough where I need to actually have a place to contain all of it. For the longest time I was looking for a jewelry tree and couldn’t find one anywhere. Then lo and behold, about a year ago I found one at Target (surprise, surprise). The one I chose was one of TWO they had at the time. Maybe Tucson isn’t a test market for jewelry trees? Who knows…

Anyway, I never really loved the one I chose, because:

1) It didn’t match anything else

2) Birds? Yes, they’re a decoration in Max’s room, but generally I associate them with messiness (which is appropriate for a toddler, no?)

3) Options were limited, and well, meh…

Then one day, I got a wild spray paint hair and decided to up and change the tree. Of course, now every store has dozens of jewelry tree options everywhere I look. Even CVS. Clearly, I’m a weird niche market trend setter. But I didn’t want pewter, or silver, or nickel. I wanted…brass.

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