Shoe Storage: Part Four

Will this project ever be done? I need to finish it up soon before it get's too cold to cut wood outside.

Over the weekend, some shelves got cut out of MDF (I wanted to go with wood as recommended by Kelly, but I lost) and the tracks got hung.

So now the important stuff ... deciding what shoes make the cut to be in the shoe towers, what shoes go to shoe heaven and which ones go next to each other. Sounds easy enough?

I still have to figure out a few things:
  • Paint or cover the shelves (wallpaper or contact paper)? What color?

  • What to do with my pretty shoe boxes (they might go into a plastic tub and find a home in the basement after the shoe bags are removed from the boxes)? Do you save shoe boxes too for your fancy shoes?

  • Is there something to put in the shoes rather than tissue paper to help them hold their shape?

Dokidoki Fries says, "please finish this project soon so I don't have to be next to the hiking boots!"

Check out our slow progress: Part One; Part Two; Part Three


Home Sweet Headache

My brother and his girlfriend purchased their first home about two months ago. They settled in Easton, Pennsylvania - home of Crayola Crayons and a river that floods.

They got their 1900s Federal style home for a steal ... $52,000! It may only have (barely) one bathroom and lots of wood paneling but they are ready for the diy challenge.

Emilie is blogging the whole mess over at Home Sweet Headache. Stop on by, say hi, comment that my brother needs a hair cut and help her with some design/diy decisions!

Teaser: You might even see the Dude helping out in some basement destruction.


I think I might cry

After one year and three months, we finally have our street paved, new curbs, sod between the curb and the side walk, and a new driveway apron.

Our town started out by replacing the 100-year old main sewer pipes, then it was the water pipes which finally let them to "encourage" the gas/electric company to replace their lines. The whole time, we lived on a dirt/gravel road.

For two summers, we have not been able to sit on our front porch or open our windows because the dust was crazy!

I think this weekend I will sit on the porch just for the hell of it.

A post from the past...
Last November we got new gas lines to the house.