Death to Popcorn, the 3rd chapter

I started the next “chapter” of Death to Popcorn in #DomaLuza this week. Our “Wifey” needed a big distraction, so she came over and helped me scrape the Master bedroom (Chapters 1 & 2 were the Powder room trial and the Kitchen with a tray ceiling). Our bedroom ~13’×18′ and, with her help, we knocked the […]

Curtains at #DomaLuza

The nice lady who owned our home before us had very different tastes than we do. She had florals and valances and 1200 square feet of pink. She was kind to leave us the sheers and valances that fit the first floor windows. It was just one less thing we had to worry about as […]

Upcoming DIY at #DomaLuza

On the way to see Emil’s mom last week, I started a list of the things I* want to do next at #DomaLuza. It involves a lot of popcorn removal. It might be too much stuff for 2016, but it’s not a list of goals for the year, it’s a list of the things I […]

How to clean a washing machine

We bought (conveyed) a Whirlpool Gold washer with the house. It’s okay as a machine and we haven’t had any problems. It’s “just old enough” to be a water hog, though. Models released just a year or two after started to be quite conservative with water. Replacing it is not on our current list, however. […]

Rockin’ Along

The last of the rocks have been hauled and placed into the beds. It looks so much better back there, now. Next steps include planting some seeds, arranging some of the groups of larger stones, and a gutter for the patio cover (and eventually, a rain barrel).

Death to Popcorn

When we moved in, we didn’t hire the painters to knock down all of the popcorn ceilings. We just didn’t want to spend that money on that task at that time. Turns out, we chose wisely. Spritz it with water, wait 10 minutes, and scrape it with a putty knife….and it falls to the floor […]

Brass, brass everywhere

When we bought #DomaLuza, it was hard to see how much brass there was in the house because the previous owner had so many brass and/or gold colored things among her possessions. Even with all of her things out of here, I couldn’t stand how much brass there was, especially the shiny brass. And no, […]