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Pipe Dreams: Bed & Bedroom Progress

Whereas the bedroom at Memorial was warm, spacious and inviting (or I like to think it was), the bedroom in the rental is a little…

January 6, 2012 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

Quick Chalkboard Storage Containers

I have to say that when the whole chalkboard craze started, I staunchly refused to dive headfirst into a can of chalky black paint. I…

Rustic Wood Wall Art: Part 1

Since I was playing with saws and nailers all weekend building mirror frames, I thought it was a good time to get a jump start…

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,…

In Search of Floor Tile: Part 2

Among other things, the search for floor tile has now started to impact whether or not I can sleep for four hours without waking up…

In Search of Floor Tile

So yesterday I almost swallowed a bug. Almost swallowing a bug is worse than actually swallowing a bug because instead of being gone in an…

A Weekend in the Bathroom

It’s where I spend all my time lately, and not in that “I had way to much fun last night” kind of way either. Unless…

Walnut Love

I just spent a good two minutes trying to decide if that title was inappropriate or not, but since I’ve also been spending an inordinate…

March 22, 2011 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Padding Not Included

Arguably I deserve the blank white walls, particularly if they come with a matching straight jacket. This room has come a long way from being…

February 8, 2011 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Saturday Night Bathroom Design

I like to call this a “studying for contractors exam procrastination technique”. So far it’s working well for me. In fact, I’ve picked out many…

January 29, 2011 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Kitchen Cabinet Plan

So we’re planning on taking the big kitchen cabinet leap soon. Soon-ish. Maybe this year sometime. Or, you know, I might just set up some…

January 6, 2011 | 34 Comments | Read the Full Article

Picking an Interior Stain Color

I have something like fifteen windows in my house with unfinished wood trim, just waiting for someone to pick a stain color and get moving…

December 29, 2010 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Laundry Room Style Decisions

Let’s be honest here, unless things go horribly wrong with my life plan, the room in which laundry is done will be the room in…

December 23, 2010 | 31 Comments | Read the Full Article

27 Colors and Counting

In the way of construction we, at this point, may or may not have walls this week. (Read: no chance in hell we have walls…

December 8, 2010 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Decisions, Decisions: Outdoor Lighting Edition

Since it’s pitch black just a hair after noon these days (or at least by the time I leave the office, so same diff) I…

November 18, 2010 | 30 Comments | Read the Full Article