Sunday, November 30, 2008

window treatments!

while i was back home for thanksgiving, i decided to take full advantage of mom's sewing machine and tackle window treatments for the masterbedroom. (it's about time i put an end to the peep show).

as usual, this project was done on a budget:

1. fabric (muslin) -$45
2. curtain rods -$35
3. borrowed sewing machine - priceless.

Total cost (4 window treatments) = $80

Sunday, November 23, 2008

at last

the cabinet doors are on! thanks john and rob. i owe you my life.



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

just a minor roadblock ...

i had such high hopes for this past weekend. i was dead set on getting my kitchen cabinet doors installed so i could move on to something else.

it sooo didn't happen.

not even close.

intially there were exterior hinges on my cabinet doors. they were dated and almost western looking. one of the first things i did was take those babies off and throw them in the trash.

after a full day of hardware shopping, i decided on a partially concealed interior hinge. what i didn't realize is that the interior hinge actually added 1/8" to the width of each door and prevented two doors closing side-by-side; the openings are now too small for the extra width added.

of course i already had all 38 hinges installed on the cabinet doors. brilliant.

after i finally calmed down i was able to weigh out my options:

1. stick with an exterior hinge:

2. cut 1/8" off of each door.

anyone have a table saw?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


gosh, it has been way too long since my last post. life got busy ... a chiefs football game, wedding shower, grandmother's funeral/family time, and now ksu football this saturday ... my free time has been consumed by other things. oh yeah, and i have a full time job. sigh.

good news is after a long day searching around the city for kitchen hardware i finally found my hinges and pulls. YES!

i'm determined to get my cabinet doors installed this weekend. pictures soon to come. did i tell you i found the perfect color? whenever i'm struggling, i go to benjamin moore (october mist is a new fav).

stay tuned!