Since it’s winter and I’ve been laid up recovering from hernia surgery, I’ve been getting a bunch of small projects around the house done that don’t seem like much but add up to a lot of improvement. Here is a list of what I’ve done so far: Living Room Rug Replace Kitchen Desk Chair Organize … Continue reading Minor Projects
This past weekend, I took delivery of the lake house bar, and got it into the house through a ton of snow, which took some creative hauling and essentially turned the bar (in a plastic-wrapped box) into a sled. I unpacked it, built it, and it fit perfectly in the downstairs kitchen, along with some … Continue reading Lake House Bar: Complete
At the lake house, we have a small stand-up bar on the top floor near the kitchen, but I wanted to build a more traditional bar downstairs. The basement of the lake house already has Badger-esque cabinetry, with wood reminiscent of the Rathskeller at UW’s Memorial Union, and Badger red counter tops. Now that the … Continue reading Lake House Bar
This past weekend, I made a huge push to get the lake house bathroom close to done. I’m getting minor surgery to fix a hernia next week, and will be out of commission for several weeks after that, so I wanted to get the majority of the work for this project done. I finished painting, … Continue reading Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!
While on vacation in Los Angeles, I stopped by the Beverly Hills Restoration Hardware and picked out lighting and a mirror to go with the reclaimed Russian Oak vanity and the oak cabinets I had already purchased. I went with a brass mirror and a bronze light fixture, which complement both each other and the … Continue reading More Bathroom Furniture
The lake house bathroom is fairly small, and so I am limited to a single vanity. Further, the vanity that I am going with from Restoration Hardware doesn’t have any built in storage. This made it pretty important to find cabinetry that provided enough storage space without taking up too much space. A floor cabinet … Continue reading Bathroom Cabinets
I was in Dallas the entire last week, so I was able to stop into the Knox Henderson Restoration Hardware and look at vanities. I am planning on ordering a Reclaimed Russian Oak vanity with a marble top and a farmhouse-style sink, which connects the mid-century modern meets lake house style that I’ve tried to … Continue reading Vanity Shopping