Library Construction Underway!
I am finally getting started constructing the bookshelves for the new library! Lizzy and Haru were my little helpers. I put down a blanket to protect the new floor finish while I constructed the shelves. We purchased shelves from the Havsta collection at Ikea. We […]
Better Than Expected
Yesterday, I applied the finish to our freshly stripped and sanded hardwood floors. Since the library lies between the kitchen and the rest of the house, I wanted a product that would be easy to apply, require minimal layers of application, and would cure quickly, […]
Ready, Set, Go!
This morning, we returned the drum sander to Home Depot and rented an edger to complete the sanding of the library floor. The edger was more difficult to use than the drum sander. It required me to walk along the wall, bent over, in order […]
Getting Down to the Heart of It
Cast your mind back several months and you may remember that we decided to turn our under-used dining room into a home library. Well, the project is finally underway! We used this year’s tax return money to order bookshelves from Ikea. We chose shelves from […]
My blog has been silent for almost a year. But it has been a year that has been eventful, in some rather non-traditional ways. I started working towards becoming a certified aromatherapist. I have been battling some pretty severe physical effects of depression. We had […]
The Great Coat Closet Remodel Project: Before and After
It snowed this morning, which means that the yard tidying that I had planned will have to wait. So instead, I will finish up a few odds and ends involving our new coat closet. I plan to install some thin trim around the junction box […]