Home Improvement on the Brain

[Tim wants to remodel the bathroom, on Tool Time.]
Tim: …Let me do this for you.
Jill: Will Al be here?
Tim: I don’t see what that has to do with anything.
Jill: Will Al be here?
Tim: I want you to understand something. Al is my assistant, he assist me.
Jill: Yeah, I know. Will he be here?                                                                                                                                                                                    Tim: Probably, yes.
Jill[getting excited]: And I can have anything I want?
TimAnything you want!
Jill: Oh, what if I decide I just want you, right now?
Tim: Well, it’ll be difficult without Al here to assist me! –Home Improvement 

I apologize in advance for all of the home related posts, but I’ve got homes on the brain. Lately I’ve been staying up late looking up home improvement ideas on my tablet pc.

I’ve decided I’m going to become a handywoman. I don’t know much about home improvement, but my Pops is a journeyman carpenter, so I figure I can ask him. I plan on taking a few classes at the Home Depot too. I have a feeling this little venture could make for some hilarious future blog fodder.

The first thing I want to fix in our new home is the baseboards. The previous owners went the cheapie route and used extra flooring pieces as baseboards and they just look odd.

I’d like to put in these simple white baseboards. I don’t think it’ll be all that difficult to do. Of course these could be famous last words. 😉

I also want to do something about lightening up the kitchen. The first thing that needs to be replaced is the kitchen lighting, and then hopefully I can repaint or reface the cabinets. Eventually I’d love to put in granite but that’s probably going to be quite awhile.

I’d like to put in recessed lighting like this:

I’m sure I’ll come up with all sorts of other ideas once we move in. Can November 14th get here faster please?!



    OMG a new home how very exciting. Home improvement projects are super fun. I’ve just mastered plumbing 101, it saves my tons of $$$$$. Good luck and congratulations.



    awesome! i’m so happy for the two of you!!!!
    they sell some really cool (economical) light figures at lowes. you will have so much fun changing things to make them your own. also… go to the post office and tell them you are moving and they will give you a moving pack… inside is a coupon for lowes. ask for a few packs, haha.


    There will always be projects to do! As soon as you get one done then you will think of another. There are some easy step by step directions online about how to revamp cabinets. **Keeping fingers crossed as I read**

    Like you said most things are little things you can fix along the way.

Your comments make my day!