A Patriotic Scrap Wreath

I don't normally like the bohemian look. But I was sitting there one day thinking about something that made my brain wonder to this idea for a patriotic wreath. My mind drifts a lot. Sometimes it keeps me awake. Since I don't have a chance to sleep 8 hours a night anyway, this can be …

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Restoration of 407: The Hall Bath

Maybe I wouldn't be so loathsome of wallpaper if it hadn't been on every wall in 4 rooms. 7 different wallpapers. This is the hall bathroom. In great shape. Beautiful porcelain tub. But bathes do not stay warm in it. Great marble sink. But the vanity is plastic. The tiles are also in great shape. …

Resizing a Kitchen

There used to be a “closed in” kitchen. Only thing missing was a swinging door where I am standing. All that seventies. Even a boob light.  My dad went into the sauna like attic and found the wall wasn’t weight bearing. I got me a hammer and saw. Only problem was, those 2x4s were completely …

407: The Renovating 2 Years Later

I didn't plan to do this much to the house. I didn't plan on this much money going into it either. And I couldn't even sell it tomorrow if I wanted to move again (which I don't) because I have yet to get the shower in the master bath finished. LOL. I thought I would …

Ain’t no Boring Mailbox

I’m sitting here at soccer practice, so I am going to steal from a Facebook post showing the mailbox I DIYed... Adventures in renovating: somewhere past week 55⏩ I saw this blog post about their pool progress, week 16. And I thought, it's June and they aren't finished after 16 weeks. That's crazy. It's pool …

Recycling Fence Planks

Once upon a time I had this half fence separating my nice yard from the jungle next door. There were sections that I think were only still standing because the weeds were entwined with that side of the fence. One day some young men, boys really, decided to try and steal the car at the …

31 Days of DIYing

This is the 3rd year I am participating and I am not sure if I do it for the right reasons. To make myself do something out of my comfort zone, and post more on the blog for one. As the title of my blog says...I change my mind a lot. I Started off blogging …

My New Bed

Or at least new to me. My brother gave me this old bed over a year ago that they had decided they didn't have the patience to refinish. But someone had started to use a stripping agent on the headboard. It had some build up on it from where they tried to strip it previously …

Upcycling Old Shutters

What do you do when you find sets of old shutters? You decorate them of course. I had found 2 sets of these right before Christmas a few years ago. I was looking for them to make something for my mom. I was lucky to have found them that day, at the first place I …

What to Read this Year

I posted previously that I was following along with Popsugar's 2017 Reading Challenge. And with this, I learned about Goodreads. Which is a great way to keep track of what I have read, what I want to read and what I want to read again. I have learned to only go to the used book …