Category Archives: home improvement

all decked out.

(Below, a conversation in May, 2010 when I took the pictures) Welcome to our home! Won’t you please come around to the back of the house and enjoy our lovely deck? I hope you wore shoes, the slivers can be brutal. It’s … Continue reading

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main bathroom, remodeled.

I almost always forget the Before shots. The boys bedroom wouldn’t be nearly as remarkable without the cold truth of how bad it WAS, laid out beforehand. Well, for those of you who have visited our home in person, you … Continue reading

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new bathroom color

It took a lot of primer to cover that red! But leave it to old Benjamin Moore.  I love that paint, but my budget often has my copying BM colors onto Walmart paint (which is not my fave. Yet it is better than Behr, … Continue reading

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black painted doors and other changes…

I tend to do things “since I’m at it”. It’s a snowball effect, and one small project can start a whole days worth of work. Chaotic at the time, but effective! For example, last Wednesday I had the white semi-gloss out to paint the … Continue reading

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new pantry is complete.

The water heater is outside and now encased in an insulated wooden box. Of course, the first 24 hours it was outdoors we had a big freeze and John had to thaw the pipes out! However, they didn’t burst and … Continue reading

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It’s A Christmas Miracle!

you see, I am getting something I have always, always wanted. This is one of the blessings of getting older–I have learned how great it is to not get everything you long for, right off the bat. (I know. I … Continue reading

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treehouse construction

She Who Scrapbooks was not present, yet someone ran inside, got the camera and took photos? I guess they are trained more adequately than I thought!I wasn’t there so I will narrate for the participants, as I imagine them talking. … Continue reading

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