I really love the look of things that are galvanized, and recently, my father-in-law gave me this amazing galvanized mop bucket.
It's on casters and has been well-used, as he owns a janitorial company.
I don't have a good use for it yet, and I'm hoping to hear your ideas.
My baking friend and coworker Erin Lippitz recently sent me a photo and instructions for how she made gorgeous holiday cupcakes.
It's been more than a week since we finished our bathroom floor, but I'm finally getting around to posting a photo of it.
I could not be happier with the penny tiles. They're a little bit sparkly and are kind of like having a polka-dot floor, but in a socially acceptable way.
Earlier this year, I was shopping one day in Arcola with my baking friend and coworker, Erin Lippitz.
We saw a display of fairy garden furniture at a shop downtown and she expressed her delight at the tiny details.
My co-worker, Christine des Garennes, is working on a little DIY project and needs some help. So, she wrote a guest post for my blog. It's below.
If you have any advice for Christine on restoring this 1940s dollhouse, you can email her by clicking this link.
If you're local and a subscriber, chances are you saw my exciting news in today's paper: I'm now writing a little cooking column for the Food section each Wednesday.
Well, we managed to put in a whole new bathroom floor this weekend, although we still have lots to do to put our bathroom back together.
If you know anything about me, you know that: a. I love to demolish things and, b. once I make a reasonable plan for a home-improvement project, I want to start it right. this. minute.
I've hated our bathroom floor for pretty much as long as I can remember.
It has vinyl press-on tiles that always look dirty, and there is a definite slope behind the toilet that has always worried me.