Do-it-yourself · Random Thoughts

Our First Rental Property

After much thought and consideration, we decided to purchase the small house that is located in the lot next to our own home.  It's only a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom bungalow/cottage, but the sell price was such that we have a decent budget to put some money into it...and maybe add some square footage to increase the… Continue reading Our First Rental Property

Decor & Details · Nursery

Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)

Now that the wainscoting is installed (See Stage 1 for that part of the project), it's time to prime and paint.  I made a quick run to Lowe's and picked up 2 Gallons of Valspar Latex Primer and Sealer ($12.98/gallon).  Since new wood soaks up a ton of paint, primer is essential in prepping it so you don't… Continue reading Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)

Decor & Details · Nursery

Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)

We have always loved the look of wainscoting, so after much back and forth about which style we like best, we decided to install a recessed design using the wall as the back panel.  Similar to the one photographed below (from We started by pushing all of the furniture to the center of the… Continue reading Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)