Brooke here. I’ll eventually get back to the bathroom posts, but right now we’re all kinds of furious so you might as well enjoy the ride. So. Long-time readers will remember we’ve been having nothing but problems with drainage on the west side of the house. Despite the previous owners’ insistence that they had installed […]
Brooke here: The hallway bathroom has been remodeled. It… Oh boy. Let’s start with how it originally looked when we first bought the house: Yeah, that’s a lot of yellow. It’s not a large bathroom, about 50 square feet, so the yellow was extra-concentrated. The bathroom came with a built-in pantry closet (door on the […]
Brooke here. Last Monday night, a tree tried to crush us. I have a tidy post written up about it but it won’t be posted until (if) the insurance is finalized. Caveat: our insurance company is awesome, and the claims adjuster they sent out was very helpful and recognized what whats were what-what. But for […]
Brooke here: The more I think about it, the more I think something dramatic needs to be done to the Precarious Death Stairs (PDS), and soon. One of the first things Brown did when we moved in was buy a powerful motion-activated LED to light the stairwell (which I removed when taking the picture as […]
Brooke here. Brooke: “Hey, a blog reader commented ‘Regarding the 3″ mystery: Is the stove centered under the ceiling peak?‘” Brown: “Hah. Yeah. It is.” Brooke: “Okay, that explains why the cabinets aren’t aligned.” Brown: “No, it explains where they put the stove. It doesn’t explain why they didn’t measure and install the right cabinets.”
Brooke here: Before the guests showed up for the Sharktopus party, we painted — what? Shut up. Yes, Sharktopus. Careful where you raise that eyebrow, mister. I know you own a copy of The Prince of Tides — the kitchen. These are going to be some subpar photos, and for that I apologize, but the […]
Remodeling continues, with a look at the bathrooms and buying gray-market paint for the pool.
Step-by-step of Brooke’s office in the Randall Jerrell house.
Brooke here: The entire weekend has been spent fixing things that shouldn’t have needed fixing. I made the mistake of spilling some paint on the floor of my office, and the rag I used to clean it up came back black. Swell. I called around for estimates on deep-cleaning wood floors and the lowest was […]
Please stop painting latex over oil without sanding and priming first.