Another Tuesday Tidbits and we managed to get a few more items crossed off our list on the inside. The weather has not been super cooperative (lots of rain), so the only exterior items we have worked on were small and fast. Such as adding flowers to the front containers (pictured above).

We also installed one of these garden hose wall racks on the back/side of the house last year, but realized we had to walk around the ENTIRE house for certain things. So we installed a second one just outside of the garage service door. This seems minor, but will prove very helpful!

Another minor item that we planned on but just never got around to was a trim piece in the breezeway. It’s almost impossible for me to get a full shot of the breezeway, but our stairs are gray hexagon tile with natural hickory risers. We decided to add a piece of natural hickory wood as a single trim to tie it all together.

Here is a reminder of what our stairs look like in the breezeway.

Sadly, this pic almost makes me laugh. It looks weird and out of place….but I promise it’s not. If you could see the entire “room” it finally looks finished.

If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram, you know we added another piece of hickory to the large fireplace. It makes such a difference. Again….silly, small items that really have a nice impact. The time consuming part was that we had to order the hickory, then we had to “rip” each board. Side note: Trent uses the term “rip” with wood all the time. I refused to ask what it meant, but after a decade I have come to the conclusion that it means to cut the board all the way down the length…so vertically, instead of the usual horizontal. After he “ripped” the boards, we had to put a clear coat of stain on each of them to make sure they matched our wood floors. But the small task is finally done!

These little storage bins are going in the upstairs guest bathroom…naturally, Niles had to inspect each one and make sure they were fit for duty.

I don’t know about you guys, but we are ready for a long holiday weekend! Have a wonderful week!!


  • May 22, 2018 Reply


    So beautiful. Niles is having a good time, so many boxes for sitting in!!

  • May 22, 2018 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    The flowers look nice and I like the idea of the hose racks fastened to you home. We had a “box” style that was very cumbersome to use and finally got rid of it. You have it correct, to rip is to cut lengthwise on a board and cutting at 90 degrees to ripping is called cross-cutting……

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