Monthly Archives: July 2009

How to Paint a Medicine Cabinet

I have plenty of pictures of the garden apartment basement before. But for some reason, I don’t have one at an angle that includes the medicine cabinet/vanity mirror actually in the wall. My dear mother-in-law removed it for us during … Continue reading

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New Kitchen Wall!!

All the way back in early June, we learned how to rip out drywall and haven’t touched the basement kitchen much since then. During our big Basement Demo Day, we learned that the gas pipe to the stove was wobbly … Continue reading

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Master Plaster

Round 2 with the plaster washers came when faced with a large crack in the plaster of our master bedroom wall. Well, one of the walls. This one, to be precise. I started securing the plaster along the crack with … Continue reading

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Kitchen Cabinet

Yes, singular cabinet. The garden apartment kitchen is only 10′ long. We’ve got to fit a fridge & 24″ stove plus 2 base cabinets along the one wall. I came across 6′ of cabinets for FREE on craigslist back in … Continue reading

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The Parlor Wall

Our house was built sometime in the 1880’s (we think). Construction at the time was all about lathe smothered in horse hair plastery goodness. Lets start at the beginning. If you were to look at a cross-section of our walls, … Continue reading

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The Shower

Thursday I get the sweetest comment saying “you have quickly become my favorite blog! You post often, you write entertainingly, and you post tons of pictures! Kudos to your great work on both the blog and your house!” Then I … Continue reading

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Our Clean Kitchen

I know we said the kitchen was crossed off the list. And it is, in that it will not be getting any structural altering anytime soon. That said, we just couldn’t live with its current state of cleanliness. The kitchen … Continue reading

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