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Future Office..Er, Hallway…I Mean Office

I don’t know if was the best idea to put the office– possibly the most cluttered area of the house, second to  the workshop, of…

Death By Paint Swatch

I’m starting to believe that someone could suffocate in the number of paint swatches I’ve managed to accumulate over the last couple of weeks. That…

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Have I mentioned before that sometimes when you DIY things don’t go as planned? No? Well you can consider the last week of my life…

This Tile Floor Is My DIY Kryptonite

You may remember the last time I had anything to say about the tile floor in the master bathroom it was something along the lines…

Finishing Floors: Cinderella Never Worked This Hard

Three inches at a time is a real fun way to cover four hundred square feet of floor space. It makes me understand the appeal…

It’s Not Just What’s Inside That Counts

At least, not in home-building. With any project of any size, as far as messes are concerned, things will always get worse before they get…

The Unexpected Kitchen: Progress

Having the kitchen cabinets in makes a world of a difference in the way the house looks, even if its a completely non-functioning space as…

A Livable Space For Me, An 8×10 Tigressa Rug For You

I hinted yesterday that I’m in the process of “moving in” to the house. There is one decent sized project to finish up before the…

Rustic Beachy Full Bath: Reveal!

This room deserves at least one exclamation point for being the first (and currently only) room in the house that can be considered “complete”. Which,…

Like Daughter, Like Mother

Unlike most mothers who got breakfast in bed or a day at the spa, my mother came over to the house on Sunday and was…

When Your Closet Is Nicer Than Your Living Space

It’s time for me to grab my pillow and sleeping bag and go camp out in the master closet in the not-finished house. Why? It’s…

Future Mantle & Table Top

When we were in Texas this time last year, we made one of the greatest finds for the new house to date, which was promptly…

April 29, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Donkey Pasture In-Progress

Cheryl made a good point yesterday that I gave you a look at the house progress, but haven’t shown much of the donkey pasture. I…

April 22, 2011 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

12 Months: An In-Progress House Tour

I’m shocked and appalled at the lack of interior “before” pictures that I have, but this is shot-for-shot as close as I can get to…

Vacation: Day 4

Among other things I spent a little time working on the master bath vanity today. With two sinks this beast is supposed to be 84″…

April 18, 2011 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article