Painted Sofa Update (13 Months Later)

painted sofa one year later

Well, we didn't actually get any ceilings drywalled yesterday.  We spent most of the morning working on small projects here and there, and then we had to clear out an area in the sunroom (which I've been using as my workroom over the last two months during all of the rain we've had) so that we could unload the drywall.  So I didn't even head to … [Read more...]

Breakfast Room Banquettes

As you might expect, now that I'm settled on a plan for my pantry, breakfast room, and dining room, the wheels in my mind won't stop turning. I've been thinking non-stop about colors, fabrics, furniture arrangements, lighting options, window treatment designs, and so much more. But one thing I'm really certain about is that I want some sort of … [Read more...]

My Dining Room/Pantry Decision (You’ll Probably Be Surprised!)

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I've read and re-read your comments on Monday's post about my dining room and pantry space planning, and I've finally come to a decision.  I almost kept it to myself and waited until I actually started working on it to share my decision with you, but I'm way too excited to keep it to myself!!  I think you'll be surprised.  I was!  It's completely … [Read more...]

Bathroom Built-In Storage Progress (a.k.a., My Comedy Of Errors)

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First things first...THANK YOU so much for all of your invaluable feedback yesterday! It seems like videos are the way to go, and possibly with some accompanying printable written instructions filled with detailed pictures that you can print out and take with you into your garage or shop where you may not have internet access. So my mind has been … [Read more...]

Help Me Help You. Help ME…Help YOU.

I'm channeling my inner Jerry Maquire this morning. :-D More on that in a minute. My week is off to a frustrating start. I got in my car yesterday to head to Home Depot to get the materials I need for my bathroom built-ins, and my car wouldn't start. My neighbor came over to take a look at it. We thought it was the battery, so he brought … [Read more...]

Space Planning – Dining Room & Pantry

Kitchen 01 - resized

I took three whole days off of working on my bathroom...and my house in general. It was a great, relaxing weekend, but of course that didn't stop me from thinking about, dreaming about, and planning what I'll be working on next once the bathroom is finished. Matt thinks I should finish the hallway, but what I really want to work on is either the … [Read more...]

Finished Bi-fold Closet Doors Used As Double Doors

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With the exception of a few minor details, my bi-fold closet doors that I used as double doors are finished!  They're perfectly private (no gap between the doors), and yes, they lock.  :)  So just ignore all of the unfinished projects surrounding the door (obviously including the unpainted drywall), and take a look at how my doors turned … [Read more...]