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Groutless Shower Remodel Part Two

A few days ago, I posted about the demolition of my old master bath shower. HERE My old shower grouting failed, and I wanted to avoid grout in the new shower, so I opted for a cultured marble shower. I used Hartville Hardware Remodel as my contractor for the remodel and I a pleased with

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My Shower Remodel to a Groutless System

We always had a walk-in shower.  Last year when we remodeled the house, I decided to let the shower go until a later time because we had done so much on the upper level already.  So the only change in the master bath was new granite countertops, set-in sinks, and a commode. However, the gods

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Our New Online Webstore

Even though we kept ourselves busy traveling back and forth to Ireland, John and I still looked for creative things to do. John had been a full-time woodworker and I played around with antiques and crafts. To continue with our hobbies, we decided to sell antiques and handmade furniture. When John and I were first

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Ever Wonder if You’re Going Crazy?

This post will be a bit unusual compared to the regular posts I write. But, I wanted to share this past week’s odd moments with you. As you know, I live in a country suburb in Ohio. Right now we have a condo in a small homeowners association. Having the maintenance outsourced makes traveling back

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Vintage Sewing Machines Who Wants?

I am not a seamstress. All my clothing gets sent out for alteration.  I do have a modern sewing machine because I wanted to be able to hem my pants and skirts.  I am a short person, you know vertically challenged? I also wanted to use the machine for crafts but have never been able

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New Wax Salve

A Review of Wise Owl Wax Salve John and I have been painting furniture for a good eight years now. In those eight years, we have used a multitude of products and settled into a few favorites. Lately, I’ve noticed an increase in a variety of products on the market for furniture detailing. New paints

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Dog Sitting my Grand-Dog

My son and his family have been vacationing in South Carolina- an area about an hour north of Myrtle Beach somewhere around Cherry Grove.  Every time they go on vacation, I have watched their dog, Indiana.   My boys grew up with pets.  I wasn’t allowed to have a pet growing up, so as soon as

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I find I love a more naturalist form than a heavily designed produced form in many things.  If you come to the house you can easily see I am not a minimalist at all. I love all my bits and pieces and I do tend to fill a room with “stuff” that has meaning for

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How To Use Mirrors In Decor

I spent most of my winter in Ohio redecorating the inside of the house.  It was too cold for me to be outside and I am unsure of driving in the snow after spending so many winters in Ireland. If you remember, I had to return from Ireland to get my leaking shower redone after

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John’s New Venture – Wood Boxes

Hello everyone.  Today I am going to do something a little different.  I want to take this opportunity to announce a new product line for Wood’N’Whimsey. WOOD BY JC. John is in the midst of developing his own line of solid wood boxes.  The boxes are traditional in appearance and traditionally handcrafted using tried and

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