I’M BACK! I actually didn’t go anywhere. We stalled on all of our projects and are just now getting the wind beneath our wings to move forward. By that I mean we have gotten professional help, and realized that we can’t do it all by ourselves. That is a good place to be. It means […]

This project was one driven of both desire and necessity. Dan likes how shutters look, and wanted to put some on our house. Loki, the house pup, loves to stare out the window in the evenings and, just as you’re about to relax on the couch, freak out and bark “DANGER DANGER DANGER I think […]

So this is sort of a house project because we’re going to use some of what we found in our house, but it’s also a little tangential because this project was actually more about saving a great piece of art and local history. Over the last three years, Dan and I have been keeping an […]

While we are always the kind of people who prefer to keep original features when possible, sometimes it’s not possible or safe. This was the case with our upstairs hall floors. There is a nice hardwood floor hiding under a lovely coating of… asbestos tile. Scratch that – crumbling asbestos tile. Yeek. We pretty much […]

This project is one of those that I am the most proud of. It hits just about everything that I love and want out of our home projects. It 1) saved something old and well made out of the landfill, 2) brought out the beauty of something that had been covered under many layers of […]

As we are rounding into the third year of homeownership, I wanted to post a quick update on the exterior of our house. Most of the projects we’ve done are inside, but the outside – while low on our priority list – has been chugging along slowly as well.¬†Year one was spent mostly on upkeep […]

Did you think I forgot about the blog? Didya? I haven’t! Generally I prefer to post finished projects, and for the last few months we have been in the final stages of a few big ones that have been months or even years in the making. So although there was a lull, be prepared for […]