December 2011

New Year, New Refrigerator

by Josh on December 31, 2011 · 2 comments

in Kitchen,Projects

2012 is just around the corner, so what better time to say out with the old and in with the new? In my case, I am continuing my kitchen progress by saying goodbye to my old top-freezer refrigerator and replacing it with a new and larger french door model. This upgrade probably won’t surprise regular […]

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With my butcherblock countertop cut and finished, I was ready to install it along with my new kitchen sink and faucet. As a reminder, here is the sink area of my kitchen before the installation: I began the replacement process by removing the current countertop and sink. For the countertop I scored the caulk along […]

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Christmas Ornament Tour

by Josh on December 25, 2011 · 0 comments

in Journal

Merry Christmas! As a way to share a bit of the season with you, I thought it might be fun to give you a little holiday tour featuring some of my favorite ornaments from our Christmas tree. The Glitter Ball This humble ornament is one of a few that Ms. Bungalow and I decorated together […]

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Making a Giant Christmas Wreath

by Josh on December 24, 2011 · 5 comments

in Outdoors,Projects

A couple weeks ago, I got a letter from the city notifying me that my juniper bushes were encroaching on the sidewalk and needed to be trimmed. (Sorry, neighbors!) Within a few days I got out my anvil lopper and cut back the offending bushes, but because the city has stopped collecting yard waste until […]

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Finishing the New Butcherblock Countertop

by Josh on December 21, 2011 · 1 comment

in Projects

My plans for the kitchen countertop, sink and backsplash will make a big difference in my low-cost kitchen upgrade project, so I couldn’t wait to get rolling. I started with the countertop because the unfinished length of cherry butcherblock that I bought needed to be cut and finished prior to installation. Cutting the countertop was […]

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Something is cooking in the kitchen, and it isn’t just Christmas cookies. My kitchen remodel continues with a big, high-impact change–replacing the countertop, sink and backsplash. As with my other kitchen improvements, I want to make this update low-cost and vintage-inspired. For my purpose, “low cost” doesn’t mean the absolutely least expensive option, but rather […]

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