Category: This Old House

Where to begin?

With a picture of my bathroom vanity! It’s been too long and all you really want to see are pictures right? Mirror and non-placeholder sconces coming soon. I think I’ve finally pulled the last effing screw/nail/tack/pin out of the trim. But I probably just jinxed myself and will find at least one more. The previous Read More

It’s pretty but it’s getting in the way.

It feels like things have come to a screeching halt. Week before last I rushed around buying tile only to have the tile guys not show up for two days. Then last week, they were pulled a day to go to another job. So my shower has been very slow going. Granted, they are also Read More

New Year, New Post

This post is dedicated to my sweet friend Lauren. Please don’t mail me a box of poop.   This isn’t going to be one of those gushy, new year, new resolutions, or end of year recap, so much to be thankful for, posts.  I’ve tons to be thankful for and you’re reading about a lot Read More

The Great Debate

The windows were one of the first items/topics that I began researching when I decided to undertake this project. The cost to replace them was factored into my budget as a given. But I wasn’t so sure. However, I thought better to have the money there if I decided to go through with it than Read More

Does one really need walls?

I thought by not doing too much to modify the existing floor plan most of the walls would be left intact. A closet here, a closet there but then there were NO WALLS! We are starting (mostly) fresh. Remember again, that I thought I was going to tackle this myself? LOLOLOLOL! As someone who cares Read More

Creating Rubble: Filling a Dumpster

We are cruising right along and the framing is starting to take shape for the floor plan changes. But before I show you that, check out all the demo! I thought I was going to do this myself. Ha! Maybe if I had a crew and it was my full time job. These guys are Read More


After being told, “I’m going to send some guys over to do some assessing” imagine my surprise when I walked into this: No cabinets over the window! What the what?!? The future hall bath and bedroom closet torn to shreds. A little bit more than assessing…. It was barely noon! They hadn’t tackled the bathroom Read More

A Project in the Projects

A Project in the Projects – that was a possible blog name that my brother jokingly recommended when I told him about the house I found and the rehab project I wanted to undertake. Funny, somewhat accurate, but not how I wanted to label my new home. I have been hunting houses since I moved Read More