Remodeling

  • Remodeling

    Kite Flying and Remodel Reminiscing

    We took a day off from working and taught our granddaughter how to fly a kite. She’s 2, and smart as heck, and she caught on quickly! Then back to mowing, weed-eating, daily chores, and remembering the changes we made…

  • Remodeling

    Remodeling Begins…

    As soon as we moved into our new home, the remodeling began. No time to waste since we had a grand baby on the way. The owner/builder worked for a commercial contractor, so the ‘bones’ of the house are over-built…

  • Life on a Mini Farm,  Remodeling

    Chicken Coop

    The first building on the property to be repaired and painted was the chicken coop. Gotta keep those chickens happy! We used one of the run-down loafing sheds to make the coop. Previous owners left a pile of scrap wood…

  • Life on a Mini Farm,  Remodeling,  Repurposing

    Making Laundry Fun*

    Most of our home is western/rustic, but I wanted to make the room where we spend a LOT of time (sigh…), the laundry room, bright, cheery and a little bit whimsical. When we moved in, the room had a built-in…

  • Remodeling,  Repurposing

    Ode to a Window Seat

    Wanted since a wee girl, Our houses never had A window seat for reading Or staring at the land. Until one day at ReStore, A cabinet she did spy, The ‘perfect’ length and depth To make one by and by.…

  • In the Kitchen,  Remodeling

    Cooking Up a Kitchen

    The first project on our new home, the biggest one we tackled inside, was getting our kitchen up and running. First thing, we removed the tile countertops and backsplash, old stove, all of the cabinet doors, and one of the…

  • Remodeling

    What Have We Done?

    When we purchased our home, we knew it had a lot of problems. A LOT of problems! The home inspection report listed many of them, but we discovered more on our own when we moved in: Leaks under every sink,…

  • Remodeling

    Where it all began…

    Our home started out as a 2-bedroom cabin, the only house in the area. After the 49-er fire blew through in 1988 (the house was spared), the man who owned it sold to a developer. The developer added on to…