A Painted Piano?! Did I really paint a piano? Really? Yes! I warn you now, if you love natural wood, and can't stand to see it painted, this is not the post for you... A few months ago, my son's friend gave us their piano when they decided not to take it with them when they moved out of state. . . .
The Adventure Continues - Building a Pool In yesterday's post about what to expect when building a pool, the last thing I shared was the pool company, Treasure Pools, backfilled around the pool, installing the equipotential bonding and leveling out the ground. That happened on workday 7 of the pool . . .
The Process of Building a Pool - Last night I watched an episode of Insane Pools, which I had taped on my DVR. In that episode, the home owners spent $165,000 on building a pool (well, refurbishing their existing pool) and installing a koi pond. It turned out great, despite the builders seeming . . .
Giving New Life to Old Flower Pots - One of the things I've been working on is adding texture and pattern to each space around the house. In the past, I liked to keep everything nice and shiny and new looking, but it tended to get a bit boring to look at. I knew I definitely wanted to add some . . .
Making something old and loved, new again My father recently gave me a footstool he had as a child. It had definitely seen better days, but it was still solid and sturdy. I wanted to give it a new life after all the years of service it had put in for his family - it was definitely not ready to be . . .
The Garage Makeover - Clearing the Junk and Organizing the Garage After our last move, our house was a work site for months. At first, the garage was where all the supplies and materials were kept. Then when we finally moved into the new house, the stuff from the old house was piled right on top of . . .
Painting the Front Door Painting the front door is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do to give your curb appeal a boost. As you know, I've done this a few times here and here. What I want to tell you is that I've always made the right color choices, but that's not true. At all. What I am . . .
Why You Shouldn't Pick a Paint Color from Pinterest Pinterest is a fabulous place to get ideas, recipes, beautiful pictures of far off places... But Pinterest can be a dangerous place to hang out when you are bored with the color of your bathroom. You start looking at all the pretty, photoshopped . . .
Art Gallery Bathroom An Art Gallery Bathroom... How many people do you know that have an art gallery in their bathroom? None? Well, now you know at least one - me! After showing you our new kitchen, I'm so excited to show you our newly finished Art Gallery Bathroom. Who would have thought that this . . .
Pinterest Inspired Kitchen Makeover Can you believe our new kitchen is finished? Me either! Wait til you see it - it truly is a Pinterest Inspired Kitchen. I know that it's been a while since I updated you on the status of the new house. It's not that things haven't been happening (oh lord, have . . .