• Crafts and DIY Tutorials,  Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Billy Hack – Wall of Billy

    Because everyone has done one. Ikea has a few timeless products that get hacked over and over and I hope they never phase them out. One of which was Tarva – those are gone but another is the Billy. It seems that every diy site has a Billy hack somewhere and ours isn’t anything special – except that it’s ours. I had been planning a wall of Billy since the design of our master bedroom. Sure, I could have built my own bookshelves from scratch – and I’ve done that when the dimensions didn’t fit something Ikea had that I could hack. But I chose Billy for this because the…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Progress Update: What’s Up Next

    There are a couple of projects that I still have on my list that I wish I could wave a magic wand and make them go away – one of which is all the trim in the house. I just finished caulking all of it and right now I’m in the middle of filling all of the nail holes and touching the paint up. I’m still on the fence about whether or not I’ll paint the caulk seam (I know I should but I’m sick of these tedious jobs). I love creating new things and touching up the trim work is mind numbing. So when I muster up the will…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Bed rest is boring.

    Like soooooo boring. This has been my view for almost a week now: My vacuum also has not moved. My only consolation prize: my ankles look fantastic! I wish I could reach my toenails though, I would love to paint them a new color, this one’s almost grown out. The pouf I’m putting my feet up on is something I crocheted a few weeks ago. Since I have so much time on my hands, I’ll post a tutorial on it later (for those of you other grannies who crochet like me). Last week I was just on modified bed rest and as long as Mike did all the heavy lifting…