Hallway (Part 4: Finishing Touches)

This weekend we finally finished the hallway project! 🙂 Before it had wallpaper, dark trim, dark doors and popcorn ceiling. Now it has board and batten, white trim, white doors, an upgraded light fixture and *painted popcorn ceiling.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to tackle it after my SoulCycle class on Friday night, but Saturday…

Hallway (Part 3: Installing the Hardware)

The hallway saga continues, see Part 1 and Part 2. We used this door lock install kit and this strike and latch template. The first one was a little scary. The strike plate needs to match exactly and the latch hole needs to be perfectly centered, even though the doors aren’t that thick. Remember how all the…

Hallway (Part 2: Board and Batten)

Technically this project should be named ‘walls and battens’ because we didn’t install the boards. And if it wasn’t for Jeff letting us borrow a ton of tools it would just be ‘walls’. See Hallway Part 1 here. Here’s how it all went down. I fell in love with the board and batten look and added it…

Hallway (Part 1: Getting the doors to fit)

The entire hallway project is the biggest, most advanced DIY project we’ve undertaken, and rightfully so, the one we are most proud of.  We aren’t 100% done with it yet (when am I ever?), but there were a few time-consuming snags so I need to divide the doors and the board and batten into several posts. Here…

Hallway Light

The board and batten and doors in the hallway are coming along. Per the usual, the two projects are taking way longer than they should- more on that later. Here is another before picture of the hallway, after I hung Sophie’s portrait but before I took off the wallpaper. The light fixture is ok, but since…

More wallpaper down

In between coats of paint on the trim I was afraid if I sat down I wouldn’t get back up again. I’m like an old man. Ok, not really, but I do have runner’s knee. So, instead of sitting down I started ripping wallpaper down in the entry. Other than hanging a coat rack and…

While we’re at it

Remember that time I wanted to remove the wallpaper downstairs and the infamous phrase “While we’re at it” turned it into a complete basement remodel with heated tile floors and a bar with a beer tap? Or last year when I decided to paint the bathroom, when my company had its holiday shut down, which turned into painted floors, new…

Another List

Now that volleyball is over, cabin-season is winding down, and I can be fueled by PSLs, I feel motivated to tackle a bunch of inside projects!  Here are just a few I’ve been thinking a lot about: Blog about kitchen/dining/hallway wallpaper removal. Install bathroom door knob. Install crown molding in front bedroom and office, maybe…

Days Off

Like any other normal person I decided to paint my bathroom on my day off. Sounds easy, right? Wrong.   -Remove the towel and TP holder. -Remove light fixture and mirror. -Patch holes including those mentioned above. -Wait an hour. -Sand patches. -Re-apply spackle. -Wait an hour. -Sand patches again. -Wash down all walls from…

McList Update!

Time for a McList update! The last update was from about 6 months ago, since then we’ve done a lot, and I’ve added a lot to the list of to-dos! I mixed in some pictures to make it a tiny bit more interesting. Master Bedroom More here, here and here. DONE: Remove wallpaper & prep for…