Category Archives: Repair & Maintenance

Quartz Countertop Dechippification

Mmmmm, chips! – Homer Simpson Not too long ago, we found a small chip on the edge of the sink. It was virtually invisible, but we knew it was there, and it made us both a little sad. We can’t … Continue reading

Posted in D'oh!, Kitchen, Repair & Maintenance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Fences Make Sore People

Look! Achy Breaky Stacy for a dollar ninety-nine! One of our New Year’s priorities for 2014(!!!) was repairing our leaning privacy fence. We didn’t get it done. This spring, I was concerned (and embarrassed) enough about the angle that I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in D'oh!, Outdoor Building Projects, Repair & Maintenance | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Japanese Beetles are Unamerican

The monster is me! Who’d a thunk it? – Mr. Nakamura While bagging up Japanese beetles last night, it occurred to me that the two things that I have battled the hardest in the garden are Japanese beetles and Japanese … Continue reading

Posted in Repair & Maintenance, Yard & Garden | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Entropy is Real

We’re all going to sit down and listen to an inspiring story of wilderness survival. – Homer Simpson This spring, I saw an Investopedia article on six misguided home improvements, which included: Around the same time, Nicole Balch of Making … Continue reading

Posted in D'oh!, Repair & Maintenance, Yard & Garden | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Geemanetty!

Is “hell’s bells” a prayer? Because Daddy says it all the time. – Lisa Simpson I spent much of the weekend finishing plaster repairs in preparation for reconnecting the ground floor ceiling lights. My neck and shoulders did not thank me for the … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, D'oh!, Electrical, Repair & Maintenance, Walls & Floors | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

This is Permanent (As Far As We’re Concerned)

Homer: Don’t worry, honey, I found us a roofer last night, and you’ll never guess where! Marge: Knockers on Route 98. Homer: How did you know!? Marge: I’m psychic. Our friend Terry re-roofed his own house with long-lasting cedar shakes. … Continue reading

Posted in Repair & Maintenance, Siding & Roof | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Undenting the Sideboard

That’s a bit of a whoo-hoo indeed. – Homer Simpson The sideboard veneer fix is done and revealed, but I also wanted to share how I got a dent out of the top. This particular dent occurred when I dropped the mirror on … Continue reading

Posted in Before & After, Furniture, Repair & Maintenance | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Fear No Veneer

So you see yourself more as a buffet-style intellectual. – Declan Desmond We bought our Duncan Phyfe dining set and buffet from an angry man. “This stuff is classic, but my wife wants oak,” he fumed. He was annoyed that we … Continue reading

Posted in American vs English, Before & After, Furniture, Repair & Maintenance | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

No Veneer? Have No Fear!

Actual year may vary. Consult calendar for current year. – Commercial Voiceover I’m working on a post about reattaching loose veneer, which would be done except the finish doesn’t want to dry during 2015. All the veneer was still there — it was just … Continue reading

Posted in Decor, Furniture, Repair & Maintenance | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s a Wonder We Didn’t Fix This Sooner

Whenever I watch It’s a Wonderful Life (under protest*), I cringe over the recurring problem with the loose newel post finial. You know, the little annoyance that drives Jimmy Stewart’s character completely bonkers until he sees the light and realizes it–and everything … Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in D'oh!, Repair & Maintenance, Windows & Doors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment