You guys. You will never guess what happened to me. I went on vacation with a friend for a week, and while I was gone, the Five-Percent Fairies came to my house and finished the buffet.
They DO exist!Continue Reading
Some of you may be aware that I have a history of making BOLD, INNOVATIVE, ORIGINAL color choices for the walls around here. Well, I’ve done it again. After speaking with our real estate agent and being told that taupe was the new hot neutral, I thought,”Whaaaaaa? Nope. Ugh. Taupe is lame.”
I mean, come on. Taupe? Neutral, yes. Hot, no. Beige was the color to beat in the early 90’s. Changing the name to “taupe” isn’t going to fool anyone. C’mon, trendsetters. Try harder. Right?Continue Reading
Hey! Anyone else out there like dramatic before-and-afters??
Oh hey there, dining room, you look nice today. Is that 4 coats of paint you’re wearing?Continue Reading
Let me just start by saying, thank you.
Thank you to all of you for still being here. Thank you to the anonymous hundreds that Google Analytics reports to me. Thank you to the people that like or comment on Facebook. And thank you especially to those of you who took the time to write such thoughtful, supportive things in the comments of my last post. It is hard to overstate the restorative power of kind words, particularly when they come from people you’ve never met.
Would it make things awkward between us if I told you that you really touched me?
Okay. Sorry about that.
Moving on! Remember that time I thought I was on a boat?
Oh, hey there! Remember me? I’m Sarah, and I used to write this here blog.
Yeah! I know! It’s been a long time, right? But last time we saw each other, I was on a boat. And, unless you’re new around here, you won’t be surprised to find out that I’m still there. Because the only way to get off the boat was to paint the wainscoting. And I don’t particularly want to paint the wainscoting, for 3 reasons:
Here’s the thing, though — and this is important, so read carefully before you leave me a comment telling me in all caps not to paint the woodwork — it’s going to look so much better when it’s white.Continue Reading
A good friend of mine recently told me that sometimes sitting in my dining room reminds her of being inside a ship. Like, an old, wooden ship.
And I never realized that before. But now…once you’ve seen it, you can’t un-see it, you know? And every single time I walk into my dining room, all I can think is…
and 2 days.
It’s been a long haul, you guys.
If you haven’t followed me yet, then you also missed the part where I said I found these great bar stools on Craigslist for $25. It was a deal so good, even Pepper approved, and she’s a notorious cheapskate.
Wait. I meant Chris (not pictured). Pepper does not sit in bar stools. (Mojo does, but that’s a picture for another time. A hilarious picture, being an awkward 50-pound dog and all.) But Chris is a notorious cheapskate. And Chris approved.
Yep, a fantastic deal.
Except for one little problem: they’re too tall.Continue Reading
You might remember the end of my last post, when I showed you this picture:
The time has come to add some more awesome.
You might also remember that it took me 5 days to do something as simple as install a transition strip. So…any guesses as to how long it took me to make this piece of wainscoting, which is a near-perfect match to the original raised-panel wainscoting?Continue Reading
Fun fact: A “war of attrition” is defined as a military strategy in which a belligerent side attempts to win a war by wearing down its enemy to the point of collapse through continuous losses in personnel and materiel. The war will usually be won by the side with greater such resources.
I am the belligerent side. The transition strip battle must be won at all costs.