Category: remodeling

Better Than Expected

Better Than Expected

Yesterday, I applied the finish to our freshly stripped and sanded hardwood floors. Since the library lies between the kitchen and the rest of the house, I wanted a product that would be easy to apply, require minimal layers of application, and would cure quickly, […]

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

This morning, we returned the drum sander to Home Depot and rented an edger to complete the sanding of the library floor. The edger was more difficult to use than the drum sander. It required me to walk along the wall, bent over, in order […]

Getting Down to the Heart of It

Getting Down to the Heart of It

Cast your mind back several months and you may remember that we decided to turn our under-used dining room into a home library. Well, the project is finally underway! We used this year’s tax return money to order bookshelves from Ikea. We chose shelves from […]

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 […]