It has been three years since we purcashed this lovely house, and three years since our last home appraisal. In those three years, we have changed so much, that I start to look track of what the house looked like when we bought it. I actually went and pulled up the last appraisal with pictures … More The House Appraisal – Will our value go up?
Sometimes, a window just needs a shutter. We live in a big white house with a big white garage. We needed something to break all that white up! As you know, I would rather build something out of leftovers or materials kicking around then spend hundreds of dollars. In this case, I would rather have … More DIY Shutters
Let me start off by telling you this project is not for the faint of heart! If you have any level of OCD, do not try this! It will drive you mad! It will never be perfect and you can seriously spend hours and hours trying. What it will do is save you hundreds of … More Making a runner out of a remnant carpet
I researched this over and over. Everyone said that if you need a very tough finish to use polyurathane. We have three dogs, like to have parties and I cannot for anything get my husband to take his shoes off. I think we are a prime candidate to use polyurathane! But looking at pictures, it … More DIY Floor Refinishing – Day Five (Choosing a Finish)
Ok, so removing the wax and sanding out the floors was an interesting process, but it all came down to the moment of truth….staining the floor. This could go wrong on so many levels. We were going a dark walnut and after reading about how it could become blotchy, we were scared. All this work … More DIY Floor Refinishing – Day Four (Staining)
If you read the post before this one, you learned that square buffer sanders suck! We was a waste of time and money. Our only option left was to rent a drum sander. Now if you have read up on drum sanders, you will learn that they can make big marked in your floors if … More DIY Floor Refinishing – Day Three (Drum Sander)
After removing all of the wax from the floors (See this link for more information), we were ready to sand out the previous stain and level the hardwood which has been sitting under a carpet for 40 years. We went to the local hardware store and rented a square buffer sander. Let me give you … More DIY Floor Refinishing – Day Two (Square Buffer Sander)