posted by K | filed under Debates, Eutaw, Family, Mr. and Mrs., Ruby, Simplify, Wishing | 1 Comment

You know that fantasy? The one that goes, “My life would be so much better if …”? I’ve often fallen victim to this fantasy over the years, in many different incarnations. As a chubby, awkward, straggly-haired middle schooler with a penchant for oversize T-shirts tucked into high-waisted denim shorts, I believed that if I lost [...]

posted by K | filed under Debates, Wishing | 7 Comments

I’ve been reading over some of my old renovation-related blog entries, since I’ve had renovation on the brain again lately, and realized I barely remember half this stuff. It’s all a blur now … well, except bashing out the tile and concrete floor in the master bath – that I will remember till my dying [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Debates | 5 Comments

I love a good gaping maw, don’t you? Turns out the beadboard actually reaches to more like 9 feet, leaving a gap of 1 foot between it and the ceiling. This gap corresponds with the height of the slight ceiling slant on that side of the room. The slant is there because about 1 foot [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Debates, Demolition | 18 Comments

Has anyone out there in Blogville ever removed drywall that’s been hung over beadboard? I hope so because I seriously need advice. The trouble with drywall over beadboard is that you can’t just bang on the drywall with a sledgehammer. It does no good and might damage your beadboard. I’ve also tried cutting the drywall [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Debates, Sink | 2 Comments

That settles it. Thanks so much for all your comments. I think I was waiting for permission from you guys before I gave in to the sink D wanted. So that’s that. We’re getting the American Standard. Having a decision made is so relaxing.

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Debates, Sink | 6 Comments

Okay, I have no decision for you. I showed D the pictures and info on each sink, and he liked the tall American Standard one the best. I liked the delicate little Philadelphia one best. An argument ensued. D said, “Get what you want. I don’t care.” I said, “You obviously do care if you’re [...]

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