DIY: Making a Mantlepiece

I grew up in a century old house that had several fireplaces. To me, that’s a standard room feature even if there is no actual fire in it. My husband might not agree about the fire part since he’s a Midwest guy who is partial to logs on the fire. Last year, craftsmen at my…

When in Doubt…Spray Paint!

July 1, 2017 Kirkland’s was having a summer clearance sale on mirrors. We found an oversized one that would work and took it home. Less than $40 for a giant mirror! The color was off…more bronze than the copper theme we are trying to weave throughout the house. “Someone” (i.e. Chris) thought it would be…

Wiring, Lights, and Painting!

2-4: My weekend life consists of home improvement stores and eating but at least we see each other then. This weekend, Chris’s project is the slate floor in the laundry room. 2-4: Every time I find something for the house that I like Chris Montgomery tries to buy it as a Valentine’s Day gift. What a shyster but I…