Neighbor C has what we call "off-site storage" for all her power tools and table saws and she wanted a home improvement project done in her house. Silly girl came to me for help (mostly because that "off-side storage" means she doesn't own tools but we do and her dad does). We both live in … Continue reading Remove That Railing! ~ Making A Home Appear Bigger
Chronicles of the Bench, Part Four I painted tonight and didn't really spill.
Gettin' there! I had 'help' on this sunny outdoor work day. He tends to pose when treats are waved above my camera. His cuteness was the only service provided. I built my own miniature metro with wooden skyscrapers. Thinking I had everything square, straight, level, correct... Then once it was moved into the house he … Continue reading Chronicles of the Bench, Part Two
I replaced my baseboards in the main floor bathroom when our new flooring went in and painted trim around the door. What I still needed to complete was cleanly sealing the space between wall and trim. You can see below what I mean. I'll admit I avoided this project knowing my own personal limitations and … Continue reading Sealing Seams with Sealant, or How Use Too Much
We live in a 1980s house. The typical two-story, traditional, neighborhood box house and we love it. I have yet to find blogs or Pinterest inspiration on updated to our kind of house so it's my duty and obligation to help all of us. You're welcome. Our entry is run of the mill. Front door … Continue reading Entryway Update
I had grand plans of just peeling the linoleum off to see the sub-floor smiling back at me waiting to get covered again. But once I attacked with a screwdriver, needle nose, and hammer I realized the floor was more stubborn than I am. It flaked off in tiny pieces and left the paper backing … Continue reading How to Install Floating Plank Floor
We love our house! We love doing fixer-upper projects with our own hands and never hire out (friends don't count...they're paid in liquid refreshments and I'm certain not professionally trained). Now in this house ten years, I've had the itch to remove its circa 1980s style with the builder's grade oak trim and lovely gold … Continue reading Leveling a 30-year old Floor