Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 42

house front

This week’s focus was on prepping the screened porch before the final paint job on the exterior of the house. David doesn't like the way this porch was built.  His preference would be to tear it down and start over but that isn’t cost effective.  So he had to work with what he had.  The biggest problem was the way the trim boards were arranged.  In order to replace the screen, which needs to be … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 41


I have a LOT to show you this week so let’s get started. Last Monday, Labor Day, David had the day off and finished all the painting in the living room,  the dining room and Calvie's room.  Here’s what the rooms looked like before: And here’s what they look like now: This gives you a better idea of the color. It's gray. FYI – you’ll … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 40


The superman of remodeling did it again.  Despite having only one day to work on the house this weekend, he knocked out all the painting and started putting the rooms back together.  Take a look at what he did today: Earlier this week he worked on the back storm door.  He replaced a piece of cracked glass and … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 39

House front view

Painting, painting and more painting this week.  David painted walls, trim, doors and put a coat of primer on the outside of the house.  Remember that peeling paint violation we got from the city? I believe the deadline is this Thursday.  I’m in the process of getting an extension but we did get a coat of primer on the house so we may be out of trouble now. So let’s take a look at our … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 38

House front

I wanted to mention that the purpose of these weekly remodeling updates isn’t just to show off our hard work.  There are a couple of other purposes: To show you what you can do to your own house; To show you how you can complete projects even if you don’t have much time. To give you ideas. To share good and bad products and ideas. In the past, we worked much faster than we’re working … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 37

House front

Well, we had a slight complication to our progress this week.  David spent the last two days in the hospital for a possible TIA (mini stroke).  After tons of tests, they concluded it was not a TIA but was instead a complicated migraine. This unusual type of migraine, also called a familial hemiplegic migraine, generally includes headaches, but not always (David doesn't have headaches).  But he … [Read more...]

How To Fix A Wobbly Table

Wobbly table

My four-year-old granddaughter is a bit OCD and her nightstand was bothering her because it wobbled.  Actually both of her nightstands wobbled and they were driving her crazy. She mentioned the wobbly tables to me several times so I told her I would show her how to fix them.  After she had reminded me multiple times (yes, she’s persistent), we stopped what we were doing and fixed the … [Read more...]