New ceiling fans!

New ceiling fans!

I’m pretty excited to have new ceiling fans. The ones in this house were crazy cyclops looking fans. One I turned on and the blades came flying off and almost hit me in the face. The other hung so low I whacked my head on it half a dozen times at least, and the...
Let there be light! In the basement…

Let there be light! In the basement…

My dad installed some fluorescent lights in the basement. It was so dark and dingy down there, but now you can actually see where you are going (not that you really want to see my basement since it’s gross). But this is “Phase 2” of the project...
A Lesson in Wall Striping.

A Lesson in Wall Striping.

I really am no expert in wall striping, however, I stumbled across a blog post on be.love.create and I really liked the way their stairwell came out. I decided to give it my best try. You’d be better off following their instructions and photos as they do a GREAT...
The Kitchen: Door and Cabinet Hardware

The Kitchen: Door and Cabinet Hardware

The countertops in my kitchen are very very old. They are formica, in a mustardy yellow color. They are in decent shape but just so outdated. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t have room to replace them right now, so I’m trying to work around them. Then it...
The Roxy Room – Happy Birthday Roxy Ann!

The Roxy Room – Happy Birthday Roxy Ann!

The Roxy Room is finished! For those of you who don’t know, I have a big mixed breed lady named Roxy. She’s about 90lbs and some sort of dobie, shepherd, coonhound mix. She turns 2 in 2 days, February 6, 2012. One of my dad’s projects at the new...
2-prong to 3-prong outlets

2-prong to 3-prong outlets

Since my house was built in 1957, some of the electric isn’t exactly up-to-date. One of the biggest problems was that all of the outlets in the home only had 2 prongs. A few decades ago, this was no big deal, but now with the technology that we have, most...
Aint no party like a painting party!

Aint no party like a painting party!

Yesterday my parents helped me paint the living room and hallway. Today my friends came to help with the rest of the house! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! What a great time we had. It was so much fun, and the place looks great!! Here are my color choices: BM Anjou Pear AF-425...
Bye, Bye Scary Service Wire

Bye, Bye Scary Service Wire

My super handy electrician / solar friend Shawn offered to help me with some updates to the house. I actually consulted with him before I bought the house.  A good tip is to take photos of everything. Of course the listing photos are going to be nice, but when you get...
I am officially a homeowner!

I am officially a homeowner!

Today was the big day!!! The closing of my house. January 21, 2012. 1-21-12. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this date I wrote it down so many times. The house is officially mine. I have the keys!!! My dad took me out for lunch after the closing, and...