Basement Remodel Update

Drywall progress

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

Bar with ceiling tin

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

Eastlake dresser finished 3

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 … [Read more...]

My New-To-Me Sofa

couch leg

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

Fireplace mantel 2

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...]