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 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...]

Use What You Have to Make Something Fabulous!

Since Mr. Wonderful and I started married life out broke as a joke (but weren't laughing), we had to learn to improvise to make things work. Want to see an early example of that? You do? Great!  I was gonna show it to you, anyway!   Ta da!  One day back in 1984, while I was napping, Mr. Wonderful unpacked several boxes in … [Read more...]