This is part of our Tiny House, Tiny Bloggers series, in which we turn over Plaster & Disaster to some VERY tiny bloggers to tell their own story of transforming an ugly, old (doll)house into a fresh and modern (doll)home. Follow it from the beginning here.
Disclaimer: Inclusion on this blog is not an endorsement by Plaster & Disaster of the tiny blogger’s methods or design decisions. Plaster & Disaster cannot be held responsible for your terrible decor choices after reading one of their tutorials. All opinions are their own.
Tiny bloggers here! I know you all are still super impressed by the brand new hardwood floors that we installed ourselves, and you should be. Our house has really come a long way in just a short year!
I know, I know, we’re super impressive. You must look at our great progress and think that we are just happy and carefree, living the dream. Sometimes when you just see the pictures that people post on the internet and social media it is easy to think that they are always having a great time, painting foxes and chevrons on things and dressing up like pastries:
But the truth is, its pretty hard to be us. True, we don’t have jobs or responsibilities, and we’re living rent-free in Sage’s spare room, but we’ve been living in a construction zone for nearly a year! It’s rough, guys!
Take our bedroom for example. We’re used to having nice stuff, and we’ve been reduced to sleeping on a cheap, paperback dictionary that is probably 10 years out of date. [Editors note: that dictionary wasn’t cheap.]
And that isn’t even the half of it! We’ve been so busy with big construction projects like our floors, painting, removing wallpaper, etc., that we haven’t had any time for decorating or furniture makeovers. Those are fundamental staples for any blogger! We are still using a falling apart dresser and we’re using paint cans for bedside tables.
The few nice things that we have, like our super original rose quartz sheepskin pouf that we made for only $1 and our rug from our previous home, are swallowed up in all of this mess.
Also, the whole house is covered in tools and equipment.
Poor Madison’s room isn’t looking much better. She at least gets to sleep on a book from an excellent children’s fantasy series rather than a stupid dictionary, but we can’t say it is super comfortable. No little girl deserves a broken dresser and sad room like this!
Her room is first-up for decoration now that we have some of the big projects completed, and we can’t wait to get started!
The whole family is also suffering pretty badly with the state of our bathroom, where the only thing we’ve got is a toilet paper holder.
I’m not going to tell you how we’re managing this, but it isn’t pretty. We’re not living a glamorous life!
As bad as that is, the worst room in the house is actually our kitchen/dining room, where we removed a wall to make one big space:
As you can see, we have practically nothing in here — no counters, no appliances — just a broken table and of course some assorted (organic) vegetables and some donuts.
Not the kind of inspiring kitchen we were picturing!
While most of our house is barren and sad, we have the opposite problem in our basement. When we first moved in, we thought we’d NEVER fill such a big space with stuff, and we have already crammed it full of construction debris, scrap wood, broken furniture, holiday decor storage, and supplies that we can’t use yet.
It is a total mess and we’re pretty ashamed to show it, but Naomi and Sage said that we had to because this is Plaster & Disaster.
So there you have it – how we’ve been living while doing construction on our house. It isn’t pretty or glamorous, but that is the DIY life! I guess that makes us real DIY bloggers!