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The finished settee!

Those of you on FB saw my finished settee, but thought I would share the details of the project.

Just a refresher, here was the piece when I bought it for $18.


After I stripped off the 3 layers of upholstery, I had the original piece.


Then I spent a good [...]

Settee update

So, I showed the picture of my settee that I picked up for $18 at auction with the thoughts of reupholstering it. Even though I said I wasn’t going to buy anymore furniture before we moved, right? Promises, promises. $18, people! How could I not get it?

I liked the shape and the wood [...]

Dresser Redo Complete!

It’s really nice to have a project idea in your head and have it come out like you imagined. A lot of times things I plan end up way different than the initial vision, but the dresser worked out just right!

Here was the before:

I did this with my own version of chalk [...]

The dresser project

Here is a little more on the dresser project I am going to do. I have painted this dresser a couple times and this is the current state, which it has been for probably 10 years now? It goes with our current bedroom decor.

The top was done in a textured fleckstone, which maybe [...]

Counters are done!

Thanks winter for that last snowstorm. Not. It feels like the deep of winter all over again. It was only in the low 20s today and really windy. Certainly not like spring is on the way.

However, tomorrow is supposed to hit 37 and then low 40s on Saturday!

So on to the title [...]

“Counter” Productive

I made good progress on the counter. Actually the counter part is done. It’s just finishing up the tile.

I have never worked with laminate sheets before and I was really nervous about it. I was saying to John that it is ridiculous to be so scared because I have gutted any entire kitchen, for [...]

Countertop weekend

Well, my project for the weekend is set up. The laminate sheets came in today and we picked them up to finish the countertops.

Here is the laminate (the color is called basalt) with the backsplash to go with.

It’s going to look pretty sharp if it comes out okay. I have to admit [...]

My Healthy Heart Weekend and counters

Did this weekend fly by or what? I loved getting in the emails with what everyone was doing over the course of the weekend!

I did my first workout with the Female Body Breakthrough. The exercises were grouped in supersets of 2.

Yes, I do rehab and lifting with nail polish intact! Cause I’m [...]

Attacking the countertop


Sometimes when I do a home improvement project, I think and think and think and then just take a deep breath and go. That happened today. We were planning on redoing the counters this winter. Then when we found Radiance Manor and I decided not to do them since we were supposed to move [...]

Paint update

Hey, how about that – it’s Friday! And an update on my counter idea. You may remember the Rustoleum copper paint?

Here it is on my piece of counter top. This was 3 coats – and not super even because I was using a foam brush.

This is the coolest paint ever! It [...]