Category Archives: Home Dec

Cypress Craftsman | Electric Chaos

Cypress Craftsman | Electric Chaos

My electrician and his helpers have spent about 2 weeks replacing all sorts of wiring that was wrong, or old, and adding new can lights in rooms that didn’t have them (living room and bedrooms). It’s been extremely stressful because he’s had to cut holes in the walls to access things – 20 in all.… Continue Reading

Cypress Craftsman | Cleaning the Garage

Cypress Craftsman | Cleaning the Garage

While the electricians were working in the house, Logan and I undertook cleaning the garage, which included demolishing a weird, non-functional storage cabinet that had been built right around a workbench. Ugh! There were LOTS of spiders, so I first had the pest control guy out to take care of that, and then we could… Continue Reading

Cypress Craftsman | My New Project!

Cypress Craftsman | My New Project!

All has been quiet on the blog because I’ve been busy with extreme empty nesting: My husband is now living in DeKalb, IL as the director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University. Liam is again spending the summer at the Aspen Music Festival; when he’s done he’ll drive east, hang out with Andrew… Continue Reading

DVD Baskets with Cute Leather Handles

DVD Baskets with Cute Leather Handles

After painting the living room, awesome hubby built a custom size unit to house all the A/V electronic bits needed for our entertainment needs: That bottom left shelf is for DVD storage, so I made four baskets that perfectly fit in that space and hold all our DVDs!!! I snapped a couple of pix of… Continue Reading

I Made Sconces with Indigo Dyed Shades!

I Made Sconces with Indigo Dyed Shades!

After making a couple of lampshades for my bedroom a couple months ago (note, hubby made both the lamps and the bedside tables!): I started thinking about lampshades for sconces on the other side of the room, so I could remove the lamp that’s plugged into the switched outlet for the room from the crowded… Continue Reading