Several years ago, my husband and I were heading over to the cities. We live in NW Wisconsin, just about 20 or 30 miles East of St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN, and for those of you not from around here, they’re known as ‘the twin cities’… but locals shorten that to ‘the cities’.
So back to my story…
We were heading west, and driving through one of the suburbs we spotted an ‘estate sale’ sign. Those are the best sales and even though we were a day late from the opener, there still were a few treasures, and I think we got the best treasure of all… click here to read the rest of the story…
This is something I’ve been so excited to share with you… this is only one part of the kitchen that belongs to the young couple that just restored their antique craftsman bungalow style house this winter.
Of all the rooms in this house when they bought it, the kitchen was for sure the worse. It had unfortunately been re-done in the 1980’s and had the lack of character and details to prove it… well that is except for a few really questionable things, like this for instance:
This set of very shallow cabinets with lights, and glass doors. We can’t figure out what the previous owners would have stored in them… they’re only about 4” deep… perfect for a soup can, but that’s a lot of soup cans, and would you really want them on display like that? Honestly, to me it sort of looked like something in a doctor’s office. Whatever its intended use was, it wasn’t working so well for our couple.
I will do more posts to show the whole kitchen later, but today I’m going to show you the amazing transformation they did to this display cabinet. click here to read the rest of the story
Here’s a super simple tute on hanging a wall mounted lamp on a sheetrock wall.
First, let’s start with the dark corner:
Here is a dark corner in the family room at ‘Our House’ with a sad little lamp sitting in the chair just waiting to be used to it’s full potential. I have been busy actually doing tons and tons of changes to the family room and I’m still in the midst of the projects, but let’s get this swing arm lamp up on the wall so it can feel better about life.
So here is the simple cleverness tute. click here to read the rest of the story…