Working with my Handy Hubby to transform our 1940 colonial into a family home for our 2 kids and crazy dog. We have added, renovated, decorated, and organized our house over the past 9 years but we still have plenty of projects on the horizon - both DIY and hired out!
Screen Porch: The Door and Steps
- Published on Monday, 07 May 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyWell, I'm excited to say that we have a door on our porch and steps to get to the door. I'm a little behind in posting so I'll do some catch up this week (and vent my frustration!!).
Everything will be all painted out to match the existing trim (except the porch floor and steps. These pictures remind me that...
Rec Room Progress
- Published on Thursday, 03 May 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyI have finally made some progress getting our basement rec room together. Slow progress, but some progress. It still needs some more toys purged from it but generally it's getting much closer to what I want it to be. Of course, I should be spending more time on the treadmill and probably a little less...
- Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyI have had these brass lamps since we moved to Arlington 14 years ago. They have followed me through several apartments and now our house. They used to be in our living room but eventually they made it back to the attic where they have lived for several years.
I had contemplating spray painting them for...
Den: The Rug
- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyThis post is really long overdue since I found this rug back in March! I actually thought I posted about it a while back but clearly I didn't.
It's such a bright and sunny room, it could definitely handle the darker rug (found here). I also wanted...
A Birthday Present for HOUSEography!
- Published on Monday, 30 April 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyAs a birthday present to my dear blog, I got it a mega makeover! She was sorely in need of some changes so here they are...
Lighter, brighter and overall more my style.
I completely forgot to take a screen shot of the old train wreck of a blog which was a DIY project in itself, but here is a picture of the...
Porch Progress: The last leg (hopefully)
- Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyI am really hoping we are down to the last leg of our screen porch renovation journey. Ideally, we'll be done this week but the weather will have to hold for that to happen.
Here's the view from the back of the house. The area without a railing is the doorway. There's a frame there now but it has been...
Master Bedroom: More Mirrors
- Published on Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEography
Angel Food Cake Cheating
- Published on Friday, 20 April 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyI needed an easy cake for Elizabeth's 6th Birthday party. As I have said before, I am not a baker. I don't have the patience or the ability to measure accurately. I often leave out ingredients but I still like to "make" my kids' cakes. So, I am always looking for an easy dessert that seems homemade (like...
Elizabeth's Pancakes Pajamas Birthday Party
- Published on Thursday, 19 April 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographyLast weekend we celebrated Elizabeth's 6th birthday with a Pancakes & Pajamas Party. Six of Elizabeth's best friends came over at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning wearing their PJs ready for pancakes!! They were all so cute and super excited to show off their PJs! This was a great compromise for a 6...
Master Bedroom Built-ins Progress Report
- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Authors: Melissa at HOUSEographySorry about the lack of posts over the past few weeks. Not sure anyone actually notices when I don't post but we were knee-deep in party planning for Elizabeth's 6th birthday party. More on that to come later this week I hope!