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DIY Kitchen Remodel – Greg is a god

Ok, so we did a little DIY remodel in our kitchen with a teensy budget last year, and it came out pretty good. But Greg, over at The Petch House blog, has a kitchen that makes my knees weak. And he did it all himself, including the design and construction of some truly gorgeous custom […]

Bits and pieces:UPDATE

Edited to add: Hallelujah, he found the ring! Third time is a charm, it seems. He didn’t even use the metal detector, just a plain old rake. Good news, since I wasn’t in the mood to scour the dirt again, in the rain, for the misplaced symbol of our eternal love and commitment. It was […]

Period Kitchens

So, though the framing hasn’t even started, my mind can’t help but wander to thoughts of our someday-kitchen. We went it to look somewhat historic, but above all it must be FUNCTIONAL. I’m sure we’ll piece out the renovation over years and years, but the brainstorming phase is my favorite so I dug up some […]

Wood countertop source

For those lucky enough to be within driving distance of an Ikea, I happened upon some purdy wood countertop there – and it seems like a decent price. They sell three different lengths, so you could mix/match or make a great butcherblock for yourself. Check it out

Why my cough will not be improving any time soon….

This is what the kitchen looked like after I sanded down a section of the ceiling patched with sheetrock compound: At least I was wearing a mask this time. And now the ceiling is smooth AND primed with two coats of Killz. Yeehaw. We’re pushing through as many projects as possible before AllState comes to […]

Elmira Antique Stoves

How cool are these? This place is in Canada, and they make reproduction stoves in both gas and electric. Here’s the company’s site: http://www.elmirastoveworks.com/