Projects

Changing the Shower Trim Tub Handle to Control Volume and Temperature Separately

Changing the Shower Trim Tub Handle to Control Volume and Temperature Separately

We’ve been really happy with nearly everything about our new house. But I hated the shower control. You couldn’t control the temperature and the amount of water separately. When I am taking a hot bath, I want to be able to let just a little […]

Our Walk-in Closet

Our Walk-in Closet

We adjusted the house plan to give us a huge walk-in closet. I’ve had bedrooms smaller. The builder included this ClosetMaid TotalSlide closet system. It is a shelf with a bar below to hang clothes on. It pretty much follows the plans. It looks pretty […]

Adding an Addition to a Tiny Log Cabin

Adding an Addition to a Tiny Log Cabin

About ten years ago, my friend’s parents bought a tiny log cabin and shoehorned it into her back yard. They have been living in Florida and staying in the cabin for a few weeks or so every summer. Now that they’ve decided to move to […]

Sandra’s Dressing Room Closet

Sandra’s Dressing Room Closet

When Jim married Sandra, he knew she came with stuff. So he built a closet for her. Not just a closet. Sandra’s Dressing Room Closet. Sandra spent a lot of time on Pinterest planning the closet. Together they made her dream closet a reality. First, […]

Storage Buildings Finished for Pet Grooming and Boarding

Storage Buildings Finished for Pet Grooming and Boarding

Our pet groomer has turned a couple of storage buildings into ideal space for pet grooming and boarding. The groomer building is set up as a bright clean room with a pet bath and room for doggie spa. There is extra space to keep doggies […]

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

The house came with Satin Nickel door hardware. I don’t really care for Satin Nickel. I bought reproduction glass door knobs. They did not work out. Old door knobs use a smaller hole than new door knobs. We could only use them on the closets. […]

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

The gravel at the log cabin was beginning to look sad. Cliff told me to call around and see how much gravel we need and what it is going to cost. Sounds like an easy project, but it really wasn’t. After I measured the driveway, […]

Ceiling Medallions in the Dining Room and Entry

Ceiling Medallions in the Dining Room and Entry

Cliff went ahead and put up the ceiling medallions in the entry and the dining room. The ceiling paint is done and we just wanted some progress. Instructions say to put it up with liquid nails and screws. The new polyurethane is so light weight, […]

Pet-Proof Screen for the Front Door

Pet-Proof Screen for the Front Door

Jack, our German Shepard Chow, used to stare at the door and wait patiently. Geordie, our rescue German Shepard Golden Retriever, paws on the screen and woofs to be let in. If no one lets him in immediately, he gets more and more worried and […]

Classic Design for a Low-Budget A-Frame

Classic Design for a Low-Budget A-Frame

Back in the late ’60s, the American Plywood Association put out a series of books with plans for small houses. Great Ideas for Second Homes: A Portfolio of 20 Distinguished New Designs in Plywood Paperback by American Plywood Association 1969 The book has been out […]