Our previous owners had nothing short of a fetish, for intensely pigmented and blindingly obnoxious paint… Their criteria for choosing colors seemed to be the question: what will be most jarring? If you have not seen the before pictures of this house, they basically painted every room a different color. The orange in the addition […]
Paul was on vacation last week… a relaxing span of days spent dismantling and then rebuilding the back wall of the addition to put windows where we used to have a bathroom. If you’re new, you might want to see the kitchen the day we moved in, or get the full story of the (horrible) […]
So. We got another square grand piano. (Here is the first.) Somehow in my world, this is not really a big deal and what I’m actually writing about are the marble slabs that were also headed to the dump. But the piano is how we got there, so I guess requires some explanation.
The last time you saw the repurposed-piano kitchen island, we had designed the storage, and built and installed the drawers… but we still needed pulls for the drawer faces. We couldn’t finish the front without knowing exactly what the hardware would be. If you’re new, this is the post to read to understand the how/why of the design details… […]
I am aware that I am a person whose inner Self appears to skew towards frivolous lunatic… Today’s post will do nothing to alter that perception. Sometimes people wonder how Paul does not find this deeply aggravating, but that is the miracle of Self’s existence: Self is not contingent on anyone’s approval. Also, Self would […]