Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Trying out Potato Towers

With a new, larger backyard I did some investigating over the winter into what I could do with all of my space. Several weeks ago we had a fence installed for Washington and since then I've been planning all sorts of things with the yard. Today I accomplished one: three potato towers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

More Destruction Phase

Like I said previously, we had planned on leaving the paneling on the walls. But we needed to clean up the corners around the room to properly install the future crown molding and paint the ceiling. As my dad and I were doing this clean up, we realized there were several layers of wallpaper behind the paneling.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Living Room - Destruction Phase

During our honeymoon in 2010, part of the drop ceiling fell. We've known since then that the drop ceiling either needed to be replaced or removed. So, that was on our list. What we didn't realize was that the paneling on the walls stopped at the drop ceiling and did not extend to the actual ceiling. So, we needed a plan. Our plan was to paint the paneling, install crown molding, and paint the ceiling.

Monday, November 7, 2016

La piece de la resistance

The living room. It's where we LIVE, right? It's where we spend time when we're not in the kitchen or sleeping or working. It's where the TV is, where the dog waits for us to get home, where family gathers, where spies plant bugs in remote controls. Ok, maybe not that last one. I've been watching too much Burn Notice. First, we attacked the floor.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Dining Room, Part 2

After much patching, we painted. I also pulled out the ugly brown carpet and installed vinyl flooring. If I was ever asked "Chelsea, what kind of flooring do you recommend for a DIY install?" My answer would be: vinyl.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Dining Room

Our dining room had such ugly wallpaper, like the rest of the house, and ugly carpeting, and popcorn ceilings. It was such a mess. But, now it's beautiful.