Hall trim removed

Doors and drawers will also be sent for stripping

Doors and drawers will also be sent for stripping

This one is huge. Other than the bedrooms (one of which became the family room), the hallway was the only downstairs area that had painted woodwork. It was stained originally, but a long-ago previous owner felt the need the cover it all with paint. We’ve long felt the need to …

Punch list: living/dining rooms

Before & after

Before & after

For almost 10 years we’ve been staring at the insulation peeking out from around the sides of one of the dining room windows. You know how when you take apart an electrical device you end up with extra parts? Well, our house is the opposite, and somehow I just didn’t …

Front edge of dishwasher tub

Bungalow Mundanity

Disclaimer: I’m really scraping the bottom of the barrel by writing this post, but we haven’t had any sexy or exciting projects …

After

Snail Mail

No, I’m not referring to the post office but rather to how projects get done slowly around these parts. Actually, this one …

Back in business!

Washing machine DIY

For the last few weeks our washing machine has been making some horrible noises as it enters the spin cycle. Think of …

A sneak peak of our newly painted patio ceiling

Sometimes the low bid leaks

Back in 2010 we finally faced the fact that our increasingly leaky patio roof was going to rot the structure underneath, and …

Tell me again, why did we start a painting project in September??

Redoing the rails

It never feels good to have to revisit a project you only completed a year earlier, but true to my suspicions, I …

LED, CFL and incandescent bulbs

Our first LED light bulbs!

We’ve been wanting to try out LED light bulbs for quite some time now, but the cost has always been a bit …

Plants!

Planter Boxes (not ours)

A couple of weeks ago we built some planter boxes for the kids’ school. I didn’t take any before pictures, but the …

Cohesiveness

The garage is painted!

It’s done. Nothing more to say. It’s a pretty massive improvement over the primed doors.

Just narcissistic enough to know it looks better than the old one

New front fence

Well, here it is…the final piece of the yard project. Until we pulled out the dirt and brought up the gravel last …

The cap went on today, so it's just a bit of paint away from being done

Railings!

The front railings are now done, barring some minor caulking and painting. To bring you back up to speed, the railings on …

mostly there...

Garage paint progress

Over the last week we’ve been painting the garage doors. We actually beat the remodeler’s equation somewhat, as it’s only been two …

The final product

Patio Speaks

This year we finally put up some permanently mounted outdoor speakers, as opposed to dragging out my old receiver and bookshelf speakers …

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We were hacked!

We recently found out that our domain hosting was compromised (by a Chinese IP address), and malware was loaded onto our site. …

Added structural integrity...or vanity?

Playhouse update

You may remember the playhouse? The one that we allegedly were building for the children but was really designed for us to use …

Spring!

Yard circa 2012

Time to check back in on the yard. Stephanie has spent several long weekends weeding, moving plants and adding new ones to …