Almost two years ago, I started adding lead strips to the storefront transom windows, to create a faux leaded glass effect. I ran out of lead when I was halfway through, leaving one window unfinished. El Granto even purchased me a new roll of lead last summer, but I had...Read More
Eugenia; Our New Pet Poodle Tree.
Choosing Exterior Paint Colors
Last week, I let you in on our secret of how bad the exterior paint really was. It looked fine from afar: (more…)...Read More
You know when you buy a house there's a ton of expenses. Mortgage, down payment, closing, moving and all the stuff you need for the house. What do you mean, the house doesn't come with any closet rods, curtains or door mats? Crap. You can almost see the money evaporating out of your bank account right...Read More
Planter Box Facelift?
Our first spring in the Storefront we built a cedar planter box at the front of the house to keep people from using our "front yard" as a sidewalk, and to keep people from peeping into our window. Its worked well, and I love having a mini garden out there to soften up the concrete...Read More
Exterior of the Storefront
Painting the Storefront
When we purchased the house it was beige. Beige exterior, beige on every single wall inside, and a beige garage. We knew right away that one of our first tasks would be to "un-beige" the house. We decided to tackle the front of the house last fall. It was a simple project that had a lot...Read More