Project: Rhododendron Porch Railing

Project: Rhododendron Porch Railing

When I first bought the log cabin, the porch only had a top rail. I like the look of natural branch railings. Ivy, rhododendron, azalea or mountain laurel is used in place of balusters between the top and bottom rails to create an organic porch 

Project: Refinishing Hardwood Floor

Project: Refinishing Hardwood Floor

When I bought the log cabin, it had sculptured white carpeting. I had files of photos torn out of magazines. I looked through those and did a lot of research. I wanted solid flooring. Not a veneer or a synthetic. Flooring Choices: Species: What kind 

Project: Kudzu to Apple Trees

Project: Kudzu to Apple Trees

When I bought the log cabin, the yard was completely full of thorns and kudzu. The first year, I started clearing it myself. It grew faster than I could cut it. I was covered in cuts and scratches. And it still looked as bad as 

Planning the Kitchen

Planning the Kitchen

There are lots of options, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. You need a sink, a stove and a refrigerator. You most likely want a dishwasher and a microwave. You need some storage and some workspace. You need room to walk. I really prefer 

Project: Replacing the Trim Before & After

Project: Replacing the Trim Before & After

When I bought the cabin, it had clam shell trim on all the windows and doors. Replacing it all was not a big project. And what a difference it made! I measured, counted and bought wood. I pre-stained it all and pulled off the old 

Project: Building a King Sized Bed

Project: Building a King Sized Bed

I found a bed that I just loved. Except it was a Full and we needed a King. I had looked for a long time and I couldn’t find a King-sized bed I liked. Or just didn’t hate. I negotiated with Warren Morris of Mesa 

Project: Kitchen Before & After

Project: Kitchen Before & After

This is what my kitchen looked like when I bought the house. To begin with, I decided to repair these cabinets. That pantry was just a big box, like a closet. It was jammed right up against the window. The corner between the little cabinet