Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

I bet you thought I was kidding about DIY-mining my own marble countertops.

Paul was away for work early in spring. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I worry about two things:
1. previously-discussed proliferation of ax murderers outside the house.
2. that something really good will show up on Craigslist and my retrieval team will be unavailable.

Which is exactly what happened.

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel – these antique marble slabs will make gorgeous countertops!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Kitchen Design — Liberace meets Versailles.

I need this kitchen to be special.
Like me.

Basically, I am thinking Versailles. But Paul? Paul wants to order cabinets from the cabinet place… Why does he want me to live a lie?

Did he not get the memo? About the Sun King?
About how the kitchen must be a révolution of wit and surprise and charm?
Also, we should have jesters.

Planning our DIY old-house kitchen remodel- I’m thinking Versailles. Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

A manifesto against the tyranny of luxury kitchens.

Before the internet, you only had to keep up with the Joneses…  They were real people who lived next-door and probably drove a Corvette.

And even if you might have liked their car for yourself, you knew for a fact that they wore too much cologne, misused the word Machiavellian, and were just generally unlikable people who let their dog poop in everyone’s yard.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.