Showered with Tile

Last week, I mentioned coordinating my kitchen backsplash tiles with our shower tiles. Subway tiles (without the beveled edges and whistles) are an economical and timeless choice for tile jobs—and once tiles are installed, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

Merry Christmas from Our Farmhouse

It’s the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse, when all of sudden came a clicking clatter, as I pulled out the laptop and typed up this letter.

I Think I Can

When it came time to start painting the interior of the house, I thought I had the project well in hand, patting myself on the back for planning it so that paint would go up prior to any flooring, fixture or cabinet installations.

Getting the Hang of It

With insulation in place, it’s finally time to make our house feel more like a home—and I can’t think of any better way to do that (at least at this point in the project) than to hang some drywall!

Avast! Insulation is Complete!

Arrrggghhh! I’ve been waiting for a chance to use some pirate-ease on this blog. Because I can’t wait until Talk Like a Pirate Day, which only comes around once a year, I figured I’d jump at the chance now. I know, I know … you’re still scratching your head. Wait for it.

Take Cover

One of the biggest challenges in home renovations—and building in general—is the weather.

Salvaging House Materials

I’ve already mentioned that as we’re revamping our farmhouse, we’re doing our best to salvage and reuse materials, such as wall studs, baseboards and doors, from the original structure whenever possible.

An Eye on Value

Do you remember when I made mention of a “future” upstairs. Well, it’s no longer a phase to be completed at our leisure.

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