Category: remodeling

Springing Forward

Springing Forward

My blog has been silent for almost a year. But it has been a year that has been eventful, in some rather non-traditional ways. I started working towards becoming a certified aromatherapist. I have been battling some pretty severe physical effects of depression. We had […]

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project:  Before and After

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Before and After

It snowed this morning, which means that the yard tidying that I had planned will have to wait. So instead, I will finish up a few odds and ends involving our new coat closet. I plan to install some thin trim around the junction box […]

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project:  Finally Done!  Can You Believe It?

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Finally Done! Can You Believe It?

I spent the last day of my vacation busily finishing up the odds and ends of The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project. It took me most of the day Friday and part of Saturday morning to get the trim installed. The two inside walls were […]

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project:  Color

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Color

Yesterday morning, we had severe storms move through our area. I was awakened by tornado sirens going off at 7:00 am. Shortly thereafter, the power was knocked out. We were without power for over 14 hours, but luckily sustained no other damage. Since we had […]

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project:  Sand In My Shoes Edition

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Sand In My Shoes Edition

This morning, the fine fellows from Lee Company came to install a 240V 50A outlet on the front of our house for our new electric car charger, and a 110V 20A outlet on the back of the house because … well, there’s not an outlet […]

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Crazy Frosting Edition

The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Crazy Frosting Edition

The first coat of spackle is on. I used almost an entire gallon of joint compound, just for the this first coat! Since the first coat generally needs to be thicker, I applied the spackle using the “cake frosting” technique, which is a technique that […]