From Kitchen Drawer To Hidden Paper Towel Holder

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Well, if you liked my pony walls, you're going to be blown away by this project!  :-D Okay, just kidding.  This took me all of 30 minutes to do, but I was so ridiculously proud of myself.  Why?  Because it's kind of an organization project, and let's just say that organization is not where my talent lies.  And that's an understatement.  I stink … [Read more...]

Pony Walls With Columns – FINISHED!!

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Well, everything else looks like a complete mess -- the torn up ceilings, unfinished walls, unframed opening to the hallway, filthy floors that I didn't have time to mop, the dining table that's still sitting in the music room -- but at least my pony walls and columns are finished!  You'll just have to use your imagination for everything around … [Read more...]

My Master To-Do List For 2015 (House Goals)

One of the things I did during my end-of-the-year break from blogging was to go through each room of my house and make a mental list of all of the projects I want to accomplish in the house in 2015.  Mental lists are good, but written lists are much better for me.  So today, I'm turning that mental list into an actual written list so that I can … [Read more...]

More Pony Wall Progress – The Building & Trimming Is Almost Complete

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So, building pony walls and columns isn't quite as quick easy as I had pictured in my mind.  :) As with most projects, it's all of the finishing touches that takes so incredibly long.  I thought this would be a four-day project.  Not so.  It's looking like a five- or six-day project.  But I do have lots of progress to show you! When I posted … [Read more...]

Pony Wall Progress

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My pony walls are in progress!  When I work on a project like this, I visualize the process from beginning to end, generally several times, before actually starting so that I can make sure I know how to get all the way from concept to completion.  It's only if I get stuck...really stuck...somewhere in the process that I search online for help.  But … [Read more...]

Change Of Plans — Rolling Doors Are Out, and Pony Walls With Columns Are In

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We're barely into January, and I've already changed my mind on one of my pretty big design plans.  So as far as mind-changing, it looks like this year will be no different from any other.  :) Remember how I was planning on building a cased opening between the entryway/living room and the music room, and then adding a second set of rolling doors … [Read more...]

A Huge Mess & Major Frustration

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Well, I've made a huge mess.  I decided that before I spend hours of my time finishing up the walls in the music room and hammering in another 2000 nailheads, I needed to remove the polystyrene ceiling tiles and see what needed to be done to the ceiling.  After all, if the ceiling needs to be redrywalled, I'm taking a huge chance on my walls … [Read more...]