Friday, June 28, 2013

Deck Part One

Focus on the columns. They look, I think too, eh... blah for the deck.

Enter in a miter saw, scrap wood, oh.. and yes, the Man.

Much better. Still need to stain/paint them.

We replaced all the old, rotten boards on this end of the deck. As you can see in the picture above, we have two posts on each end waiting for an addition. A pergola! Stay tuned..

But for now, hubs n I are going to enjoy this beautiful sunshine and go canoeing..

Fireplace Reface

The top half of our fireplace always felt like it needed something more substantial added since we moved in.
Before and After:

I found some of these old tongue and groove planks around the property we live. Thought they'd look amazing on top of the fireplace, gives it a little character.

They were dirty, full of chicken poo (part of a coop), and chocked full of rusty nails... gotta love patina:)
The ole hubs was wanting to sand and stain 'em first! 
Ha, ha, ha silly boys!

If These Chairs Were Made for Walking

They'd walk all over you!  Ha, ha....

I decided to remove the area rug from under the dining table, but by doing that I needed some way to slide the chairs in and out without scratching the wood floors.  So I asked dear ole mom to knit me some 'socks' for the chairs.

They look like they should take off walking...

Monday, June 24, 2013


Lately, here in the Northwest we have had nothing but rain.  And I am talking about heavy downpour, get out the oars kinda rain. 
But what's amazing about Summer rain around here, is the beautiful sun kissed bursts of clouds. Whoa..

Check, and Check

Back splash done... check.
Mirror installed, err..semi check.
 Had the oval mirror on hand so we hung it temporarily for now. We thought we'd leave the wall empty til we found a mirror but it felt so closed in, claustrophobic.  Would still either like to make a larger, more substantial mirror or purchase one at an amazing price.  This one will work for now...and you can't beat free!  We had a lot of extra tile left so probably will wrap the top side of the shower stall.  For now...its done..check.