Projects

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 […]

Replacing Deteriorating Log Cabin Porch Supports

Replacing Deteriorating Log Cabin Porch Supports

Meanwhile back at the cabin. Some of the supports to the front porch of the log cabin were deteriorating. Cliff had put in additional supports, just to be safe, since we often have 20 or more people over for barbecues. My brother came over to […]

Glass Door Knobs

Glass Door Knobs

The new house comes with satin nickel door knobs. I’m not a fan. They have some very nice options you can choose instead, but I really love the rose gold door knobs on the log cabin. I decided I would move the satin nickel ones […]

New Island Pendant for the Log Cabin

New Island Pendant for the Log Cabin

This is the island pendant we picked out for the log cabin. I love the look! The right lighting makes all the difference. We put copper light switch and outlet covers everywhere and the cabin. The door knobs are all rose gold. This is perfect […]

New Chandelier for the Cabin

New Chandelier for the Cabin

We picked out a new chandelier for the log cabin. I want to take the crystal chandelier to the new house. And anyone who wants a log cabin probably does not want a crystal chandelier. I have been told since I moved in here that […]

Cabinet Knobs

Cabinet Knobs

I was not in love with any of the hardware for the cabinets. Schumacher gave us a credit. It took me months, possibly years, last time to pick out cabinet hardware that I liked. Actually I liked a lot of things, but I get it […]

Neighbor’s Small House

Neighbor’s Small House

The original house on the property is being fixed up to sell. Dorothy has really made some improvements! Here are some of the changes. She updated the kitchen with granite stone counter tops and stainless appliances. She made a good choice with the back splash. […]

Finding My Mora Clock

Finding My Mora Clock

Do you want a Swedish Grandfather clock? Don’t think Ikea. Mora clocks are very different. Not at all Modern. Swedish clocks are just beautiful. I just received the Mora Clock I ordered from Nordic Style London, nordistyl-0 on eBay and I really could not be […]