Rembrandt for a $1

I really do not know the first thing about art.  The only thing I knew for sure is that custom framing was expensive.  So cheap art and a nice frame was our mission. It just had to be the accent piece that pulled together the entire room.  So add a little green and a little…



Popcorn Ceilings

My wife and myself bought a house that was built in the 1980’s.  The entire house has popcorn ceilings.  The house has hardwood floors and a rather cute appeals by the popcorn ceilings just left me unhappy with our home.  I have been in my home for twelve years and have always been told getting…



Physical Therapy

It is interesting when having the wrong office furniture forces you to get to physical therapy.  I have the challenge of lifting my arms up to type and over long periods of time that cause one to hunch with shoulders forward.  I happy a great physical therapist that has helped me a great deal.  I…



Empty Space

Have you ever noticed that empty space always seems to get filled with stuff.  We have an out cove that we have measured and found the right book cases to fill.  It will be really tight and may require moving molding and trim.  That space during Christmas show cases a Christmas tree.  Then we put…



Let Me Couch it this Way

My senior year I decided to go to college in the South. I was going to play soccer.  A couple of my friends made the same choice and we decided to rent an apartment off campus. That meant that we needed to be able to furnish the apartment.  None of our parents were in a…



Ergonomics

A large portion of my day and evening are spent sitting in a chair working on the computer. i detailed in the previous post how important getting a new office chair was for my health.  It looks like the next acquisition needs to be a desk.  My constant repetitive motion of lifting my hands and…



Office Chair

I have to be honest with you and tell you that I have not been as excited about this furniture acquisition in a very long time.  I find that I sit in my chair doing my job at least eight hours every day.  I have not gotten physical problems based on the repetitive nature of…



Warmer with an Area Carpet

One of the interesting notes about carpeting and pets is that odors can tend to get buried in them and it can permeate the house.  I have gotten rid of carpets due to the habitual nature of my dog to not want to go outside in the cold to pee.  So the coziness of our…



You Have Hardwood Floors?

When we moved into our new home in upstate New York, we had to choose which child got which room.  My son was a couple of years older, but my daughter had a lot of things.  We worked a deal with my son where we would give him a computer if he was okay with…



Outcove

Okay, so where I was going to put two beautiful side by side book shelves to fill in the large empty out cove in my family room has been put on hold in that is where our Christmas Tree goes year after year.  This is a short-term transition and I will pull this room together…



Ever heard of Mango Wood

Now the hunt for some furniture to match our two new sofas, area rug and painting.  Again, we have dark hardwood floors, so our normal appetite for oak will not work.  It is always nice to work with professionals and they showed us how some of the pieces had grooves and not jut nailed and…