Renovation of 407: A Pantry was Born

You may wonder what building a pantry has to do with redoing, recycling, upcycling. And really it doesn't other than it has to do with the renovating of the house. My mom had the bright idea that I needed a pantry (I really did) in the corner where the previous owners used to have a …

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Renovation of 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 …

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 …

Advice for the Pantry Color

This is my we built it pantry. I got a paint that matched the cabinets my brother used to build my island. I got the wrong sheen so this is all I have painted. I don't like the color. I love the white on the wall but it makes the white on the pantry look …

Salt and Sugar

I washed dishes 3 times this afternoon/evening. I hate washing dishes. It makes my dry hands worse. Maybe I should start wearing gloves. I decided to make 2 new recipes. Used to when I cooked or baked I would follow a recipe to a T. Never deviated. I guess I have evolved because I might …