Tiny House on the Big Island: 12th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 12th edition

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Day 70: Well I bought a plane ticket home, April 1st is now my deadline to get as much done as humanely possible. I go from thinking there’s no way to overly optimistic I got this mood swings. Today I got two of the three lanterns needed from target, plus that little beetle guy. The gold bowl is from Ross which I don’t know what I’m going do do with it yet but it was inexpensive and fits my decor perfectly do I grabbed it. I did more painting and texturing today. I also got some trim in towards the ceiling in between the beams.

I’ve been scouring the island for a wingback chair for weeks to turn into the canopy chair I cannot afford. Today I found a pink one for $120 but I’m getting it for $75 off of craigslist. That’s about the max I was willing to go seeing how the project might be a total bust. It will also be a time consuming one – a resource I’m quickly running out of but if it works it’ll be epic.

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Day 71: Talk about a random picture ha. That is the ugly pink chair I hope to transform that I picked up today. The other picture is my almost finished lighting in the kitchen area that I did today. I need to add some finishing touches but it will basically be 3 vintage lightbulbs hanging from ropes. It’s 7:00 and dark so I’m going to start up the generator for light and get another coat of mud on the kitchen walls so I can paint!

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Day 72 & 73: I’ve spent the last two days wallpapering. I started in the kitchen with a textured paintable wall paper. Planning to two tone paint effect to look like grass mat wallpaper. However now that is all white and crisp I don’t think I’ll add color after all. Then this morning I drove to the post office to pick up my 1970′s vintage wallpaper. Dropped my plans for the day and put it up immediately. I love it so much. I’ve been searching so long for what I was going to do for a focal wall and this is the perfect solution. I got by on pure enthusiasm today nearly forgetting to eat. Which means I’m not lifting a finger until I go have a huge breakfast.

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Day 74: The picture above is looking down on the mess below and the other is catching rain water for the wallpaper. I got my bamboo neck umbrella and a slipcover for the chair today in the mail. I got a lot of little things done today. The bed secured to the wall so it no longer moves on it’s tall legs. Got the trim on around the baseboards. Another coat of paint on the trim around the windows inside and out. I have 14 days left before I go home and an endless punch list. My strategy this weekend is to work through each room individually foot by foot and do what I can with what I got before going to the store which is pretty time consuming.

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Day 75: Not a great day for pictures ha turns out I didn’t take many. One of my projects today included the bathroom door that will slide open and close. The issue was it needed to be taller. So I took some scrap 1x1s and cut some branches, screwed it all together and now it’s the right height and a little cooler looking than it was before. The other pic is a sweet umbrella with a bamboo handle that I ordered that matches the house perfectly. My goal for today was to get that wall of windows a final coat of paint inside and out. As well as get them cleaned. It took forever but I got half done…to be continued tomorrow.

10 Responses to Tiny House on the Big Island: 12th edition

  1. signalfire6 says:

    Kristie, I’m having fun watching your progress! You might find once you get more settled in that garage sales on the Island are a great source for all sorts of things- especially haunt the ‘richer’ neighborhoods to find the best stuff. People move back to the mainland all the time and thus need to get rid of everything.. Cheers!

  2. Barry says:

    I did residential framing before I came in the Army so I understand how much work you’re putting into it. I wish I had the eye for decor that you do. It looks really good Kristie. You should be proud of yourself.

    • kristiewp says:

      Thanks Barry, it’s turning out to be a little more glam than I thought I would but I just can’t help myself!

  3. Karen says:

    I so wish I was younger and able to take on a project like this. Your getrdone attitude is inspiring… I am so glad to be tagging along to watch your progress. Karen

  4. You get such a lot done each day. I don’t know how you do it. How long will you be in Idaho?

    • kristiewp says:

      Your sweet. I’m only going to be there a couple weeks before I go back on tour April 21st. But this time we will be going through Idaho in the middle of summer. :D

  5. Linda Stone says:

    Kristie, did you use battery operated candles in the lanterns? Do you plan on having the operational?

    • kristiewp says:

      Linda the lanterns are solar powered battery operated leds. Since I was using them inside that wouldn’t work for me. I drilled holes through the top plate and strung patio lights to each lantern. The cord runs to an outlet bear the curling which is operated by a switch by the bed.

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