• House Projects

    Master Bathroom Refresh

    At this point, we have redone just about every room in the house, except the master bath. When we first moved in 11 years ago, we slapped down some peal and stick tile to spruce things up a bit. Age was not real kind to this quick solution, and the counter top really could stand to be replaced:

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    Small Planters

    We picked up a unused planter stand from my mother. After letting it sit unused on the side of the house for a long time, I finally got around to building some planter boxes for it. So off to Home Depot for some cheap wood: Hack and whack some: And they started to take shape: x3: And ready for use: We had hopped to get some strawberries growing in these, but weโ€™ve had dismal luck…

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    Front Yard Flower Bed

    When we purchased this house several years ago, there was zero landscaping done to it. Over the years we expanded things greatly, but had come to the realization that the front needed a little something โ€œmoreโ€. So we picked up some rocks from the farm for a border and got to work with the Supervisor Dog watching over us: With the border down, and the weed barrier in place: I stated hauling rock with the…

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    New Floors!

    This turned into one of our biggest home improvement projects to date. The carpet in the house was original and had seen better days in most of the rooms. The kitchen had been refreshed at some point in time which included new white tile with white grout. Needless to say, that never stayed looking clean for longer than a day! So after taking the Ranger on a couple of trips to our local lumber liquidators,…

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    Small Shed Build

    After years of constantly juggling with the limited space in the garage, it was well past time to give ourselves a little breathing room. Sadly, since we are in a subdivision in the city limits, there is only so much we can do for out buildings. No 40โ€™x40โ€™ pole barns, but an 8โ€™x12โ€™ shed falls just under the square footage amount required for building permits in our berg. We caught a sale at Lowes for…