Our new staircase - the reveal
Posted on April 21st 2014
Here is the final result of our staircase make-over. From the living and dining room, the biggest improvement is that you can't see the staircase anymore. Or at least it is optional by way of our pocket doors.
Our living room gre ...
Great finds: Jin's Kitchen and a fabulous lunch
Posted on April 18th 2014
Meet my friend Jin. She is carrying apples. Green apples. Remember that for later.
Now, check out her kitchen! I don't even know where to begin. The walnut. Let's begin there. I love all the walnut. The walnut cabinets are from V ...
Easter mantel - 3 quick projects for spring
Posted on April 16th 2014
Categories: Our Home
Before we get to today's post, I want to give a big warm fuzzy thanks to a couple people for giving me a heads up yesterday that the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens is now being shipped and that my Powder room turned full ba ...
How to prep a textured wall for wallpaper
Posted on April 14th 2014
The Arrow wall is gone. RIP!
And as you might have gleaned from the title, wallpaper is happening instead.
I was contacted by Wallpaperdirect.com who asked if I wanted to try my hand at wallpapering using their wallpaper. Yes, pl ...
Master walk-in closet make-over and how to fix a too small round hole in drywall
Posted on April 11th 2014
Last weekend we finished the cabinetry work and the counter top guy came and measured for our new shower pan on Sunday, so now we wait while it is being made. It should take a couple of weeks.
In the meantime we have been working ...
Progress in the toilet room - a Bondo experiment and new paint and cabinet
That is a terrific title. If you think about it. Don't think about it.
Toilet room. Probably not my most favorite phrase. But I do appreciate that the toilet is in a separate room from the rest of the bathroom.
Ok moving on...
Our staircase remodel - drawings, material and finishing
When you design a new staircase there are a number of building codes to adhere to and these should be reflected in your plan and in particular in your staircase or you will not pass inspection. Yes, the inspector will come out and ...
Paleo Chicken Nuggets with Rosemary and Lemon
Two weeks ago I got a call from someone asking how would you create a crispy fried breading on a grain free diet. What would you use instead of bread crumbs. My first thought was: almond flour. My second thought: what can I make ...
5 free fonts from Fontsquirrel and my updated home tour
I have been thinking about updating my Home Tour a bit. Specifically, I wanted a better font for my "before" and "after".
I searched online and quickly went to my favorite font source: FontSquirrel.com. Here, I narr ...
Happy April fools day - did I get you?
Happy April Fools day. Did I get you? Are you mad? Don't be mad.
I got the idea yesterday evening, then I just ran with it. I got out some candles and created those quick tutorials and this new ehm product line. Close eno ...
A big announcement and March round-up
I have such a fun announcement today. I have had to keep this a secret for quite some time, but today I finally got the go ahead to spill the beans. I have been partnering up with Sure Stay Tape to develop a new product line with ...
Master bath progress: Shortened built-in IKEA seating bench and cabinet tower
Posted on March 31st 2014
Here is our new seating bench and storage tower in our master bath remodel.
Before, this wall was just empty. I think the previous owners might have just had a table or other piece of furniture here. It looked like this before and ...
Our staircase remodel - new stairs going in
Posted on March 27th 2014
You are looking at a missing staircase and a future pantry and our awesome stair guy - all in one picture. How great is that!After the old staircase was removed, our stair guy got busy building the new staircase. Why was he so fa ...
Our staircase remodel - before and demo
Posted on March 24th 2014
Have you ever walked into a house and thought: "Wow, this is a great house, but that staircase has GOT to go!". No? Well, it has happened.
Also, I was not a fan of that half octagonal shape in the ceiling there or the beam going ...
Spaghetti squash lasagna
Posted on March 19th 2014
Here is a new dish I made with spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is perhaps the most perfect grain free pasta substitute. It has a very mild flavor and the texture is somewhat similar to wheat spaghetti.
When you first open up a ...