Home Improvement

No More Bright Baby Blue & My Favorite Drop Cloth

Blue is a wonderful color, but maybe not this much blue. Catherine recently helped me take the “blue room” in my house to a calmer grey. One trick I’ve stumbled across purely by accident is that old vinyl table cloths...

New Cleaning Cloths and Science Experiments

This is just a quick shout out about my newest purchase…Norwex cleaning cloths. I bought them on Friday after trying my neighbor’s. They’re these ultra-microfiber cloths with silver and they do an amazing job cleaning. ...

Tough Baseboard Rounded Corners

I’ve recently finished 94% of the baseboards in my year long remodeling project.  I’m particularly proud of the difficult corners leading up to the stairs.  As you can see from the picture it took several tiny pieces to make...

The basement apartment plumbing

April and I have been tending to some plumbing at the basement apartment. Last week we worked on plumbing which involved removing the old traps, and the old fixtures for new fixtures. We also put on new turn-off valves so that plumbing...

2011 END???

Where did this year go? Looking around at all the other blogs on the internet I just figured out that it’s the end of the year! So this morning I’ve been looking around here at Home Hinges and I am shocked.  We managed to...

Kitchen Window

Niel, our Dentist in Waiting, came home for the holidays and to my house to help with some finishing touches. First up: electrical. We’ve had wires sticking out of the ceiling for the past several months for potential pendant...

Basement Plumbing Repairs

So a few weeks ago I mentioned that we have been helping our cousin with some repairs in her basement apartment.  It’s taken a bit of time to get back to work there, but a week ago April, Robear, and I found some time to work on...

Trisha’s Basement Apartment

One of our dear cousins, Trisha, has a basement apartment to rent out.  The hold up has been some minor cosmetic, and plumbing issues.  Somehow this blog has given her the idea that we are handy enough to help out and so she has...

Baseboards and Casing

New baseboards and door casings are part of the master plan for the entire downstairs.  Catherine was nice enough to come over in September (yes I’m back posting) and help me do about a fourth of the total.  Since then I’ve...

Bungalow Utility Closet: Finished

Over the weekend I finished the utility closet project. I finished painting it white. I moved Xyla’s dog food buckets into place. Using a tool organizer from Lowes, I hung up the mops. And then, everything else was put into...