Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fake it 'til you make it: Toilet edition

Look what we found in our downstairs toilet tank! Two large rocks, a container filled with small rocks, and a salad dressing jar filled with what we hope is water.

I know it's a lifehack to save water, but admit it. If you saw a jug of bleu cheese and the beginnings of a zen garden in your potty, you'd be alarmed. At least for a moment. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Writing on the wall

The past few weeks have been spent taking down wallpaper. The kitchen, dinette, and two bedrooms came down easy, but I swear the foyer, stairway, and upstairs hallway paper were put up with Krazy Glue.
Not just for fingers!
After much frustration and ripped drywall, I finally found a winning combination. Roman's Piranha wallpaper remover concentrate diluted in a garden sprayer, and an electric steamer. It's time consuming, but the wallpaper is coming down so much easier now. 

Along the way, I've found some interesting things written on the wall, probably by the original builder.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The not-so-reluctant homeowner!

So... this happened.

Time to revive this blog and chronicle my adventures and misadventures in homeownership!

Stay tuned.