I am still not finished yet but I accomplished a few things while on vacation: I fixed the leak under the sink. It kicked my ass but I fixed it Painted my kitchen white. Remember one of the colors of the year 2016 was named as simply white. I used bright while base with mo … Continue reading
Category Archives: between the studs shelf
Still Going Slow
This morning I woke up at 7 AM but then I decided to sleep in because my legs are freaking sore from lifting those sub floors and siding panels yesterday. I could barely make it to the bathroom this morning. My hands are all cut up, swollen and hurting as well. I took two Advil … Continue reading
A Little Progress Everyday!
So I showed you this morning the contractor started with a deck and by the time I woke up and made coffee they had gotten this far. I was still working on my cabinet in the bathroom. What started out as a between the studs shelf turned into a shallow shelf because I would have … Continue reading
Year ending on a doozey
So I called every number I can think of for help with my sink. I am still refusing to pay a plumber. Not happening captain. Everyone is at work and tonight is New Years Eve so naturally I had no one interested in helping me. whomp whomp wommmmmmmm. In the meantime I have been … Continue reading
The Porch- Still a Rough draft
I am not sure what I am going to call this room. I originally thought it would be a dining room, then I thought dining room/den, then den. It will look like a normal room but will not have heat and air in it. My mind has been all over the place on it. I … Continue reading
An Update on my Moroccan Inspired kitchen…
This was going to be a Moroccan kitchen but it is the beginning of my eclectic Moroccan, Indian and country kitchen…in various stages of progress… I still have to put the Moroccan lanterns up and the flip up table…and some curtains in the bay window…and something to cover the doorway between the living room and … Continue reading
Kitchen…just checking in
As I started putting things away in my kitchen I felt as if I was moving in all over again. I have so much stuff and I swear I must have some gypsy in my blood because I am not one to enjoy a lot of empty space. For some reason I feel like I should fill every single available nook and cranny and when I have company they are always looking around distracted when I am trying to talk. The comment I always hear is your place is so interesting. LOL Not sure if that is a nice way of saying hoarderish and/or junky but I hope not as that was not the goal. I did throw a lot of things away so I KNOW I am not as bad as those ppl on Continue reading
I finally put my window doors up. I am trying something new and sometimes my ideas turn out okay and sometimes not. We will see how this works out. If you remember a few weeks ago I found some Valspar crackle paint on sale from $7 to $1.99 at Lowe’s. I never tried this but … Continue reading
Up and At ‘Em.
I am getting up and ready to work on this frigging kitchen. I had a dream last night about a great idea and I have to do a little demo to implement it. I know, I know, 50 steps forward then I take 2 backward…that’s my life story, so don’t judge me…You should know me … Continue reading
Let the Pics Speak for themselves…
Use Styrofoam to spray paint brackets (and knobs). you can stick a nail in the mounting hole to hold it in place and then you can spray all sides that will be exposed! I am a friggin genius LOL I love the look of smooth sanded wood but this shelf has to be painted took … Continue reading
Not Killing Myself This Weekend!!
Okay so its time to get to work. I asked a friend to help me this weekend but they are spending the weekend having fun at the beach. I can understand that I mean who in their right mind wants to spend their summer helping me fix up my raggedy old house? Well today I … Continue reading
Taking a break from painting!
YES YOU READ IT RIGHT I AM PAINTING! Well I just painted the insides of my shelves but its color! I am realizing I stole Momma Goose’s colors. LOL oops. It wasn’t intentional I swear it wasn’t. They are not exact but very close. I am not sure I am feeling this green. It is … Continue reading
What a way to wake up
I planned on getting up at 5:30 as usual. Hmmmph. This morning I woke up at 5 because I was having some sort of wild dreams. So I am up now. I have to take my Tylenol before I get started because my hands and feet are swollen as usual. Well actually my right hand … Continue reading
Plans for the weekend
All day long I couldn’t wait to get off. I have some shopping to do…again. I went to the Surplus store where I got my cabinets and got Randy to explain to me AGAIN what I am supposed to be doing. Now he added more on the list. Put a layer of lauan on the floor, … Continue reading
I am so sick of this drywall!
How many days does it take to hang drywall? It is a whole different story when you are working on your own. First of all there is no pressure not to keep taking breaks, all work must stop when a store run or meal break has to be taken and no one to blame when … Continue reading
Day of drywall
Good Morning! 6:11 AM On my way to Lowe’s to buy two access panels. Today’s goal is drywall. I am not sure if I have enough, in fact I am almost sure I don’t and of course you know I have no truck to transport so I might have to perform some magic. In putting … Continue reading
Am I Entitled to Rest?
Even though I woke up in terrrible pain I managed to get a lot of things done this weekend… Continue reading
Yesterday I went shopping for the chinking supplies. I needed Portland cement, Sand and Lime. When I looked around Home Depot the bag of Portland cement was 96 lbs. SAY WHAT??? Now I know there is no way on this side of God’s green earth that I would be able to tote 96 lbs. of … Continue reading
I think I have ADD. I had a plan but I can’t stick to it: Demo the kitchen first then work on putting it back together but my mind is in so many places. I can’t get started on anything because the demo work isn’t finished and it’s not finished because I am no longer … Continue reading
Weekend Warrior on the case!!
Electrician coming at 7 in the morning (or so he says) and I told him that I was going to have the wall torn out before he got here. Well I haven’t even started on it. I got the hole by the sink finished finally. That styrofoam you see on the top section is for … Continue reading