to know. We had a friend who runs a commercial HVAC business come by yesterday and he said that the cost of the 2 systems is basically a wash since we have the infrastructure in place, so I think that, combined with what you said, helps make our decision!
I have a bad, bad habit. I love coming up with home improvement and DIY projects around the house. I love started those projects and jump in head first, gung-ho. And then... I get
frustrated. I run into problems. I run out of time. Such is the case with my front doors. A year and a half ago, I made the decision to paint them and started working on them, but never finished. Thanks to 'encouragement' from my husband and some gorgeous spring weather, I finally buckled down and finished what I started last week. I finally painted the doors in Benjamin Moore's Wythe Blue and got the front of the house finished and ready for spring! #MayProjects#DIY
I've been searching for months for that "perfect" piece of furniture to fit a small nook in my foyer. My list of criteria for the piece was long and it was an exercise in patience for an
I Want it Now girl like me. I finally stumbled across the right dresser for the space a couple of weeks and ran to snatch it up before someone else did. All it needed was a tiny facelift and some new bling to become the final puzzle piece in finishing my foyer.
I always lusted after the hanging ladders in Pottery Barn displays. Since I don't like to spend Pottery Barn prices on things I can make myself, I decided to wait it out and find a ladder
that I could work with for my patio. When I found an old ladder at an antiques vendor booth, I knew it had to be mine. I brought it home finagled my husband into hanging it for me using lengths of chain and "C" clamps attached to our patio roof. Then I used simple hooks screwed into the wood of the ladder to hang the mason jars. I added some sand and tealights, and a Moravian star as a centerpiece.
Altogether between the ladder, the mason jars and the star lantern I think I might have formed a trifecta of perfection. :)
When I'm not entertaining I take the mason jars down from the ladder and sit them on the table in case a strong wind blows through. Don't want glass on my patio!
The ladder "chandelier" is one of my most favorite projects ever, especially since it is what drew me into the Hometalk community over a year ago. I happened upon a post here while randomly searching the internet. I shared my idea with you guys in someone else's thread and it received such great feedback that I stayed and never left! :) The awesome Miriam I might have had a lot to do with that! So, thanks! #Bestof2012
This might be the most ridiculous question ever asked on Hometalk. My formerly black thumb is now more of a yellowish-brown color, meaning that I'm slowly learning about plants and not
killing every one I get my hands on. We have a row of 3 boxwoods that were planted about 4 years ago. This spring they've had a ton of new growth but we've gotten tons of rain. Everytime it rains, they look like the pictures below. My question is why?? Do we need to cut them back or is something else going on that we need to be more concerned with? I am worried that their shape will be permanently affected if it hasn't already been. Any help you can provide would be fantastic... thanks!
and Nancy Hand... I will try cutting them back and cross my fingers. The cold weather should have already vacated NC but it doesn't seem to want to leave this year! I am hoping for some sunny and warm days soon to see how they dry out and then I will go from there.