We brought in the carpet that's been in the garage and unrolled it. It will take a few days for it to relax and remain flat. Jim finished the painting of the trim and hung the door to the basement yesterday! For our cat Chloe Jim installed a cat door and I spent the morning… Continue reading Another Home Improvement Post – Family Room Near Completion!
We have been (mostly Jim...I just help lay out the boards and cut an end every now and then) working hard to get the floor finished in the family room. This room took 3 days to complete. First, Jim had to work the transition from the Kitchen into the room. There were a lot of… Continue reading On The Home Improvement Front – We Have a Floor!
Hey Everyone Again, While I'm on a roll I thought I'd post an update on the Home Improvement front. Jim took off a few days and started putting in the baseboard trim... The floor is complete in the Living room and Dining room (awesome!) and the only things left to do now are the baseboards,… Continue reading Floor Progress – The Baseboard!
Hey All! Me again here! We are still working away on our MAJOR home improvement project and today I wanted to share with you how we are changing the direction of our wood floor installation. If you recall, Jim had started the floor with a long run going from the living room all the way… Continue reading Adding the Spline and Changing Directions on our Wood Floor Installation
Hi Everyone! We (mostly Jim) started laying down our new wood floor! Whoot! The floor we chose is rustic maple in a natural finish. I had a dickens of a time (does anyone say dickens anymore?) finding a pre-finished floor that would coordinate with the wood that already exists in the house. This maple, with… Continue reading Home Improvement — The Floor Begins!
Hi Friends, Family, Followers! We've been busy putting the wall color up on the walls now! Just to give you a refresher, we chose Benjamin Moore "Dill Weed" as our color and I had it formulated using the Ben series eggshell interior paint and primer. This runs about $38 a gallon which isn't the cheapest… Continue reading Home Improvement – Wall Color Reveal!
Hi Friends and Followers! Today we started painting! Aren't you just dying to know what color we picked for the walls? Can I just say right now that this was the longest I've ever taken to pick out a color! I don't know what it was, maybe because I wanted a green, and greens are… Continue reading Home Improvement — Painting the Ceiling, Choosing a Wall Color!
The first one I noticed as soon as I could see my driveway! A New tree was planted to replace our Ash tree that was cut down during the deforestation emerald ash borer maintenance program last fall. You can see the stump. But what a sweet beauty the village replaced it with... I can't wait… Continue reading Two More Surprises Today!
The final step in this project is the cover that goes over the cushion. This type of cushion is called a BOX cushion. It is called a box because of the three distinct dimensions; length, width and height. This was not difficult to sew at all. I was actually relieved once I got to the… Continue reading Save the Cat Slipcover Project – Part 10 – The Box Cushion Cover and Reveal!
This ought to do it. I picked out this 100% Cotton Duck fabric at JoAnns. It is currently on sale for 50% off so I bought up everything they had in Natural for half off $9.99. After washing, I'm in a sea of incredibly wrinkled $4.99 DUCK! Uggh! I had a fear this was going… Continue reading Save the Cat Slipcover – Part 2