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Groutless Shower Remodel Part Two

A few days ago, I posted about the demolition of my old master bath shower. HERE My old shower grouting failed, and I wanted to avoid grout in the new shower, so I opted for a cultured marble shower. I used Hartville Hardware Remodel as my contractor for the remodel and I a pleased with … Read more

My Shower Remodel to a Groutless System

We always had a walk-in shower.  Last year when we remodeled the house, I decided to let the shower go until a later time because we had done so much on the upper level already.  So the only change in the master bath was new granite countertops, set-in sinks, and a commode. However, the gods … Read more

Our New Online Webstore

Even though we kept ourselves busy traveling back and forth to Ireland, John and I still looked for creative things to do. John had been a full-time woodworker and I played around with antiques and crafts. To continue with our hobbies, we decided to sell antiques and handmade furniture. When John and I were first … Read more

Ever Wonder if You’re Going Crazy?

This post will be a bit unusual compared to the regular posts I write. But, I wanted to share this past week’s odd moments with you. As you know, I live in a country suburb in Ohio. Right now we have a condo in a small homeowners association. Having the maintenance outsourced makes traveling back … Read more

Whimsical Pebble Art

I started collecting stones as a small child.  When I got older, it was something I shared with my mother.  After I married, I traveled across the country with my husband for his work.  Every time I went someplace new, I got a stone and bought it home. She kept those stones on a bookcase … Read more

Vintage Sewing Machines Who Wants?

I am not a seamstress. All my clothing gets sent out for alteration.  I do have a modern sewing machine because I wanted to be able to hem my pants and skirts.  I am a short person, you know vertically challenged? I also wanted to use the machine for crafts but have never been able … Read more

New Wax Salve

A Review of Wise Owl Wax Salve John and I have been painting furniture for a good eight years now. In those eight years, we have used a multitude of products and settled into a few favorites. Lately, I’ve noticed an increase in a variety of products on the market for furniture detailing. New paints … Read more

Hidden Dangers in a Woodworking Shop

Everyone is aware of the many dangers in woodworking. You think of saws and sharp tools and so you naturally think cuts and blood.  You might also expect bangs and bruises from hammers and such. Now, these are all hazards in woodworking. John has lost the tippy tip of many of his fingers and even … Read more

BOXWOOD TABLE AND A COLOR LESSON

Hi guys, I told you I would show you the finished coffee table and picture frames I painted in Boxwood green.  In a past posting, I shared with you the old yellow oak oversized coffee table in the downstairs family room that needed a makeover. I loved the look of the table but hated that … Read more