I was reading one of my many favorite blogs “Take the Side Street” and she confessed to being a terrible blogger (as in sporadic postings) and also confessed to always being cold. I could have written those very same confessions, writing this with a space heater on under my desk. With 2 teenage kids, 4 dogs, positions on the Middle School PTA Board and High School Cross Country Booster Club, along with a full-time job and a ton of DIY ideas, sometimes its a choice of just living my life and doing my projects or writing about it. Most of the time, I can’t do both.
However, this weekend, I wrote up a big “To Do” list of all the projects that I have pending (meaning I have bought the supplies, just haven’t done the work) and I decided to start tackling them. I even went as far as to estimate the amount of time I thought it would take to do the project so I could keep my expectations real.
Top of the list was adding storage to my bathroom. Read the rest of this entry
Its been an interesting few weeks, is all I can say. One minute, I am minding my own blogging business, next thing you know, people want to interview me about my experiences as a DIYer and a Single Person. I always knew my life was kinda interesting Read the rest of this entry
As spring was winding up and summer looming, I took an unintended break from blogging to finish up the many projects I tend to juggle. Plus, I broke my expensive camera moving that Wall Herb Garden off the work bench ….. ugh! (The garden still looks fabulous, by the way)
I have a tendency to walk away from projects Read the rest of this entry
I am back to share with you the ongoing front hallway makeover. To this point, I have shared with you the new paint color here, the new lighting here, and the removal of the tile here. The next step is starting the flooring installation that will eventually spread through the family room, bedroom and the bedroom hall. Read the rest of this entry
A few months ago I posted about my washer issue here and used RepairClinic.com to diagnose the problem and then ordered a new lid switch. All I had to do was provide my model number and chose from of a list of issues and viola!, I had a part on the way. (The advantage of RepairClinic.com is that you can return the part for a full refund if it turn out that it’s not what’s broken) Read the rest of this entry
The front hall makeover continues with what turned out to be my most naive expectation and subsequently, my most challenging of DIY endeavors (to date).
I wanted wood flooring.
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The front hallway makeover takes on the functionality and deadly threat of the hall coat tree, which makes a wonderful design element with its undulating curves and black wrought iron. Except for the part where it crashes to the ground when coats and leashes are heaped upon it in an unbalanced manner. Then its not so cute. Read the rest of this entry
I love light. When I get up in the morning, I open the blinds all around the house and let the light in. In the living room, breakfast room, my office, and even my bedroom. I even frosted my bathroom window so I could keep my blinds open all the time. I gotta have light.
My Chihuahua, Romeo, is also a solar junkie. If there is a sunbeam to be found, he is baking in it. Read the rest of this entry
In a previous post, I discussed finding my perfect match. Paint match, that is. After months of staring at off-white walls and needing to feel at home in this new house, I found a color scheme that I’m pretty sure I can love “till death do us part”. Okay, that may be a bit extreme, but at least I can have a long flirtatious relationship with. Read the rest of this entry
It ALL started with this picture I found on Pinterest:
it was love at first site….
It was the perfect wall color…. it had a green/gray tone and was a cool neutral which is exactly what I was looking for. Even the tile in the picture was the same as my front hallway. The above picture originated on this website along with the color name……. Martha Stewart’s Coir: Read the rest of this entry