Projects and More Projects

Do you know what projects in progress mean?  Well, they mean an opportunity for another layer of projects in the near future.  Because Scott is making excellent progress with the floors right now, it leaves some painting opportunities open to me.  First on that list will be finishing the living room and hallway painting I’m…

Squash Season, Floors, and Other Very Exciting Things

To celebrate the start of the summer squash season (and the first fruits from our veggie garden this summer!), I went big with Giada’s Verdure al Forno.  This time, I even found fontina cheese at the grocery store, and let me tell you… yum.  I mean really.  If you don’t think parmesan, fontina, and mozzarella…

Fifteen Days of Remodeling Turns Into Thirty Plus

I did my fair share of blog reading before we started our kitchen cabinet project.  I wanted to see what paints and techniques had worked for other people, and I needed some photo inspiration to get the courage for our own project. It worked.  I heard about other people’s problems and pitfalls and how they…

Simple Pork for Project Day

This week is somewhat busy, all things considered. We have family coming to help us with projects on the weekend, which means that the bedroom that’s currently serving as our cabinet space (lots of fragile things all over the floor surrounding the bed) needs to become a bedroom again by Friday night. Which means that…

Front Door: Ta Da!

Would I pick exactly the same color on our front door if I could pick again today?  Not sure.  I might go for something slightly bluer or darker or something. Do I like the color a lot?  Yes!  I like it about 1,000 times more than the deep red color that was on the door…

Mathematical Redecoration

    Today’s decorating projects all revolve around the idea of subtraction.  That mostly involves taking our cabinet doors off of the cabinets and popping the ugly trim off of them.  Someday soon, they’ll transform from 70’s chic to flat-front white cabinets.   The other project has involved getting rid of remnants of ugly around…

Progression of Prices

Okay, I know that kitchen cabinet hardware isn’t the most thrilling topic in the world.  As a general topic, it isn’t even that close to my “Top 100” list.  It is, however, awesome if you’re looking for cabinet hardware yourself.  With that in mind, I’m sorry for what you’re about to read.  Feel free to…