Holy schnikes, a lot has changed in a year! Shark Tails turned one, I became a contributing author at Remodelaholic, and Matt lost even more hair. If I had to guesstimate, I would say he's about 18 months from full on Sir Patrick Stewart status. If you think that's a dig, I can assure you it's not. Professor X? More like Professor SEX, amirite?! To be compared to this legend is the greatest … [Read more...] about Plywood Floors Update: How are they holding up one year later?
This room has been a long time in the making. I started in July and am just now, eight months later, feeling ready to call it. Old Allison would have started this in July, finished in July, and been changing things by August because she realized she hated it. I am by nature an incredibly impatient person, and that has come back to bite me in my flat, pancake rump many times throughout the … [Read more...] about Dining Room Makeover: Full Reveal!
New floors, painted walls, brand spankin' new bed, and our bedroom is finally finished after a couple months of semi-hard work. Let's take a tour, shall we? I should preface by saying that I did take some amazing 'before' shots when we'd first moved in and the room was truly hideous, but I seem to have lost them somewhere along the line, which is disappointing. (I live for before and afters.) … [Read more...] about Master Bedroom Makeover
When we moved into our new house, I was most excited about the master bedroom. It. Is. HUGE. Huge to us, anyways. You have to understand that we were coming from a teensy, cramped little space that had half ceilings and was barely big enough to fit our bed. The closet was the size of a gym locker, and cramming in two adults plus three dogs was pushing it. I can make do in pretty much any living … [Read more...] about A Newbie’s Guide to Plywood Plank Flooring: Prepping and Laying the Boards