Projects

Safely Displaying, Storing and Organizing Guitars

Safely Displaying, Storing and Organizing Guitars

I am trying to find a way to get all of Cliff’s guitars, amplifiers and the rest out of a big pile leaning against walls and at least a little more organized. There are a lot of posts and pages on the subject, but most […]

Fireplace Hood, Canopy or Heat Deflector

Fireplace Hood, Canopy or Heat Deflector

I’ve been looking at photos of the fireplaces in historic houses. I was trying to decide what will look best, or at least not stupid when I try to use an antique fireplace mantel with a new efficient gas heating stove. The idea is by […]

Nine Kinds of Native Azalea

Nine Kinds of Native Azalea

We decided on mountain laurel, rhododendron and azalea for all around the new house. My husband went to school with Richard Mucci. His wife raises native azalea. Cliff told me to take a look at the website: www.mountainmist-nursery.com and pick something out. About Native Azaleas […]

Adding a Sprayer to our Delta Kitchen Faucet

Adding a Sprayer to our Delta Kitchen Faucet

We added a sprayer to the kitchen faucet that came standard with our Schumacher Home. Schumacher offers a lot of options, but we decided to stick with the kitchen faucet that was included. Included Linden kitchen faucet (chrome) Single handle kitchen faucet. Spout swivels 120 […]

Swing Arm Lamps – DIY In the Wall Pin-up Kits

Swing Arm Lamps – DIY In the Wall Pin-up Kits

We finally got the swing arm lamps next to the bed. Here’s how Cliff installed them. We had to wait to put up the swing arm lamps, because we had to know exactly where the bed was going to be. We had to select and […]

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 […]