That’s not what I expected, but we interior design by whim – and you must admit that “whimsical” is an applicable, if not exclusive, adjective. To begin at the beginning, the laundry room is not accessible from inside – neither from upstairs nor downstairs. Going outside to do laundry is inconvenient. The “I’m not doingContinue reading “Penultimate Remodeling Task”
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A Simple Internet Trick
I haven’t posted for a while and I’ve been meaning to dig this out, so two birds, one stone: The BEST internet trick for keeping your stove clean: It’s hard to believe, but the same trick works for anything!
Is He Still a “Local Artist”?
Now that we are (finally) moving in, art is being hung. That print is one of my favorites. The picture was taken by a friend. When I saw it on Facebook, I jokingly asked, “can I get an eight-foot wide print?” Turns out, the answer was “yes”. This is it in the Denver living roomContinue reading “Is He Still a “Local Artist”?”
The cats are not allowed on the counters. They know this. So, they wait until we go to bed before traipsing about the countertops. I’m pretty sure they are not aware that they leave evidence. This is not without precedent. The problem – that being the paw prints on the countertop, not the cats onContinue reading “Unexpectedly!”
I was a bit worried about my sizing skills (Lysenkoism is a lie – sizing is most definitely not in the Sizer blood), but while there are some uneven wall impressions showing through, I think it turned out just fine. We wanted to do something fun and in keeping with the “farm” theme we’re tryingContinue reading “Office Mural”
So close! The range hood is not vented, the above-the-sink light is not installed, and I want one strip of under-cabinet LED lights (behind me in this picture), but other than that, the kitchen is done! Update: In case you haven’t been following along, here’s a before picture of the same space, albeit from aContinue reading “Backsplash”
Now that there is trim and carpeting, I could open Christmas presents! The Laird was right: One can barely notice the leopard print carpeting. It does make me feel young. I’ve bought many appliances, but this is the first time I’ve bought carpeting; I must be a young ‘un. The unwrapping is always fun. I’llContinue reading “Christmas Presents!”
Let There Be Carpet!
Only the bathroom floor is still unfinished. I don’t seem to have taken “before” pictures of the bedrooms, but here are the “after” pictures. The office to be: The white/unpainted spot is because there will be a wallpaper mural there. I need to size the wall. That should have been done before the floor, butContinue reading “Let There Be Carpet!”
Italian Coffee – it’s different
That’s the new coffee maker. I hadn’t noticed how reflective it is; auto-focus is finding it overly reflective, too. smeg is an Italian brand (that doesn’t want its abbreviation capitalized, from what I can tell). The Bosch never worked and – after months waiting – they finally decided it was the seller’s fault, who gaveContinue reading “Italian Coffee – it’s different”
Last night, we ate upstairs for the first time because the grill ran out of gas and we decided to broil the steak in the little new oven, which worked great – and I baked bread in it, today, which worked OK. Not the point of this post. There was no cutlery upstairs. I decidedContinue reading “Leftovers”