Ding Dong

Doorbells are boring. I re-wrote this post several times trying to insert some creativity or humor, but no dice. So, don’t say you weren’t warned. We upgraded our hardwired doorbell for this SadoTech CXR Wireless Doorbell from Amazon. Of course this was going to leave a hole in our wonderful new hallway. As you can see we…

90% Update

Remember when I lamented on how the last 10% of a project is the hardest back in November 2014? That was easily over a year ago now and I thought I’d strengthen my argument by sharing how few of those items we’ve completed. Basement: Black cabinet piece on top cabinets Basement: Decor Done, as of…

Basement Art

In addition to the gallery wall of beer signs, I finally did some decorating in the basement! I’ve been a longtime follower of the Jenna Sue Design Blog and knew I wanted to incorporate her prints. So when Nolan asked for Christmas ideas I jumped at the opportunity to score some Minnesota city maps. I…

New Washer!

We bought a new washer the weekend before last and it was delivered and installed last Friday! It’s a Samsung Top Loader. We have a subscription to Consumer Reports and read several reviews. The Samsung washers had a good rating and this one was within our price range. We purchased it from Warners’ Stellian. Our…

90%

Why is it that the last 10% of a project is the hardest? We’ve done a ton of work downstairs and yet there is still some work left that we just can’t manage to complete. Black cabinet piece on top cabinets Decor (I thought I had the space decorated before we took the wallpaper down! )…

Valences

Want some SUPER cheap and easy valences?? We followed these instructions from C.R.A.F.T. After contemplating several different fabrics I went with boring black. Nolan and I couldn’t agree on anything and the patterns that I liked seemed to clash with the white trim plus I was afraid of keeping the pattern straight. The hardest part of…