Blessed Beyond Measure (A True Story About The Kindness Of Strangers)

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Y'all, my ceiling in my entryway and dining room is drywalled!! No more polystyrene tiles, no more 1 x 4's covering the ceiling, and no more cracked, thin 3/8 inch drywall on my ceiling. But interestingly, in order to get it from this... ...to this... ...I didn't have to lift a finger.  It's true.  I didn't have to carry any … [Read more...]

Painted Sofa Update (13 Months Later)

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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...]