I wrote this last year but the topic is so dreary that I never want to post it. However, it’s November and California is on fire again and I guess just will normally be from now on so this dreary stuff is important. We suffered the deadliest fire in our state’s history last week up … More Fire Evacuation List
We’re still living in what I call “phase 1” of our kitchen redo. Phase 1 started, and was mostly completed, soon after we moved in but some recent finishing touches have made it as good as it’s gonna get until we move on to bigger (probably not major…though I’m taking suggestions!) changes in the future.The … More Kitchen!
Easing back into projects after the holidays with this super simple upgrade to a surprisingly utilitarian piece: a Cosco step stool/chair in our kitchen. There are vintage versions of these chairs, but this model is a newer one that we got when kids were too big for high chairs but too small for regular chairs. They … More Cosco Step Stool Chair Reupholster
I was going to title this one ‘Piss Off, Nonstick Pots and Pans’, but I thought that may come off a little aggressive. Earlier this year our house made a full switch from nonstick cookware to enameled cast iron pots and pans. Ousting the nonstick has been on the to-do list for years but there always seemed to … More Switching From Nonstick Pots and Pans to Vintage Enameled Cast Iron
The cabinets in our kitchen (and bathroom too!) were an off white when we moved in and I would only settle for straight up bright white. My husband argued that it wasn’t worth the trouble, but I knew better. Painting the cabinets – though just a shade lighter and a sizable amount of work – was completely … More Painting Latex Over Oil-based Paint
Time for a million pictures of where the kitchen is at now. Check out this post and this post for more info. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done so far… Kitchen Completed Remove sheet vinyl flooring Asbestos test the linoleum floor tiles we found underneath that (we shipped samples to a company…they tested … More The Kitchen So Far
If you didn’t catch my kitchen lowdown from the other day, check it out. Our plan was to work big time on the kitchen as soon as we got the house but before moving in, so that we could have a functioning space as soon as we moved in. We made all major decisions before moving … More The Kitchen Plan
I didn’t see our house in person until we moved here. My husband flew out to see it once but, had our realtor had been comfortable with it, we would have purchased sight unseen. We had family check it out so with their approval, along with 100’s of pictures, we felt we had a good grasp … More Kitchen Lessons