Her jaw dropped when she saw what they did to her…
The homeless are often stigmatized as crooks and drug addicts, but the truth is, many of the homeless in America are veterans,single moms who got laid off, or just people who’ve hit a bad run of luck.
We often think about the need to providefood and shelter for these people, but what about a makeover? It rarely occurs to us that looking like a Raggedy Ann doll got dragged through a pile of dirt can put a serious damper on your self-esteem and overall livelihood. They want to look nice too.
That’s why the people at Prank it Forward decided to do something amazing for 30 homeless people. The group thought they were just getting a free meal, but instead, they got something way better. Most of themakeover recipientscould hardly recognize themselves as they looked in the mirror for the first time…and it’s absolutely beautiful.
Talk about getting pranked in the best way ever!
Read more: http://www.faithit.com/this-homeless-woman-had-no-clue-how-she-was-being-pranked-until-she-looked-in-the-mirror-inspirational/
Redditor pcjames saw an opening when his wife went out of town for a week…
He’d been wanting to rip up the ugly carpeting in their bedroom and replace it with hardwood floors. Now was the perfect time. So with just a few days to get the job done, he got to work!
While it might sound like quite the undertaking for just one guy and a week, it’s actually a lot easier than you think!
First, he tore up the carpet — it just had to go.
He bought half-inch-thick plywood pieces and cut them up into eight-inch-wide strips.
Then came the sanding…lots and lots of sanding.
Before he started nailing anything down, he tried an initial layout. He staggered the planks for a unique look.
It’s gluing time! He used a construction-grade adhesive to glue each board to the subfloor.
A nail gun came in handy for the next step — this went a lot faster than pcjames thought it would.
This diagonal portion by the door was a bit trickier, though.
All that was left was to stain the planks and apply a sealer.
The stain turned out darker than anticipated, but ultimately, pcjames decided to leave it as is.
He applied three coats of polyurethane with a satin finish…then…
The furniture went in! This looks great.
The amazing part about this project is that it cost less than $250 total. How crazy is that? I think I might just go start ripping up my ugly carpet, too!
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/floor-remodel/