• Lakehouse Renovation

    Complete Kitchen Renovation on a Tiny Budget

    Yesterday I blogged about the overall cabin renovation, but today I thought I would go into the details for the kitchen.  As I mentioned before, the cabin sustained water damage throughout, which prompted the renovation. One thing led to another....We started this project by removing all the old musty carpet throughout. Then we completely gutted the kitchen area, being careful to save all the cabinetry, because we planned to reuse/repurpose all that was possible for the new cabinets. Then we painted and added laminant flooring. I had to do a lot of patch work on the rough walls. We opted to just try and fill in the cracks because we…

  • DIY

    “How to Guide” for building modern industrial shelves

    I’ve noticed the industrial modern shelves in many of our local restaurants and I think it’s so cool.  I wanted to give it a try even though my house is far from what you would call modern or industrial.  Our office has limited space and pretty much two of everything, including two printers.  So we decided on office shelves, which gave us the ability to customize the needed height of shelves (for the printers) and flexibility (lightswitch access/cords hidden/etc.).  Even though this wasn’t quite as budget friendly as most of my projects (coming in right at $250), it’s one of my favorites. Deciding on materials: There’s three options for your…