Thursday, January 21, 2010

Room by Room: Kids' Bathroom

The original bathroom, with a tub, toilet and small sink, was approx. 5' x 6 1/2' in one unpartitioned space. It was extremely cramped for 3 kids. For the remodel, we lengthened the room and separated the tub and toilet from the sink with a pocket door so more than one kid could use the bathroom at a time (you can see the edge of the door opening on the left hand side).

Room by Room: Guest Bathroom

Another small room, another opportunity to use red! This bathroom is only 9' x 4' and with the tile wainscot, the red doesn't overwhelm.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Room By Room: Craft Room

We usually refer to this as the Yellow Room as it's become more than just a craft room. I do have a dedicated space for sewing and the kids can paint, draw, sculpt, etc, but it's also good for homework and playdates. There's also a pair of french doors that lead out to the backyard so the kids can run out and play or get really messy with their art!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Trellis and Tuteur

Trellis and Tuteur......doesn't it roll off the tongue like Chocolate and Zucchini? Fanny and Alexander? Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? OK, forget about the last one.

Most of us are familiar with trellises. They provide support for climbing plants as well as adding a vertical element to gardens. Tuteurs, also known as obelisks, are similar but are pyramidal as opposed to flat.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Exterior Shutters

We finally tackled the exterior shutters. After they sat in the garage for 6 months, we somehow found time in our busy schedules to prime and paint them, then did some online research on how to install them.
We purchased our shutters locally and the company will prime, paint and install as well, but we'd come this far doing so much of our own work, we thought what's the big deal with a couple of shutters?