Basement Remodel Update

When I last showed you the bar area in my basement, there was hardly anything done.  The bar had been removed and had gotten a facelift with ceiling tin.  Here's where it stands now after 3 weeks.  Time crawls like a snail at Chez Abrams. Sigh. It's been studded out and readied for the electrician and drywall. Just for the record, I … [Read more...]

The Backyard Bungalow Basement Bar Makeover in Progress

I'm going to attempt to show you what's happening in my basement bar area. It's not pretty. Yet. Don't expect a lot. And yes, I used the dreaded FLASH!  The blogging no-no!  But, hey, if I didn't you wouldn't be able to see anything! It's a basement...and it's dark. This is how the basement bar area looked when we viewed the … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cabinet and Bel Monili winner

You may have thought I fell off the face of the earth...I didn't. You may have thought I ended up abducted by Jimmy Hoffa's kidnappers...nope. I've just been swirling in the drain of life's busy-ness. I have a gajillion projects going, but before I get to that, one quick order of business.  I realize I left you hanging regarding the Bel … [Read more...]

My New-To-Me Sofa

I got a new-to-me sofa yesterday.  I am so excited! Yes, those legs are filthy, but you can see the potential, right? She's so shapely, yes?!   I am smitten with all 7' of her sleekness.  Can you see the two slabs of foam in the foreground to the left?  I an planning to re-do her seating with big, long panels and not … [Read more...]

A Little Rambling, a Little Re-Freshing!

Let's see if I can get back into the swing of keeping up with blog, shall we?  I can hardly keep up with the laundry and ironing, but blogging is important, no? First of all, I want to say a HUGE "thank you" to those of you who have visited the shop and shown so much excitement and enthusiasm. You make my heart sing with hope that this just … [Read more...]