Projects Archive

  • Meow baby – we’re talking about cat-5 – or category 5 twisted-pair cables for the uninformed.  Due to a happy mistake by our awesome electrician, we have an extra set of data cables in our […]

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    Meow baby – we’re talking about cat-5 – or category 5 twisted-pair cables for the uninformed.  Due to a happy mistake by our awesome electrician, we have an extra set of data cables in our […]

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  • We’ve been enjoying Mary’s grandmother’s dining set for the past few months, but the fabric on the seat cushions needed a little bit of updating.  So we put a bird on it and reupholstered them.  It’s […]

    Put a bird on it

    We’ve been enjoying Mary’s grandmother’s dining set for the past few months, but the fabric on the seat cushions needed a little bit of updating.  So we put a bird on it and reupholstered them.  It’s […]

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  • St. Peter don’t you call me… ’cause I can’t go… I owe my soul to the company store. In this picture the driveway kind of looks pretty nice, but the fall has a way of […]

    You load 16 10 tons… and what do you get?

    St. Peter don’t you call me… ’cause I can’t go… I owe my soul to the company store. In this picture the driveway kind of looks pretty nice, but the fall has a way of […]

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  • It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY we have all the parts to turn our clawfoot tub into a shower.  Every plumber I talked to… every plumbing supply place I went too… every ‘expert’ […]

    Better to shower the people you love with… water

    It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY we have all the parts to turn our clawfoot tub into a shower.  Every plumber I talked to… every plumbing supply place I went too… every ‘expert’ […]

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  • Let’s hang cabinets!  There’s a real for storage in our mud/craft room next to our kitchen. To solve that little puzzle without spending a whole lot of money, we went with a pair of 24″ […]

    I’ve been hanging around this town…

    Let’s hang cabinets!  There’s a real for storage in our mud/craft room next to our kitchen. To solve that little puzzle without spending a whole lot of money, we went with a pair of 24″ […]

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  •   Apparently our porch is made out of mahogany.  Who knew?  Somebody painted it brown and let big chunks of it rot away… and patched some (but not all) of those chunks with the softest […]

    …and my porch smells of rich mahogany

      Apparently our porch is made out of mahogany.  Who knew?  Somebody painted it brown and let big chunks of it rot away… and patched some (but not all) of those chunks with the softest […]

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  •   Before we got here, our bathroom had this great floral wallpaper.  We’re not exactly sure how old it is… it’s not completely original to the house, since there at one point was a big […]

    Full circle

      Before we got here, our bathroom had this great floral wallpaper.  We’re not exactly sure how old it is… it’s not completely original to the house, since there at one point was a big […]

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  • Apparently we don’t have all of the parts for our shower after all.  I need these “swing arms” the ones from our old faucet are threaded differently… grrr.  More to come.

    Swing arms?

    Apparently we don’t have all of the parts for our shower after all.  I need these “swing arms” the ones from our old faucet are threaded differently… grrr.  More to come.

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  • While putting up our new blinds in the living room I got something in my eye.  Not cool.  But do you know what is cool?  The custom blinds we got from justblinds.com!  Not crazy expensive […]

    Blinded by the blinds

    While putting up our new blinds in the living room I got something in my eye.  Not cool.  But do you know what is cool?  The custom blinds we got from justblinds.com!  Not crazy expensive […]

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  • Last week we installed some really cool (and inexpensive – woot!) bamboo woven roman shades in the dining room.  As you can see – the stupid mounting brackets are not quite up to our standards, unnecessarily […]

    Unfailing the blind flailing

    Last week we installed some really cool (and inexpensive – woot!) bamboo woven roman shades in the dining room.  As you can see – the stupid mounting brackets are not quite up to our standards, unnecessarily […]

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