In 2011, we purchased our lake house. In 2013, we renovated and added an addition. Our deck is original to the house and we have been contemplating what to do with our deck for several years. We considered replacing the wood with composite, but that is so expensive and not in our budget yet. Continue reading “Redoing Our Deck by Flipping the Boards” Share This:Follow Life with Neal and Suz:
Our son-in-law Keith started building a brick paver patio and asked for a little advice from Neal. We were delighted to help Keith and Emmy a few days with their patio. Keith worked really hard on this project and the results are worth it! Continue reading “How to Build a Brick Paver Patio” Share This:Follow Life with Neal and Suz:
I chalk painted this antique nightstand. The picture below is when the nightstand was at my father’s house before he passed away. 😢 It is old and as you can see was warped on the top.
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We have installed A LOT of quarter round (shoe molding) over the years.
We renovated our house . . . and installed quarter round.
We renovated Mom’s house, including installation of vinyl plank flooring . . . and installed quarter round.
We recently added vinyl plank flooring in our basement and will be installing . . . you guessed it . . . quarter round!
Typically, you install quarter round to finish your flooring. It hides the rough edges of your flooring and sort of frames the floor, giving it a clean finished look. Continue reading “How to Install Quarter Round Moulding (shoe moulding)” Share This:Follow Life with Neal and Suz:
We have been updating our basement over the last few weeks.
Our basement consists of two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a long hallway, a half bath, and a living room area. The living room area and half bath are part of the original house (old concrete floor with many paint stains) and the two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and hallway are what we added on in 2013.
Because of the square footage and having to remove toilets and vanities, this was a lot of work for us middle-age folks, but it was so worth it! It took us 6 full days. Continue reading “How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring” Share This:Follow Life with Neal and Suz:
I have painted hundreds of doors in my lifetime . . . starting with painting chicken house doors when I was a child over 45 years ago — Yikes!
You gotta love the sunglasses and scarf. 😉 My Dad paid my sister and me $1 💵 for every door 🚪 we painted. There were so many doors, we thought we were rich! 💰 Continue reading “How to Paint a Door” Share This:Follow Life with Neal and Suz:
I have a love-hate relationship with painting. I hate that the house is in disarray (moving everything out of the room into other rooms) and I don’t exactly love to paint . . . but I LOVE the result! I am never disappointed with how clean and crisp the room looks when we are finished.
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- crown molding
- measuring tape
- miter saw (we have a DeWalt miter saw)
- miter saw crown stops
- stud finder
- trim nail gun
- finishing nails for nail gun
Neal and I have installed a lot of crowning molding over the years. We have made many mistakes and wasted a lot of crown molding trying to get the “cuts” right. However, we have perfected (well maybe not perfect, but better 😉) our technique and want to pass on what we have learned to you.
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- Canned lights (and stencil)
- Electrical lights
- Measuring tape
- Certified electrician (safety is essential)
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