Author Archive | Diane


Making wood window screens

What goes into making a custom vintage-style window screen… All the windows on the second story are vertical casement windows that open inward. Most of them were without screens.  Having new ones custom made would be cost prohibitive, so I decided to make some more myself. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to do […]

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New vinyl plank flooring

The other things I did last year

Slideshow — Wait for it… I just realized I haven’t written since October! Well, I did make a list of all my accomplishments, but I never got around to writing about them—so here goes! I installed a white vinyl, arched arbor over the front walkway. It looks pretty cute. I’m hoping to get some climbing […]

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The Truth Comes Out

The truth is…while I like cottage style, shabby-chic interiors, I am not going to paint everything white! I love my kitchen with its white shaker cabinets, but I also love my vintage wood, mostly oak, furniture, some of it with its original finish. And while I’m at it, I’ll admit, truthfully, that I’m not ever […]

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Old Slab Out — New Slab In

I think this might have been the patio before the back deck was installed…who knows…Nevertheless, the concrete had seen better days and it just looked sad. 🙁 The old slab didn’t have any rebar reinforcement. No wonder it cracked! Here’s the concrete crew at work: Finally done. Here’s the “new” vintage patio table I found on […]

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All Decked Out

The deck was already here but it didn’t have any railings and one end of it was quite high off the ground (the lot slopes). So, in order to make it safer and cozier, we put a railing up on about two-thirds of the deck. This project was on my future projects list. We can check […]

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