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 […]
In the case of nuclear winter, Paul and I will be the ones looking suspiciously without scurvy. We grew a lot of kale this year. A LOT of kale. We are freezing it raw, violating the common practice of blanching… I invented my system, so there is absolutely no guarantee that it is a good […]
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… […]