Category: Painting

A new garage light

We spent a weekend afternoon updating our garage light fixture! Click to read about our quick project.

Staining the back deck

To all my family living in the northwest, this post is in honor of your first snowstorm of the season. I’m writing about an outdoor project, just to remind you that it’s still in the mid-seventies here… We’ve… Read More

Finally! An (almost) Finished Office

It’s finished! Keep reading to see exactly what we’ve done to transform our office space- from start to finish!

A built-in bookcase

Our new office is getting very close to finished. This bookcase is my last big project. We needed a place to keep all of our (mostly my) books. So I crafted this built-in bookcase solution.  Read on to… Read More

A wall of paneling for the office

There is a new wall of paneling for our office! I spent a few days assembling a simple frame to cover one wall of the office and give the whole room a nice detailed finish. Here’s my step-by-step… Read More

A new door for the kitchen

Here are my efforts to turn the world’s ugliest breakfast nook into a slightly better in-progress nook. I’ve just finished restoring and painting the glass door and it’s made a world of difference. Read on to see my… Read More

My dresser all dressed up

Another furniture update! I’ve had this great vintage dresser for about a decade. I used it in my bedroom in college in Moscow, Idaho and in Pullman, Washington where Jeff and I lived during grad school. It was always… Read More

Creating new doors

Now about the interior doors in our entryway. They are terrible flat-faced hollow-core doors. In fact, they are the type of doors I hate the most. And they are installed throughout our entire house. Awful. So I’ve decided… Read More

Creating a wall of paneling

We’ve been working on our entryway. I’ve written about a few of my entry/dining room projects in other posts: our dining room cabinetry, painting the front door, and updating the entry interior doors. But now I’m actually getting into… Read More

Building a Buffet

Here is a project I’ve been creating off and on for a few months now. I wanted to reuse our old kitchen cabinets, so I turned a section of them into a built-in buffet in the dining room…. Read More