I finally pulled out the tired green wall-to-wall carpet in my living room and revealed ... a lovely warm toned and dense grained hardwood floor underneath. I'm so happy I can't stop rubbing my hands together in glee.
One of the most fun (and easy) things I did to the house last year was painting the front door. Here's how I exactly matched the mailbox.
Insulated blinds are one of my favorite micro updates. Additionally you win privacy, controls over your daylight and a stylish update to your aesthetics. Win. Win. Win.
While the "unfinished" side of the basement isn't high on my to-do list of spaces to make glorious, I did take a break last week to give it a good scrub and a fresh coat of paint.
This is a change I made to the house almost immediately but forgot to blog. There have been a lot of existing conditions here that I've decided to just live with "for now" because I knew I'd fix them later but the bathroom window just could't wait. Due to the vagaries of lot lines and … Continue reading Micro Update: Instant Bathroom Window Privacy
When I painted last fall, I stripped off the mailbox, lights and house numbers. I've got the new box and lights in place but was having a hard time deciding on the right kind of numbers. The commercial options were either blah, or a little pricy for my budget. Here's how I split the difference … Continue reading Micro Update: DIY Frosted Glass House Numbers
I removed the original lights, house numbers and mailbox when during the painting process and could never bring myself to put them back on the house. I went through several weeks where the poor postman had to deliver to a the old box propped on the stoop. It was time to hit the internet. I … Continue reading Micro Update: High/Low Mailbox and Entry Lights