Several months ago, in oh…about May…. I had been keeping a close eye on Craigslist for a buffet or hutch for a certain spot in our dining room. It had to be a smaller sized piece so it could fit nicely without extending under our pony wall. Well I finally found one! We rented the Home Depot truck and picked it up. I should’ve … Continue reading A “New” Buffet – Getting Started
Done! Finis! (Disclaimer: Subject to future glazing if I decide to go that route. :)) In Part I, I installed the crown molding. In Part II, we sanded, primed, and painted the cabinet boxes. Somewhere in between Part II and Part III, I installed the last piece of decorative trim, and sanded, primed, and painted the doors over a couple of weekends. And … Continue reading DIY Cabinet Upgrade Part III – DONE!
Got home from my business trip last night at about 11. Then the stupid decorative thing fell off the blinds downstairs at some point in the middle of the night and made a huge racket. (Dag-nabbed decorative things! The clips that are supposed to hold those things up there DON’T WORK and I’m constantly messing with that stupid top piece because it’s always crashing … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
Someone…. has been eating my lilies! Yesterday I mentioned that my red border lilies were finally blooming. Well, I ended up with another batch of the same bulbs, which I planted in the back garden (much later than the first batch). That back-garden-batch is now coming up. And being promptly eaten. Sorry bout the fuzzy pictures. It’s really hard to get a clean shot … Continue reading Little Buggers!
In the front yard, my “red border lilies” are finally blooming! And in the backyard…. The grass is still filling in on the right side – we haven’t mowed it so it will get very tall and continue seeding the area, so it doesn’t exactly look *good* yet: The lilac is planted and now I just need to get some mulch: (Sharing its little … Continue reading A Yard in Progress
Remember this? It still looks like that for the most part 🙂 But… we did make some progress on the doors this past weekend. To be precise, they are now sanded, primed and waiting for paint. Once they are painted, I’ll reinstall them and install a final piece of decorative trim. Then I’ll have to decide whether I’m going to do a distressing … Continue reading Cabinet Update Etc.
Eastern Kansas has a built-in cheap (read: FREE) decor machine. It’s called a Hedge Tree. Or some such. It produces what looks like a green apple…. But it’s not a green apple. And it’s certainly not edible! In fact, up close it looks like a bumpy green apple with little hairs sticking out all over. We rounded up a handful of these so-called … Continue reading Cheap Decor: Hairy Green Apples