I had a empty boring garage wall that could really use something fun on it. I searched Pinterest for some ideas and I came up with a couple that I could modify. I decided on a Palette
Herb Garden. I already had the palettes but a single palette was too big for my space. I had my hubby cut it into 4 pieces. I then painted them white and added hose clamps to place the herb pot in. I found some fun colorful pots and added my favorite herbs to them. I made some fun, colorful herb markers and added those. I no longer have a boring garage wall. To get step by step directions you can visit my blog at: http://www.secondchancetodream.com/2012/05/... and for directions and the printables for the herb markers you can go to:
We had our basement floor stained by Amazing Improvements. We finally chose colors and painted. We thought we'd post a photo of a section that's mostly finished but shows the flooring off. Feels homey to us and the concrete doesn't feel cold. It's been great with 4 dogs and kids. A good choice for the way we live.
I have recently received two bids for the following: a) blacktoping my existing gravel drive and b) adding a third driveway lane on east side of existing drive then blacktop total area.
The two companies are not at all close in their bids ($1600+ difference on option "a" alone) for the same details offered on bid A. Both companies had the same fee to complete option B. Is it okay to ask the highter priced company why they are so much higher? Shouldn't the bids state offered guarentees and expectation of completion times? Or is that on the final contract only? A lot of novice questions here - I'm wanting to approach this the right way and enter into the best contract that I possibly can while covering any "what ifs". Any additional feedback would be appreciated!
Commented on Mar 06, 2012
just make sure it lists everything that is to be done, down to the minute detail. also make