Category Archives: home improvement

Like Getting a New House

Not quite three years ago, I painted our detached outbuilding (formerly a garage, then a yoga practice space with the previous owners, now my sewing studio) between summer and fall quarters of school. This month, we finally got the house … Continue reading

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New Curtains for the Studio

This morning, I went out to my sewing studio for the first time since last weekend, and succeeded in checking off one item on my Projects To Do list. Within a couple hours, I made new curtains for the studio. … Continue reading

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Nothing’s Ever Simple

Prior to painting the bedroom over Labor Day weekend, we removed the shoe cabinet from the wall. This was necessary so that I could properly paint the between the edge of the closet and the corner. Afterwards, we reinstalled it … Continue reading

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All Done and Moved Back In

Today, I did touch-up around the ceiling, and called it good. Let it dry for a few hours, and then put everything back in its place. Then, I hung up the quilt which started me down this road in the … Continue reading

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Dark Teal is the New Mustard

Ta-da! The part of the photo that shows the color most accurately is in the upper left corner above the door. It’s called “La Fonda Turquoise.” (I love the names of colors! My car is “Tidewater Blue.”) This afternoon, I … Continue reading

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Painting the Bedroom

Earlier this week, I announced to my husband, “This weekend, I am finally going to paint our bedroom!” (or words to that effect). From the day we moved in just over five years ago, we’ve never been particularly enamored of … Continue reading

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