• My Bitchin’ Kitchen: Part II

    I promise this is the last time I’m ever going to post this picture of my (not really a kitchen, but doing its best impersonation of a) kitchen. Have I ever mentioned I lived FIVE YEARS with this set up? I feel like I must have told you that at some point…

    kitchen-before-feature

  • My Kitchen Remodel

    My Bitchin’ Kitchen: Part I

    I have been planning my kitchen remodel for a looooooong time. It’s been more than five¬†years with this crappy set up where a kitchen should be:

  • DIY Electrical Wiring

    Sometimes I Like to Pretend I’m an Electrician

    You know the feeling when you shuffle your feet on the carpet and then (accidentally!) touch the cat? (Sorry, Egor…) Touching a live wire is not like that. It’s more of a pulse than a shock. If you were thinking you might like to try it, my advice would be… do not. (I may have just saved your life. You’re welcome.)

    So, why was I playing with electricity? Well, my crappy house had crappy wiring, of course. Aluminum…

  • Before and After Floor Plans

    What’s the Plan?

    I have so much I want to share with you, but let’s start at the very beginning. (A very good place to start.) When I first saw My Crappy House, I could tell it had so much potential. Like a diamond in the rough. (OK, maybe not a diamond. Maybe like… a high quality cubic zirconia. In the rough.) It just needed a makeover. Keep reading to see the before and after floor plans of My Crappy House remodel.

    I closed on My Crappy House in mid May and planned to move in mid July, leaving me ample time to renovate. Yes, I seriously thought that the major structural changes I’m about to share with you could be accomplished in two months.

    By me.

    Just… me.

    Because, you know, how hard could it be? Watch a few YouTube videos… Buy some tools… Knock down a couple of walls… Easy peasy.

    This was the first of many delusions.