Whenever I go to New Orleans, I always enjoy shopping for antiques on Royal Street. Last year, I bought a wrought iron chandelier for my library. This year, I found an amazing chandelier for the entryway to the lake house, which is from a French tavern roughly 75 years ago. I purchased it from Moss … Continue reading Lake House Chandelier
One small task prior to drywalling the new bathroom that needs to be done is installing hardware in the bathroom and utility room doors, and installing door trim. I used a dark oiled bronze door handle, which was very simple to install. Continue reading Guest House Bathroom Door Hardware
As noted in many previous posts, I have a ton of smart devices throughout my houses, all tied together by a plethora of Amazon Echoes. Today, as described in detail in a post on Gizmodo, Amazon rolled out a ton of new Echo devices. I’m excited to see how I can incorporate them into my … Continue reading So Many New Echoes!
This is a little bit of a past project post, but I realized that I hadn’t posted much about the interior of the lake house. Since the house has a midcentury modern style, we went with a lot of midcentury modern style furniture (much of which was from IKEA, although some was from higher end … Continue reading Lake House IKEA Run + Move In
Since moving in, we’ve gradually been adding art to the lake house. The crown jewel in the upstairs living room is a beautiful framed canvas-printed photo from Mike Behr Photography in the twin cities. It is hung from the main ceiling beam where it intersects the chimney above the upstairs fireplace. Continue reading Lake House Art
Prior to closing and moving in, here are a few more pictures of the currently empty lake house’s interior, before I have the chance to start any remodeling projects: Continue reading More Lake House Pictures
As discussed in two previous posts, I began my first foray into crown molding, which is now complete. It was definitely a learning experience and there are some things I would do differently in the next place I install it, but that was the purpose of starting in a guest bedroom. In any case, I … Continue reading Crown Molding Completed