The project errors with our small bath remodel and how I solved them.

Initial Work Plan The Good We decided to remodel our guest bathroom. It is a small room measuring ten by five feet. It was original to the condo and needed a refresh. We remodeled the ensuite bathroom a couple of years ago after repainting the entire upper level and upgrading the kitchen and sitting rooms....

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How to add art to a wall with slanted or uneven ceilings

My condo roofline is deeply pitched to allow for a central cathedral ceiling. It was built in the 1980s when the great room-open plan interior thrived. From the front door, you enter a large open rectangular room with a high A -shape-pitched ceiling. The foyer is at one end of the great room with a...

thinking Christmas decor

I have always scorned starting Christmas decorations early, i.e., before Thanksgiving. I realize I was wrong about that. In the past, I thought about looking for inspiration after Thanksgiving and found that if I needed to buy anything for the decor plan. I never got in it on time, or it was out of stock...

common problems with refrigerators

When I upgraded the kitchen about four years ago, I got all-new stainless steel appliances to replace the dated gold set. I purchased a bundle of three- a dishwasher, stove & refrigerator. Appliance stores commonly offer the bundle as a unique pricing gimmick. It is typically cheaper than buying separate appliances. I now believe that...

My Bird Feeder/ Fox Squirrel

Today I added some more sunflower bits to the bird feeder on the deck. Yesterday I got a bunch of birds- a lot more than in the past few weeks. Perhaps the cooler weather may have bought them out. There was a woodpecker, the usual finches- house, red, and yellow. A few chickadees and a...

A Tour of the Foyer – Antiques

I have always loved and collected antiques. You will likely find at least one antique in every room. In my current home, I mix my passion for antiques with a love of European country decor to achieve what I hope is a warm, comfortable style. It is definitely not a minimalistic style, and I realize...

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