I always thought that it would be cool to be a carpenter. Bob Vila, Trading Spaces, While You Were Out, and the Home and Garden Network certainly influenced that. The kinds of bookcases, headboards, dining tables, ottomans, and even decks that these carpenters could make in an afternoon always astonished me.I've never tried to build… Continue reading Ready, set, BUILD!
Both our front door and kitchen door (which leads to the mudroom) were white with gold hardware (our interior doors, too, had gold knobs). They also looked as though they hadn't been cleaned since the house was built, and had dirt buildup and grunge all over them. It was time to give them a much-needed… Continue reading All About Doors
My brother gave me his coffee table and end table as a wedding gift. I adore them. The slate is beautiful and I don't need hot pads or coasters because, well... it's rock. End table: Before Coffee table: BeforeDon't mind the dog toys...I had, however, noticed that both tables scratched easily and were difficult to clean.… Continue reading Revitalized Slate Tables
We had a lot of fun decorating our house for the holidays this year. It was a surreal experience. I kept having to remind myself that the numerous strings of Christmas lights we bought were for our home. Not for our apartment's porch, not for our dorm room's loft bed... our home. That being said,… Continue reading A Merry and Bright Christmas
I am unbelievably excited about one of my upcoming projects. Surprisingly enough, it's the one that I've been looking forward to the most, even above the kitchen renovation... and that is the Garage Overhaul.The Garage: Before Move-inBefore Move-inWe've got an oversized two-car garage that is patiently waiting a makeover. It's very white. The seller left behind a… Continue reading Garage Overhaul Ideas