Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two for two!

A shout out to Tyler at Sherwin Williams in Smokey Point!  He has come through, despite my doubts, with both colors in my craftroom. I now love them! Now I want the paint to hurry up and dry so I can install the stained glass wall sconce I picked up on CL about *cough* 5 years ago *cough*...
These pictures just aren't doing this awesome color justice.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More painting

Well, I thought we had painted the bathroom in the craftroom white but in the light of day, we only painted the ceiling... So I went to visit my buddy, Tyler, at Sherwin Williams today and got a few shades lighter than the Exclusive Plum he had suggested for the accent wall in the craftroom.  

Yes, all three pictures are of the same paint. Sigh. I guess I'll wait until tomorrow and see what it looks like in the light of day.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Outlets, second round

The only thing more fun than installing outlets in your new home is uninstalling those outlets and installing different ones! Tom thought he'd save a couple bucks by getting the slightly cheaper round outlets and covers. 
Unfortunately, they did not mesh aesthetically with the decora light switches. I couldn't live with that so I'm switching them all out. I'm about 95% done.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In my hole

Spent much of Saturday in front of my wiring stuff. It's slow going, too many aspects. 
It's a mess still, but holes are closing and the house is coming to life. 
Sandi has been installing outlets diligently with our shared goal of having most everything hung before we start on floors. 
I'm antsy to get done, but we really are months out.   
C ya!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Electrical panel art

Tom commissioned Hailey to paint something on the ugly gray electrical panel cover.  This is what she came up with.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I have pulled the trigger on cabinets. They are in process now and should be installed the first week of May.  Guess we'd better get our tails in gear and get the tile installed. Oh, and the outlets trimmed and light switches and fixtures and security and audio and volume controls and.........

Friday, March 21, 2014


These are for you, Scott. :-)
After trimming 237 outlets (possibly a slight exaggeration) I have come to really appreciate the stabs on the back of the outlets. Just sayin'...