This spring, I have a variety of projects on deck. I’m having more crown molding installed at the house in Verona. The first crown molding project went so well, I’m now expanding the scope to all of the rooms upstairs, which I think will look excellent. Next, I’m going to have the lake house power … Continue reading Upcoming Spring Projects
In the midst of all of my larger projects, I always maintain a list on Basecamp of smaller projects that need doing at both the main house and the lake house. Sometimes I find myself with a weekend that, due to other plans or weather, doesn’t allow me to work on a big project. When … Continue reading Minor Spring Projects
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, not due to lack of projects but due to a very busy spring. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be catching up on writing about my spring projects. One of the larger ones was remodeling the smaller of the two master suite walk-in closets to be a … Continue reading Powder Room Remodel
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!