Quick Tips

Quick and easy tips or projects to make life just a little easier.

Under Cabinet Waterproofing Using Peel-&-Stick Tiles

I titled this post as Under Cabinet Waterproofing, but I realize that when water wants to destroy something, there is little we mere humans can do to stand in its way.  But with that in mind, I recently saw a pin on Pinterest showing...

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...

Overflowing Dishwasher of Doom

So I recently redid the kitchen, which now sports all wood flooring.  Hours went into nailing, sanding, staining, and polyurethaning said floor.  Needless to say, when my dishwasher overflowed I was a little freaked out concerned. My...

Discovering Canning and Apple Pie Filling

Growing up we canned every year.  That is to say Robear canned and we did various jobs to support her efforts.  For instance, I remember hours of skinning and cutting peaches and tomatoes and sometimes stuffing them into jars, but the...

Painting: Cutting-in

I’ve found two good options for cutting-in when it comes to painting. Option 1: The classic angled brush. Load the brush with paint by tapping it into a shallow spot in your paint pan. Next you want to run the brush near the edge...

Bungalow Kitchen: Stove Electrical

I know I’ve been promising electrical updates forever…but here it is, at least one electrical update. Behind that hand is the electrical for our stove plug. The last plug we had was lovely and all, except that it wasn’t...

A Bungalow Bathroom Miracle

Okay, that title could be really bad, but I’m hoping it lends itself to your thoughts of a fan…that works…cause they are good in bathrooms. For the past several months our bath fan has been out of commission (as...

Bungalow Closet

When last we left my closet there was  a gaping hole once known as the  midget door to  no-where! (Okay it was a hole between the vortex known as my closet and the catastrophe known as the kitchen.  No one wanted to really venture...