Remodel

Remodel

THEN and NOW

THEN and NOW

It has been a fun and busy couple of weeks here at The Double D blog!  My nephews and Sweetie Pie niece came for a summer visit, we have been winding up the swimming season with league championships, and I have been ticking the boxes off my to-do list, starting new projects right and left! […]

Simplemat

Simplemat

First of all, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have sent comments, emails and all the kind words of encouragement the last few weeks.  I really had every intention of blogging 4 times a week as usual, but, we all know that hasn’t happened.  However I have been […]

MORE Progress

MORE Progress

I’ve been awfully quiet lately, I know.  It’s because I’ve been really busy!  We have now installed ALL the cabinets, all the counters, the sink, all the hardware, most of the lighting and I’ve done about ½ the backsplash.  I really can’t complain about the installation at all.  We were worried about the sink, it is […]

Progress

Oh my goodness I am tired!  Last night ended four long days of remodeling frenzy!  We got everything on our list completed, including, installing the entire wall of cabinetry around the refrigerator, installing all the upper cabinets, reinstalling the microwave, installing 4 new pot lights, a new light fixture, in cabinet lighting, cutting, routing and […]

On Disappointments

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”   We’ve all heard this simple truth, maybe we’ve even said it, but when disappointments come into our lives, it’s not always easy to apply.   I love a plan, I like to make them, I like to stick to them.  I have reasonable expectations. When dates are […]

Bathroom's Done!

Bathroom’s Done!

Well, today I’m officially calling the master bathroom makeover compleat!  I still haven’t put down the threshold,  I’m going to reuse one from the kitchen since we will be busting up that floor in a couple of weeks.  But otherwise, everything is finished, I even scraped the paint from the tiles arround the shower!  There […]

Hanging Grass

Hanging Grass

I wasn’t around when grass cloth was popular in the late 60’s, early 70’s.  For my entire adult life, I’ve tried to ‘strip’  all the wallpaper in my path!  Tacky florals, stripes, silly borders have never appealed to me, but I’m drawn to  grass cloth like a moth to the flame.  Yes, it can be retro, […]

The Plan

I’m really excited, kinda nervous, but really excited!  After years of dreaming and drawing, planning and plotting, we are going to remodel our kitchen!!  I’m talking full-scale, gutting it down to the bare walls, remodel!  I have always wanted to bust up the cabinets, rip up the floors, wreck the whole place just like they […]

Phase One , Tear Everything Up!

Phase One, Tear everything up! Probably the correct order in which to makeover a space would be to finish floors last, well what’s fun about that?  Isn’t it better to put in beautiful new floors and THEN drag in nail guns, ladders, paint, ect? It’s not? Oh well, I wish I could say this was […]

And So It Begins, Again!

Sometimes it feels like I’ve spent untold hours in the bathroom!  I have three smallish bathrooms, and over the years they have seen more redesigns/work than any other rooms in the house.  First wall paper, then  wood floors, then no more wall paper, then tile counters, then fresh paint, then tile floors, then granite counters, […]