Dirty little secret

I have a dirty little secret to share. My bathroom tile's grout is gross. And I can't be the only one. Before you start gagging please note that I wash my floors regularly. I've got a magic steamer doohickey that steams away dirt and grime without using any chemicals. I clean the floor once a... Continue Reading →


Living With It

Project: Living, Dining Room and Bedroom Makeovers CHW Rating: Weekender (if tackled separately) Sometime between December and now (don't judge) I painted my bedroom, living and dining rooms. It took me nearly a year to pick out the color for the living/dining rooms because they are especially challenging rooms for various reasons. 1. The coved... Continue Reading →

The Never-ending Fence Project

CHW Rating: Call a Pro This spring we had wacky weather. I think we say that every season but this spring really did. Look it up on the Googles, I’m sure it’s there. Everything is on the Googles. Back at the end of March (oh lawdy, it was that long ago), the Wicked Witch of... Continue Reading →

How to: convert an Ikea lamp to brilliance

Project: Ikea Lamp Conversion CHW Rating: Easy Like Sunday Morning What do you do when you find a few Ikea lamps missing shades? Most sane people would just buy new shades. Or new lamps. Or both. Trouble is, Ikea stopped selling the shades separate online and we only got an actual store after I finished... Continue Reading →

Summer in a Jar

Project: Peach Jam CHW Rating: Easy as Sunday Morning It's December 1 and snowy in Denver. It's as if someone flipped a switch and the season turned to winter just as the calendar page turned. Yesterday was almost summer at 60 degrees. Today we'll get 4-6" of snow. Days like this make me want to... Continue Reading →

Wine? Why not!

Project: Dining Room Hutch CHW Rating: Weekender It's been awhile but I'm back at the home improvement beat. I took some time off for the summer to enjoy grilling, sunshine and biking across Eastern Europe. One thing led to another, summer turned to fall and it's time to get back to work on this masterpiece.... Continue Reading →

Curb Appealing

Project: Cute-ing of Cherry Hills West CHW Rating Scale: Weekender/Call a Pro It's been nearly a year since I put an offer in on CHW. The first time I spotted this house I hated the junipers. Finally, after six, or eight, months, I ripped them out. But I didn't stop there. After tearing out the... Continue Reading →

Got a few minutes? Make this!

Project: Recycling Calendar CHW Rating: Easy Like Sunday Morning (really!) Tonight I got home from work a wee bit later than normal and had a hankerin' to craft. However, seeing as the sun was starting to go down I didn't want to take so long that I'd be waiting for Mod Podge to dry at... Continue Reading →

Taggin’ in the Hood

Sometimes the house gods drop presents into your lap. And sometimes you have to fish those presents out of trash cans after you finish a morning run. Details aren't important. What matters is that these ugly torches were left out for me find and prettify.           All it took was a... Continue Reading →

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