Home Renovation

Cutting, painting, and hanging custom, open kitchen shelves and hanging a vent hood.


Before & after pictures for each room of the house.


Framed In
Framing a builder-grade mirror.


Inch by Inch
Our condo's floorplan.
 


Rearranging
Working on our floor plan.


Hello Homeownership!
We finally get the keys to our condo!
 


Brassy to Brushed
Switching out dated brass door handles for nickel ones.


Electrified
Replacing and rewiring light switches.


Boom Go the Cabinets
Removing our kitchen cabinets.


Remodeling the rent house kitchen with new quartz counters and a mosaic tile backsplash.
 


Removing old and installing new toilets (yuck!)


Quick Fixes
House maintenance: recaulking the tub, insulating the attic, rehanging the shower rod, replacing the AC filter, the fridge's water filter, the vent hood's filter, the door stoppers, and the smoke detector batteries.


So Fresh and So Clean
Power washing our entryway, driveway, and back patio.


Decisions Decisions
Choosing tile, reupholstery fabric, and carpet.


Drippity Drip
Replacing our kitchen and bathroom faucets.


Renewing a secondhand workbench.


Looking at more than one room at a time to get a little perspective on our floorplan.


Repainting a $5 garage sale mirror for the half bath.


Removing our kitchen backsplash.


Replacing our bathroom light fixtures.


Installing a stair runner to make the steps easier for Sweet Olive to navigate


Neutralizing the Candy Corn
Replacing our kitchen's candy corn-esque pendant light.


Chipping Away
Kitchen, bathroom, and entryway tile demo.


Kitchen Tweaks
Installing under-shelf lights, re-caulking the kitchen sink, hanging coffee mug hooks under the kitchen shelves, and using grout caulk to fill in backsplash gaps.


Laid Out
Laying new kitchen, bathroom, and entryway tile.


Hanging a new light fixture in our dining room.


Pocketed
Converting our bathroom door into a pocket door.


Very Handy Indeed
My handyman moves our dining room light fixture, removes our two-story high entryway light fixture so I can repaint it, reinstalled drywall where our kitchen backsplash will go, added a third light switch to operate the under-shelf lights, added two light fixtures in the garage for extra lighting, and installed custom shelving in the garage for storage.


A Fresh Coat
Painting the walls, trim, and cabinets in our house.



Rehanging our old kitchen cabinets in the garage for added storage and refinishing an old stool.


On a Roll
The painting is finished!



Spicket is Not a Word
Replacing and fixing our exterior water spigots.


Oh So Soft
Installing new carpet.


Silver Lining
Spray painting a brass light fixture nickel.


Labeling our circuit breaker and organizing all of my tools.


Installing our backsplash.


Four Months Later
Before and after pictures of each room in our house.


Shelftastic
Planning for our open kitchen shelves.


Hanging up my recipe art and assembling our patio furniture.


Welcome! 
Welcome to the blog! Info about me, John, and our buying process, as well as my plans for the condo.

Freshening up our antique buffet.


Refinishing brass knobs to look like nickel.


Taming the wild plants in our back yard and trying to not kill them in the process!


A tour of the rental property my dad and I own, circa 2011 when we bought it.
  


Color Me Pretty
Choosing our paint colors.

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