Renovating 407: The Kitchen Island

I opened up the kitchen by taking out that wall as you may recall.   I really didn't want such a closed in kitchen and I though a sit at island would look awesome. I wasn't entirely sure I was going to take that wall down and how I was going to create the island …

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Refreshing a Little Wood Stool

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful a little paint can be. Such a cheap way to refresh a room, a piece of furniture, a thrift store find. About a year ago, I found this little wooden Eddie Bauer stool at a thrift store across town. One of my favorite places to go but …

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 …

Renovating 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 …

Renovating 407: 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 …