Month: September 2018

Gonna Tell You a Story ’bout a Clamp Named Jed

We’ve posted about having the right tools for the job at hand, but haven’t said much about clamps and vises.  Whether you need to make two pieces flush, bring down a crown before nailing, or just hold pieces together, a clamp or vise is…

2 Bathtubs Are Better Than One – Right?

When I saw this bathtub, I fell in love with it.  I basically designed our entire master bathroom around this tub.  Except for the fixtures.  I always knew I wanted a shiny chrome finish because that’s what I like. We’ve designed our bunk bathroom…

Having Fun At The Elm Loft Project

“Never underestimate the importance of having fun” – Randy Pausch.  We’ve been working like crazy since mid-July on our loft project.  Almost every single night and as much time as possible on the weekend.  But we decided when we started this project – we…

My Love for Maxine

I did home renovations for a while several years ago before we bought our building.  Painting, repairs, flooring, concrete counter-tops, etc.  I discovered that it really pays to have the right tool for the job.  It not only makes the job easier, it makes…

Master Bath Design Board

Master bathroom design

As soon as we finish our framing this week, we’ll move on to electrical, plumbing and HVAC.  Which means I need to have as much of our design finished as possible.  Here’s our master bedroom design board.  What do you think? We pretty much…

Henderson Hosiery Mill Display Case

One of the things I love about having an antiques and consignment shop is that we have some really unique pieces come through our doors.  This beautiful merchandise display piece is from the Henderson Hosiery Mill.  Don’t you just love the patina and the…

Fall in Love with Downtown

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and I couldn’t be happier.  It’s my favorite season.  I love sweater weather, the smells of soups and fall recipes being cooked on the stove.  Lisa and I love to dress up in costume for Halloween, too. …

How Not to Estimate For Materials

I remember when we built our garage many years ago.  Brian and I designed the garage and Dad came up with our supply estimate.  The cost to build the garage ended up being about 20% higher than the estimate.  The main reason – we…

Be A Part Of A Henderson Time Capsule

Our building was built in 1904 as an addition to the existing 1870 George Delker Carriage Manufacturing Company building.  Prior to starting our project, the third floor remained pretty much as it was built back in 1904.  The only walls were exterior brick walls….

Here’s Our Latest Walk-Through

Our walls are almost done!  Here’s the latest tour. Thanks! Lisa