Basement Makeover – Step 2

We are making progress!!!  I last left you with this: We (by that I mean the Mr, aka DA) added an additional electrical box and moved the boxes lower down the wall. Additionally, we (by that I mean DA and friend Paul) repaired the drywall where the entertainment cabinet was and put a primer onContinue reading “Basement Makeover – Step 2”

Basement Makeover – Step 1

We have officially started the basement makeover project this past weekend by knocking down our built-in entertainment center.  The cabinet seemed like such a great idea fourteen years ago when we finished our basement.  Who knew that TV’s would totally change their shape and size? Here is the before picture……. This is what it looksContinue reading “Basement Makeover – Step 1”

A Touch of Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas?  Just a couple more weeks until all the festivities begin.  I have been planning and making lists (what a surprise) with the goal of having every present purchased and wrapped, every meal planned and shopped for, every cookie baked and decorated, and the house ready for guests by Friday, DecContinue reading “A Touch of Christmas”

Bathroom Project Complete

Finally, our main floor bathroom remodeling project is complete.  Well, 99% complete.  We still have to install some baseboard and repaint some trim.  But it is once again a working bathroom, yeah!!!  We learned a lot of things from this remodeling project, for instance, the next time we need to skim drywall we will beContinue reading “Bathroom Project Complete”

Restored Antique Pie Safe

My brother-in-law Steve recently attended a farm auction and spotted three very old and in need of refinishing pie safes that had been stored in a barn for many years.  Several people were interested in the cabinets and the first two sold for about $200 each.  About the time the third was coming up forContinue reading “Restored Antique Pie Safe”

A Cabin in the Woods

Anytime Dave and I start a project that is related to woodworking, we always start with a visit to my brother-in-law Steve.  On this particular visit, Steve walked Dave through the building of a new bathroom vanity.  There will be much more on that project as we progress. Steve and my sister Linda live onContinue reading “A Cabin in the Woods”