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Friday, January 11, 2013

Garbage Porn

My mother closes on her new house in mere DAYS!!!
 My buddy Peter and I are headed over there tomorrow to work up estimates and
 plan the remodel.
Savannah and I measured every dimension in great detail and sketched it to scale.
You guys know what that means....
A rehab with a disabled person in mind!
Will this be a bloggy first?
This could put us on the map better than watered down glue!
(Which has now had 500,000 views; go figure.)

With the boys, I've gotten all of the disability resources gathered over the years
as their personal advocate.
Now we'll translate my connections to a physical disability to make Mom's space accessible for her
in her wheelchair so she can resume an active, normal life of full independence.

This will start in February.
Meanwhile, around here, I'm in a flurry ripping the house apart.
Monday, with my new camera, we're going to show you days of brutal before shots,
and some afters that took me by surprise,
most with very little cash involved, if any.
In the meantime, I leave you with a gallery of more inspiration from my
Style File of ideas to get me moving!
Wander through.
We'll get some shopping done tomorrow.
For now, rethink your unused mirrors...
 ...tiny orphaned dishes...
 ...fresh flowers from the yard, or cheap grocery store
bouquets divied up...
 ...little collections....
...cast off furniture missing parts....
 ...what MAKES a pedestal...
...cast off tins...
...unused drawers...
 If you throw away a basket...girl, we need to talk.
 Sometimes a cigar is not a cigar.
 Bits and pieces make great storage, and isn't something unexpected a great 
way to express yourself?
 Savannah has *GASP* make up now, so I've been paying attention.
Huh?
Oh, yeah...I bought it for her.
You know me and painting things unexpected, wild colors...
like walls.
Scared?
Go small.
If you actually break out in hives, get more paint.
Although the more you stash, the easier it is to clean.
 Do you find there's not as much wine in the house now that you have kids?
I'll bet there's a lot more towels...
 Bottles are relatively free, but beware...
you may find yourself buying vinegar for the container.
Do. Not. Buy. Containers.
Don't these towels look great in a metal firewood tub?
Assign hooks in the bath with family photos!
NO ONE can claim confusion...
unless you're the octomom.
But at that point, you have a lot more problems than towels on the floor.

Inspired?
Good!
Throw open those closets, lift that barge, tote that bale!
Let's get this mess in line!

1 comment:

Heather Rodman said...

Best of luck with your mom's new digs- really looking forward to seeing what you guys do!