One of the old-school, quaint things I love about Mac’s neighborhood is that there are no street side mailboxes. Instead, they are all door side. The mailman actually comes up to the door and delivers mail. This is extremely significant to the Bachelorette Pad because my uncle was a mailman in this neighborhood. As kids,… Continue reading The Perfect Mailbox for a Bachelorette Pad
A gallon of paint at Lowe’s runs around $40. When you buy multiple gallons of paint, that can add up and your budget can take a hit. I have learned to scour the clearance paint section at Lowe’s. If paint is returned, they will dramatically discount it and sell it. Last week I saw a… Continue reading Estate Sale Paint
The fortunate thing about midcentury houses is craftsmanship–true, quality craftsmanship that seems to be lost in modern construction. In Mac’s house, the treasure of the house were the floors…original hardwood oak floors. Had any other person bought this house they would miss out on the significance of those floors- when Mac viewed this house in… Continue reading Floored.
You know the thing with 1964 ranch houses? They are NOT open concept…in any way, shape, or form. They do have cramped, segregated rooms, however. But since the average buyer today is not looking for cramped or segregated, Operation Open Concept began. Between the kitchen and living area there was a long dividing wall. It… Continue reading Operation Open Concept
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you have discovered I love to find old, junky things and refurbish them or reinvent them to give them new life. Each flip has been so different, and each house had its own soul that needed reflected in the decor. Finding junk on the side… Continue reading Mac’s Attic
When you’re on a shoe-string budget (like I always am), you keep what you can and bring new life to it. Such was the case with the kitchen cabinets. After I rearranged the cabinet layout, the cabinets were ready for a face lift! The cabinets were original; however, several years ago, Mac had them refaced… Continue reading Face Lift Cabinets
The kitchen in flip #3 was segregated from the living area with the classic peninsula cabinet layout. The long peninsula bar really obstructed the footprint of the kitchen, and I wanted the kitchen to appear larger than the current cabinet layout. The problem, however, was that I planned to keep the kitchen cabinets. While they… Continue reading Kitchen Layout Change