Rural livingâ€”especially in a century farmhouseâ€”has its fair share of challenges. Make sure you know what youâ€™re getting into before making the purchase.
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 jobsâ€”and once tiles are installed, theyâ€™re not going anywhere anytime soon.
Itâ€™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.
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.
With insulation in place, itâ€™s finally time to make our house feel more like a homeâ€”and I canâ€™t think of any better way to do that (at least at this point in the project) than to hang some drywall!
Arrrggghhh! Iâ€™ve been waiting for a chance to use some pirate-ease on this blog. Because I canâ€™t wait until Talk Like a Pirate Day, which only comes around once a year, I figured Iâ€™d jump at the chance now. I know, I know â€¦ youâ€™re still scratching your head. Wait for it.
I’ve already mentioned that as weâ€™re revamping our farmhouse, weâ€™re doing our best to salvage and reuse materials, such as wall studs, baseboards and doors, from the original structure whenever possible.