DIY

Cover up that ugly crack already

We had a contractor install our soon-to-be white trim. It isn’t white yet because it hasn’t had any caulking. I began applying it last night, and I have to say that I am very pleased with the results. Once it cures, it can be painted.  

Dining room chairs

The designer asked what furniture pieces we wanted to keep or liked. We like our dining room table, but HATE the matching chairs. They haven’t stood up to the use we require, despite repairs. They simply are not heavy or solid. But they match the table. In my efforts to look coordinated (my…

Powder room niche, closer to finished

The time I wrote about our niche was when the downstairs powder became “open for business”  after an update. The niche is now finished. Before I reveal it, have a look at what it replaces: This medicine chest did not hold very much, so we figured that the space it left behind…

Finish it so I can work on the subfloor

Yes, sir! Anything to get the subfloor finished! I want my living and dining rooms back in order. Bad. So if you need the drill, I’ll get this observation hive slash nuc done ASAP. I don’t care if it’s early in the morning. (Except it took me an hour driving between three…

Powder room: the home stretch

Hooray! We have a functioning powder room on the first floor. Take a look. First, the door. I declared white trim a while ago, so what better time to get a new door? I’ll paint it white and we’ll get some trim around it soon. Better to have privacy with an unpainted door than go…