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...]

My Second Experience Using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

Remember this nasty dresser I showed you a few weeks back?   I transformed it into this:   I decided it needed to be stripped before it could be re-painted.  The paint was just too chippy and too far gone.  Yeah, I can't believe it either....there is such a thing as too chippy!  It was also filthy and just wouldn't clean … [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...]

My Silver Obsession

I'm writing this post from a beautiful hotel room in Coos Bay, Oregon.  Mr. Wonderful and "Fobbit" are "back on tour" and I'm along for the ride. Shortly after Mr. Wonderful and I were married, we packed up all of our belongings and moved to Eugene, Oregon.  We lived there for three years while Mr. W finished up his bachelor's degree. This … [Read more...]